MN15 TTR Phase II-Development of Guideline for Standard Offer Program

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1 Reduced GHG emission
Start Date Q1  Aug 7 2019
End Date q1 Dec 31 2019
Funding Source Earmarked, Core
Actual Budget (USD) 45,911
Budget Percentage 94%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 43,034
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD) 31,791
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor)
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
GGGI Project Code :
Project Manager and Staff +
Batzaya Bayasgalan

Green Investment Officer, Mongolia

Bayarmaa Enkhbayar

Senior Program Associate, Mongolia Program

Project context, objectives and description

Low energy efficiency (EE) of old precast buildings is a major reason for Mongolia’s high GHG emission per capita. The precast buildings with thin walls and single-glazed window represent 30% of the building stock in Ulaanbaatar (UB), the capital of Mongolia, where half of the country’s population lives. In winter when the temperature falls below -40 Celsius, the energy losses of such buildings increase the need for heating and affect the quality of life of these 45,462 households. 

The project objective is to advance the feasibility of the project and help convince NAMA or other possible financiers that the project is mature enough to justify i.Additional funding to be unlocked for detailed project preparation ii.Submission of the project for financing. This project is aligned with IO1. Strengthened national, sub-national and local green growth planning, financing and institutional frameworks. 

The TTR project intends to drive transformational, sustainable and replicable change in the areas of EE finance and policy. By treating energy savings as energy generation, the TTR project helps trigger utilities to reconsider their business model and leads GoM to review the current subsidies scheme. 

The initial project size, of USD 20.1 million, will allow the retrofitting of 35% or 370 building blocks of the total building stock and will be the first of 3 phases to extend the retrofitting to the total precast building stock (1077 building blocks). Total estimated investment needed for implementation amounts to approx. USD 72.8 million. Phase I is expected to deliver savings equivalent to 1,351 MWh/year which equals 96,891 tons of direct CO2 emissions, with a 10 years cumulative saving of 775,128 tCO2e. 

Type of services provided, and results achieved

Impact: Decreased greenhouse gases emissions from residential buildings (Achieved) 

Outcome: Enhanced policy environment for the implementation of building retrofitting projects. 

Project Outputs completed in 2019: 

i. Green Growth Policies:

Policy Assignment: 

  • The Guideline for Standard Offer Program was produced to support energy efficiency initiatives and ESCO market development in Mongolia.

ii. Green Investments: 

  • Green investments catalyzedMunicipality of Ulaanbaatar City (MUB) committed USD 7.2 million to the project. The decision was made by MUB to show their commitment and support of TTR project to NAMA Facility as well as other international donor organizations. 

iii. Capacity Building and Knowledge Products:  

  • Total of 3 capacity building activities in the form of workshops such as Building Energy Accelerator, Thermo-technical retrofitting of residential buildings and Stakeholder engagement workshop