Mid-Term Review Report: Promoting Energy Efficiency in Commecial Buildings in Thailand (PEECB)

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Evaluation Plan:
2012-2016, Thailand
Evaluation Type:
Mid Term Project
Planned End Date:
09/2015
Completion Date:
09/2015
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
26,525

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Title Mid-Term Review Report: Promoting Energy Efficiency in Commecial Buildings in Thailand (PEECB)
Atlas Project Number: 00048912
Evaluation Plan: 2012-2016, Thailand
Evaluation Type: Mid Term Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 09/2015
Planned End Date: 09/2015
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Environment & Sustainable Development
  • 2. 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)
SDG Goal
  • Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
  • Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
SDG Target
  • 17.14 Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development
  • 7.1 By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services
  • 7.2 By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
Evaluation Budget(US $): 26,525
Source of Funding: GEF
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 26,525
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Tien-Ake Tiyapongpattana National Consultant tienake@gmail.com THAILAND
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Promoting Energy Efficiency in Commecial Buildings in Thailand (PEECB)
Evaluation Type: Mid-term Review
Focal Area: Climate Change
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-4
GEF Project ID:
PIMS Number: 48912
Key Stakeholders: Ministry of Energy
Countries: THAILAND
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

UNDP CO to engage a consultant to simplify log-frame and set clearly defined EOP targets.

2

Activate PB members with the objectives to (a) Utilize PEECB platform to synergize between initiatives of particular agencies to enhance effectiveness of EECB measures and GHG reduction; (b) Implement joint training between key players in the field of EE, Climate Change, and architecture

3

Organize PB meetings  more often to discuss and precipitate decisions to institutionalize and sustain EECB after EOP

4

Strengthen outreach to raise profile and public attention of EECB to become national agenda through (a) Creation of ‘EECB Award’ which endorsed by all PB member agencies; (b) Organize high profile dinner talk on EECB by the ‘Best Practices’ ; (c) Public presentation on extrapolation of potential benefits from EECB and call for actions at all level

5

Explore ways to accelerate the disbursement of subsidy to promote energy efficiency in CB – preferential treatment to EECB for a limited time

6

Review the investment by demo project partners and re-assess the co-financing

7

The two firms constituting the PMU must work more cohesively as a single entity and improve the project’s Monitoring and Reporting by adhering to PPM, and develop the scope to engage experts to conduct survey of project stakeholders for monitoring progress of project indicators

8

Project the potential of energy savings, and resource mobilisation requirement for country-wide implementation of energy efficiency in commercial building

1. Recommendation:

UNDP CO to engage a consultant to simplify log-frame and set clearly defined EOP targets.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/06/13]

The Project Team will review and clearly defined EOP targets together with UNDP team. The “mean of verification” will also be reviewed and elaborated to be able to track the progress and success of the project.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
PMU members to review and clarify log-frame.
[Added: 2016/06/13] [Last Updated: 2016/07/28]
PMU,BMC,ENSOP 2015/12 Completed History
Finalize with UNDP team on how to simplify and set clearly defined EOP targets to be aligned with current economic situations.
[Added: 2016/06/13] [Last Updated: 2016/07/28]
PMU, UNDP, BMC,ENSOP 2016/01 Completed History
2. Recommendation:

Activate PB members with the objectives to (a) Utilize PEECB platform to synergize between initiatives of particular agencies to enhance effectiveness of EECB measures and GHG reduction; (b) Implement joint training between key players in the field of EE, Climate Change, and architecture

Management Response: [Added: 2016/06/13]

Bilateral discussion on policy findings and implementation between PB members, other related government agencies/ demonstration buildings and related private sector stakeholders has been conducting to ensure that certain information and active cooperation are well received and fulfilled. PB members have also been invited to attend the training courses organized by BMC and other related workshops and focus group meetings organized by BMC and ENSOP. A number of activities will also be identified and implemented in Y2016 to get PB members and stakeholders participation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. A number of discussions and meetings on particular related issues have been held on the basis of bilateral meetings with authorities and stakeholders concerned as it is regarded as an effective tool towards project implementation.
[Added: 2016/06/13]
PMU, BMC,ENSOP No due date Completed Activate regularly, based on the issues to be discussed with the targeted agencies.
2. Quarterly report of the result of the project achievement will be distributed to PB in order for them to get frequent access of project implementation and information linkage.
[Added: 2016/06/13]
BMC 2016/03 Completed
3. PB members have been invited to attend training courses which have been organized regularly by BMC under component-1 activity.
[Added: 2016/06/13]
BMC No due date Completed Four (4) Training Groups were organized in Y2015 and will be continued in every month of Y2016
3. Recommendation:

Organize PB meetings  more often to discuss and precipitate decisions to institutionalize and sustain EECB after EOP

Management Response: [Added: 2016/06/13]

The PB meetings have been organized according to the working plan as require PB to approve on the annual budget, working plan or any significant issues related to the implementation objectives or project targets. As up to MTR (2 years), there are four (4) PB Meetings were organized. However, to get more participation as recommended by MTR team, start from Y2016, PB meetings will be organized more often or as necessary. Quarterly report will also be planned to submit to PB members to update on the latest project status

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. Increase number of PB Meetings at least twice a year or as necessary
[Added: 2016/06/13]
PMU, BMC No due date Completed Scheduling PB meetings twice a year.
2. Sending to PB members a quarterly updated project policy report in the form of simplified table containing key policies undertaken, its implementation progress and work to be further proceeded.
[Added: 2016/06/13]
BMC, ENSOP 2016/01 Completed
4. Recommendation:

Strengthen outreach to raise profile and public attention of EECB to become national agenda through (a) Creation of ‘EECB Award’ which endorsed by all PB member agencies; (b) Organize high profile dinner talk on EECB by the ‘Best Practices’ ; (c) Public presentation on extrapolation of potential benefits from EECB and call for actions at all level

