Engineers from Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) companies receive advanced training on implementing net metered rooftop solar projects. © GIZ/Ashraful Huda

Advancing eco-friendly energy solutions in Bangladesh

Policy Advisory for Promoting Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

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  • Commissioning Party

    German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

  • Country
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  • Overall term

    2021 to 2024

  • Products and expertise

    Sustainable infrastructure: water, energy, transport

A group of government-certified energy auditors receives advanced training on auditing fertiliser industries.© GIZ/Sajib Al Mamun

Context

Bangladesh's economy grows rapidly, but the country remains highly vulnerable to climate change. To mitigate this impact, Bangladesh commits to implementing its climate goals, known as nationally determined contributions (NDCs) as part of the Paris Agreement. NDCs are specific targets and actions each country sets to reduce national emissions and adapt to climate impacts.

The latest NDCs, published in 2021, outline projects to develop renewable energy sources and improve electricity generation technologies. Efficient electricity supply through renewable sources is crucial for a successful energy transition. However, the adoption of new technologies in the country's electricity system development plans, such as the Integrated Energy and Power System Master Plan (IEPSMP), remains limited.

To integrate renewable energies successfully, stakeholders must align on a common strategy. Additionally, identifying energy efficiency potential on the demand side is essential to implement effective energy-saving measures. Consequently, this approach will ensure a comprehensive and coordinated effort towards achieving energy resilience.

Two people at the national solar help desk receive support for establishing net metered rooftop solar systems on their premise.© GIZ/Ananya Rubayat

Objective

Bangladesh has made significant progress towards achieving an eco-friendly energy transition.

Approach

The project aims to create a supportive political, regulatory, and economy environment to accelerate Bangladesh’s eco-friendly energy transition. It highlights the application scenarios, potential, and limitations of eco-friendly technologies. To achieve its objectives, the project focuses on the following two measures:

  • Expanding the framework: The project expands the political and legal framework within the energy domain.
  • Promoting innovation: It lays the foundation for the growth of innovative renewable energy sources and energy-efficient technologies through demonstration projects.

Last update: Juni 2024

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