Terminal Evaluation- UNDP India / MNRE Project 61121: Global Solar Water Heating Market Transformation and Strengthening Initiative (India GSWH) Project

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Evaluation Plan:
2013-2017, India
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
01/2014
Completion Date:
06/2013
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
20,000

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Title Terminal Evaluation- UNDP India / MNRE Project 61121: Global Solar Water Heating Market Transformation and Strengthening Initiative (India GSWH) Project
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2013-2017, India
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 06/2013
Planned End Date: 01/2014
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 1.5. Inclusive and sustainable solutions adopted to achieve increased energy efficiency and universal modern energy access (especially off-grid sources of renewable energy)
Evaluation Budget(US $): 20,000
Source of Funding:
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Roland Wong Mr.
Sandeep Tandon Mr. INDIA
GEF Evaluation: Yes
Evaluation Type:
Focal Area: Climate Change
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-4
PIMS Number: 3611
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: INDIA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Strengthen energy labeling to promote best SWH models
2 Improve programme management capacity of MNRE through setting up a system for information collection and monitoring energy performance of new SWH installations.
3 Re-assess and build state and municipal-level capacities to manage JNNSM Phase II SWH installations.
4 Increase the training of semi-skilled and skilled workers who will be needed for the additional SWH installations to meet the targets of JNNSM, Phase II
5 Strengthen financial mechanisms for SWH under JNNSM Phase II
6 Include solar water heaters as an option under the solar specific Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) for industrial consumers with demand exceeding 1 MW
7 MNRE should provide resources to conduct surveys and develop a 2013 and 2014 baseline for SWH installations in India in the domestic sector.
1. Recommendation: Strengthen energy labeling to promote best SWH models
Management Response: [Added: 2014/05/09] [Last Updated: 2014/05/09]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The terminal evaluation report was shared with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. MNRE was the implementing partner. MNRE is also the nodal ministry for promoting solar water heaters in the country.
[Added: 2014/05/09]
MNRE 2013/01 Completed No further action is required by UNDP.
2. Recommendation: Improve programme management capacity of MNRE through setting up a system for information collection and monitoring energy performance of new SWH installations.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/05/09] [Last Updated: 2014/05/09]

The report was shared with MNRE for consideration.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
MNRE to improve in-house capacity.
[Added: 2014/05/09]
MNRE 2013/01 Completed No further action required from UNDP.
3. Recommendation: Re-assess and build state and municipal-level capacities to manage JNNSM Phase II SWH installations.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/05/09] [Last Updated: 2014/05/09]

Agree.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
MNRE has requested UNDP to support them leveraging a follow up phase 2 project from GEF to further accelerate penetration of solar water heater with follow up action on municipal-level capacities.
[Added: 2014/05/09]
MNRE and UNDP 2013/01 Completed UNDP is in discussion with MNRE.
4. Recommendation: Increase the training of semi-skilled and skilled workers who will be needed for the additional SWH installations to meet the targets of JNNSM, Phase II
Management Response: [Added: 2014/05/09] [Last Updated: 2014/05/09]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
MNRE has requested UNDP to support them to get phase 2 GEF project to help them accelerate the solar water heater markets. Skill development will be one of the key outcome area.
[Added: 2014/05/09]
MNRE and UNDP 2013/01 Completed UNDP is in discussions with MNRE
5. Recommendation: Strengthen financial mechanisms for SWH under JNNSM Phase II
Management Response: [Added: 2014/05/09] [Last Updated: 2014/05/09]

One of the mechanism, Energy Service Company concept was demonstrated during the project. The evaluation report and documents related to ESCO are shared with MNRE for inclusion under JNNSM Phase II.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
MNRE to include such mechanisms in JNNSM phase II
[Added: 2014/05/09]
MNRE 2013/01 Completed MNRE has noted suggestion. No action required by UNDP.
6. Recommendation: Include solar water heaters as an option under the solar specific Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) for industrial consumers with demand exceeding 1 MW
Management Response: [Added: 2014/05/09] [Last Updated: 2014/05/09]

UNDP has brought this recommendation to the notice of Project Steering Committee in specific. The action has been noted by MNRE. However, this may require cabinet approval. MNRE to take further action.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
MNRE to take appropriate action to include Solar water heaters under RPO obligations suitably.
[Added: 2014/05/09]
MNRE 2013/01 Completed No action required from UNDP.
7. Recommendation: MNRE should provide resources to conduct surveys and develop a 2013 and 2014 baseline for SWH installations in India in the domestic sector.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/05/09] [Last Updated: 2014/05/09]

The terminal evaluation report has been shared with MNRE for suitable action.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
MNRE to take appropriate action.
[Added: 2014/05/09]
MNRE 2013/01 Completed MNRE has noted suggestion. No action required from UNDP.

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