Energy efficiency baseline study

About the project

Buildings in Bhutan use twice the energy and the residential sector is the highest energy consumer, accounting for 48.7% of the total energy consumption.

The industrial sector accounts for almost 25% of the total energy and accounts for almost 65% of the total electricity as of 2005. The transport sector is fully dependent on imported fossil fuels for which most of the revenue earned from the export of electricity is used.

In order to formulate an objective Energy Efficiency Policy, it is necessary to conduct a baseline study in relevant sectors. Therefore, this project intends to conduct a baseline study and identify potential sectors for energy efficiency interventions and its implementation strategy.

Project outline

The baseline study will identify potential sectors for Energy Efficiency intervention, quantification of costs and benefits, recommendations for policy and regulatory requirements and implementation strategies for the identified sectors:

  • Transport: reduction of fossil fuel dependency
  • Buildings: Improved insulation levels, lighting, cooking and heating requirements
  • Industry: improved processes and technologies
  • Agriculture: appropriate and new methods of agriculture activities


Donors Amount (USD)
UNDP $ 95, 000

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