LA13 Market Preparation for Industrial Energy Efficiency in Lao PDR

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1 Reduced GHG emission, SO2 Creation of green jobs
Start Date Q4  6 November 2020
End Date q2 6 May 2022
Funding Source Earmarked
Actual Budget (USD) 299,457
Budget Percentage %
Actual Expenditure (USD)
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD)
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty, gender
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium) Ministry of Industry and Commerce; Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Name of consortium members, if any N/A
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
GGGI Project Code : LA13
Project Manager and Staff +
Christophe Assicot

Green Investment Specialist

Project Context, Objectives and Description

Most recent data available indicates that the primary energy intensity level in Lao PDR regressed by 72.3% between 2010 and 2015 due to, among others, limited information on energy consumption patterns, lack of public or private sector capacity for energy efficiency planning and implementation, limited regulatory framework, and low level of understanding of the benefits of energy efficiency.

This Readiness proposal has been prepared to help the Government of Lao PDR implement the National Green Growth Strategy and achieve the energy consumption reduction target. It consists of developing a comprehensive set of activities to increase levels of awareness about green industrial practices and catalyze private investments in the deployment of energy efficiency measures in the industrial sector. The project deliverables comprise:

  • An effective stakeholder coordination mechanism.
  • Lao PDR’s industrial energy efficiency policy guidelines and action plan.
  • A training program for the development of local energy services companies (ESCOs) and auditing skills.
  • At least 25 energy audits, technology options assessment and financial models completed across the industrial sectors.
  • An Information Memorandum and an investor forum which will highlight identified energy efficiency investment opportunities and match private and public enterprises in the industrial sector with investors and financiers.
  • A GCF concept note on industrial energy efficiency investment through ESCO delivery model.

The program aims to coordinate and engage stakeholders including the domestic private sector to catalyze investments in the deployment of energy efficiency measuresin large, medium and small industrial enterprises. The program will also address policy gaps, remove identified investment barriers, and develop a quality project concept note for submission to the GCF.