Removal of Barriers to Energy Efficiency and Improvements in the Steel Re-rolling Mill Sector in India

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Evaluation Plan:
2003-2007, India
Evaluation Type:
Project
Planned End Date:
08/2007
Completion Date:
02/2008
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
--

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Title Removal of Barriers to Energy Efficiency and Improvements in the Steel Re-rolling Mill Sector in India
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2003-2007, India
Evaluation Type: Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 02/2008
Planned End Date: 08/2007
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Crisis Prevention & Recovery
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
Evaluation Budget(US $): --
Joint Programme: No
Mandatory Evaluation: Yes
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: Yes
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Project Type:
GEF Phase: GEF-null
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Key Stakeholders:
Countries: INDIA
Comments: ToR Available
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 The PMC should be less top-heavy with, for example, having more staff based at the Resident Mission instead of sitting in Delhi. These regionally based staff should have the technical knowledge about the SRRM sector, but also have a commercial orientation to be able to convince the SRRM owners to effect energy-efficient investments
2 The PMC should not act too much as consultant itself, but play more of a facilitating role by bringing together the various stakeholders (SRRM units, technology providers, consultants, technology institutions, consultants, banks, national and local authorities) at the national as well as regional (Cluster) level
3 the project has two committees, the Steering (PSC) and Advisory Committee. (PAC). In the same spirit of decentralisation, more ?advice? should be at the cluster level by setting up regional PACs, while at the national level, the ?decision-making? function of the PSC should be strengthened by adopting a culture of ?taking bold decisions? to speed up the project?s implementation.
4 A business plan should be formulated for the TIRFAC Software Centre, in particular looking at the sustainability of its operations after the project?s end
5 The mapping of clusters (assessment of technology, such as furnace type, production capacity, end products as well as current practices, needs and technological options) should be finalised as soon as possible, to be followed by updating the roster of technology providers, consultants and resource persons as well as by performing technology-wise benchmarking for each cluster. This mapping should include the establishment of a firm baseline of energy consumption and corresponding CO2 emissions in the SRRM sector so that progress and project results can be monitored
6 Regarding technologies, a step-wise package of technology should be promoted, i.e. starting first with the ?low-hanging fruits? (low-cost technologies) such as good maintenance and operating practices and realising improvements in the existing furnace (better refractive lining, putting in automation and control system, etc.). As a next step, it can be considered the whole furnace can be replaced by a new more efficient pusher-type furnace with a recuperator (see Text Box 1 for a description of technologies). More expensive state-of-the-art technology packages (regenerative burners and walking beam furnaces) could be considered for the larger SRRM units. .Another option is switching to pulverised coal and coal gasification.
1. Recommendation: The PMC should be less top-heavy with, for example, having more staff based at the Resident Mission instead of sitting in Delhi. These regionally based staff should have the technical knowledge about the SRRM sector, but also have a commercial orientation to be able to convince the SRRM owners to effect energy-efficient investments
Management Response: [Added: 2011/01/06]

Agreed, this will be implemented in the next phase of the project

Key Actions:

2. Recommendation: The PMC should not act too much as consultant itself, but play more of a facilitating role by bringing together the various stakeholders (SRRM units, technology providers, consultants, technology institutions, consultants, banks, national and local authorities) at the national as well as regional (Cluster) level
Management Response: [Added: 2011/01/06]

Agreed

Key Actions:

3. Recommendation: the project has two committees, the Steering (PSC) and Advisory Committee. (PAC). In the same spirit of decentralisation, more ?advice? should be at the cluster level by setting up regional PACs, while at the national level, the ?decision-making? function of the PSC should be strengthened by adopting a culture of ?taking bold decisions? to speed up the project?s implementation.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/01/06]

Agreed

Key Actions:

4. Recommendation: A business plan should be formulated for the TIRFAC Software Centre, in particular looking at the sustainability of its operations after the project?s end
Management Response: [Added: 2011/01/06]

agreed

Key Actions:

5. Recommendation: The mapping of clusters (assessment of technology, such as furnace type, production capacity, end products as well as current practices, needs and technological options) should be finalised as soon as possible, to be followed by updating the roster of technology providers, consultants and resource persons as well as by performing technology-wise benchmarking for each cluster. This mapping should include the establishment of a firm baseline of energy consumption and corresponding CO2 emissions in the SRRM sector so that progress and project results can be monitored
Management Response: [Added: 2011/01/06]

Agreed

Key Actions:

6. Recommendation: Regarding technologies, a step-wise package of technology should be promoted, i.e. starting first with the ?low-hanging fruits? (low-cost technologies) such as good maintenance and operating practices and realising improvements in the existing furnace (better refractive lining, putting in automation and control system, etc.). As a next step, it can be considered the whole furnace can be replaced by a new more efficient pusher-type furnace with a recuperator (see Text Box 1 for a description of technologies). More expensive state-of-the-art technology packages (regenerative burners and walking beam furnaces) could be considered for the larger SRRM units. .Another option is switching to pulverised coal and coal gasification.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/01/06]

Agreed

Key Actions:

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