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Scale-up investments in geothermal power assisted Turkey in securing Clean Technology Fund and IBRD co-financing for a major geothermal investment project. Along with partners, we launched the globally-applicable, harmonized standards for measurement of geothermal resources essential for informed decisions on policies. Brazilian cities switched to LED street lights and Ukrainian cities to identify opportunities to improve their energy efficiency. ESMAP/ASTAE/SIDS DOCK Support Program helped leverage World Bank investments in the Philippines and Sao Tome and Principe.
Under the Covenant of Mayors, several cities across Ukraine committed to increasing energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions by 20% by 2020. ESMAP supported TRACE diagnostics in four of these cities to assess opportunities to reduce energy expenditures and plan urban efficiency programs. The work helped to identify EE potential across municipal sectors and barriers to financing, and produced analysis which opened up a policy dialogue with the central government and municipalities.
ESMAP’s technical assistance supported crucial amendments to the transmission and distribution grid codes to facilitate the integration of VRE, laying the basis for the World Bank PhRED project; generated and disseminated new knowledge on how to operate large amounts of VRE in an existing system; and published a report and guide on managing VRE issues presented to key stakeholders during a workshop in Manila in 2013.
With ESMAP support, the World Bank is scaling up this work through technical assistance and knowledge sharing.
ESMAP support laid the groundwork for two projects by addressing challenges related to renewable energy, and developing the policy needed to connect variable renewable energy to the grid in a sustainable way.
IFC, with support from ESMAP, Launches PH Green Building Certification Program which works with an array of stakeholders to promote green buildings.
During COP22’s Buildings Day in Marrakech, ESMAP joins a coalition of more than 80 key players who have expressed their commitment to the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC) to scale up the implementation of ambitious actions towards the “below 2° C” pathway in the sector.
The World Bank Group CIF and ESMAP programs are helping countries develop their solar resources, make projects less risky, provide access to low-cost capital for power plants and improve transmission and distribution infrastructure. Previously, nearly impossible without private investment in the sector.
ESMAP and United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources (UNFC) launch a universally acceptable and internationally applicable scheme for the classification and reporting of fossil energy and mineral reserves and resources.
Power for Kenya's Urban Poor