Management Response: [Added: 2016/06/13]

The project team has been promoted EECB since the beginning of the project through several seminars and workshops. PMU has also continuously pushing EECB, especially the recommended policies or activities identified under PEECB project, into the national Energy Efficiency Plan, EEP. A number of seminars, workshops and training courses to disseminate the outcomes of the project to support the implementation of EECB are planned to be organized and conducted in Y2016 and will be continued through the end of project

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. Certificate of recognition is to be given by UNDP/DEDE as an appreciation for building owners who successfully work on EE building under the support of this project
[Added: 2016/06/13] [Last Updated: 2017/05/03]
PMU, UNDP,ENSOP 2016/12 Completed History
2. Organize workshop or seminar with specific objective to promote the successful case studies from all demonstration buildings
[Added: 2016/06/13] [Last Updated: 2016/11/29]
ENSOP 2016/06 Completed History
3. Exhibition and/or Dinner Talk at high level will be organized to promote and disseminate the project best practices and achievement targeting building owners or developers
[Added: 2016/06/13] [Last Updated: 2016/11/29]
PMU, BMC,ENSOP 2016/09 Completed History
4. Information derived from training/ progress of demonstration buildings or any other related news will be provided in PEECB website and project participating buildings.
[Added: 2016/06/13]
BMC,ENSOP No due date Completed This information sharing is made throughout project life.
5. Recommendation:

Explore ways to accelerate the disbursement of subsidy to promote energy efficiency in CB – preferential treatment to EECB for a limited time

Management Response: [Added: 2016/06/13]

PMU has accelerated the disbursement of subsidy for all demonstration buildings and all requested subsidy from demonstration buildings were already been approved according to the project plan.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Information on available sources of financial subsidy being supported by the government (DEDE) through ESCO Fund, Direct Subsidy and Revolving Fund will be regularly provided via the following channels; 1. Newsletters 2. Seminars 3. Suppliers participating in financial schemes 4. Websites of building owners, networking e-mails etc.
[Added: 2016/06/13]
DEDE No due date Completed These actions are regularly taken,
6. Recommendation:

Review the investment by demo project partners and re-assess the co-financing

Management Response: [Added: 2016/06/13]

DEDE has continuously been promoting energy efficiency through financial support. However, because of the late start of the project caused the time interval for the demo buildings, which were participated in the project document stage, to change their policy. Some of them have moved ahead without any waiting for the project implementation.  However, these hurdles have been solved. The new list of demonstration buildings have been finalized and secured with the financial support from DEDE to encourage the implementation of EE improvement to save energy and reduce GHG. In this regard, the project team will review the investment of the new list of demo project partners and re-assess the co-financing

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. The project team will revise the co-financing figures with the actual figures from the new list of demonstration buildings
[Added: 2016/06/13]
PMU,ENSOP, BMC 2016/01 Completed
2. A table indicating DEDEĆ¢??s co-financing amount that reflects in the form of comprehensive EE projects is to be made available for record
[Added: 2016/06/13]
PMU, BMC 2016/01 Completed
7. Recommendation:

The two firms constituting the PMU must work more cohesively as a single entity and improve the project’s Monitoring and Reporting by adhering to PPM, and develop the scope to engage experts to conduct survey of project stakeholders for monitoring progress of project indicators

Management Response: [Added: 2016/06/13]

The two consultants; BMC and ENSOP, although they have been assigned to implement the project components separately, they have coordinated, cooperated and worked closely through regular meetings and discussions. The outcomes of the three components are related and  compliment to each other such as BESM of BMC’s responsibility needs data survey collected by ENSOP, which needs to be working together in order to complete the effective BESM for future application nationwide. As the role to play on project management, it is the full responsibility of BMC to guide, supervise ENSOP to implement the project components as planned and reach the target of greenhouse gas reduction and energy efficiency promotion

 

Apart from the closed work of the two consulting firms, DEDE through the Project Management Unit (PMU), which has been established since the beginning of the project and whose members are from DEDE’s related bureaus, has, in fact, worked closely with the two consultants; BMC and ENSOP.  Weekly meetings have been continuously organized to deliberately look into work progress and barriers of the project implementation. Advise and instruction are delivered from the meetings to help solve the problems arising from the onsite implementation,  information survey and information findings in order to speed up the work to reach the targets

 

Regarding to the project’s monitoring and reporting by adhering to PPM, the project team will review PPM and will report the progress of the project comparing to the indicator in PPM to UNDP on quarterly basis

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. The weekly meeting among two consultants and PMU has been regularly organized since beginning of Y2014 and will be continued till the end of project
[Added: 2016/06/13] [Last Updated: 2017/05/03]
PMU, BMC, ENSOP 2017/01 Completed Throughout the project life. History
2. The project team will review PPM and will report the progress of the project comparing to the indicator in PPM to UNDP on quarterly basis
[Added: 2016/06/13] [Last Updated: 2017/05/03]
PMU,BMC, ENSOP 2017/01 Completed Throughout the project life. History
8. Recommendation:

Project the potential of energy savings, and resource mobilisation requirement for country-wide implementation of energy efficiency in commercial building

Management Response: [Added: 2016/06/13]

Upon completion of demonstration buildings implementation, the project team will utilize the energy savings results of each type of the building to project the potential of energy savings, and resource mobilization requirement for country-wide implementation of energy efficiency in commercial buildings.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
An evaluation of 12 buildings implementation as the reference cases of future projection of energy saving and country-wide implementation will be conducted based on their due completion in EE improvement.
[Added: 2016/06/13] [Last Updated: 2016/11/29]
PMU, ENSOP 2016/06 Completed History

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