Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Programme (Bangladesh)

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Programme (Bangladesh)


  • Developing the framework conditions for promotion of RE and EE through policy advocacy and institutional development of Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority(SREDA)
  • Developing locally customized technological solutions on sustainable energy delivery and establishing business cases through successful piloting
  • Facilitating market uptake of successful business models through capacity development of stakeholders
  • Promoting access to finance and leveraging sustainable ownership


The objective of this project to improve the conditions under which stakeholders can integrate solar power into the grid and improve efficiency in the power grid.”. To achieve the objective with its implementing partners, who are led by the Power Division (Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources; MPEMR), the project is pursuing a multi-stakeholder approach at several levels. It is structured in three components that reflect three levels of intervention:

To assure continuous development, Bangladesh needs sustainable energy solution. The programme focuses on clean and affordable renewable energy solutions to the rural areas and urgently needed local communities. REEEP promotes the sustainable supply and consumption of energy in order to ensure energy security, reduced emissions and improved livelihoods throughout the country. To achieve this target, REEEP involves local partners from the financial and private sectors, non-government organisations and rural communities. REEEP works closely with the Government of Bangladesh to improve the legal and institutional framework of the energy sector.

To provide sustainable energy services, REEEP’s approach also focuses on capacity development, awareness campaign and market development.

Field of intervention

  • Improved Rice Parboiling System (IRPS)
  • Waste heat recovery from Power Stations to operate chilling facility/dryer
  • Promotion of LED in Garments under ESCO Model
  • Energy Efficiency Potential in Steel Re-rolling Mills
  • Retained Heat Cooker (RHC)

Targeted beneficiaries

  • Small and medium sized enterprise
  • Textile industries
  • Urban communities where energy solution is needed to be further efficient
  • Rural/climate affected communities
  • Women as beneficiaries and service providers
  • Children as indirect beneficiaries
  • Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority and other Government entities
  • Banks and Financial Institutions


EE Market

  • 75 Improved Rice Parboiling Systems installed in 14 Rice Mill clusters; 15 service providers created
  • Facilitated establishment of SREDA, the national nodal institution for promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency. SREDA is taking over the programme’s successful interventions for further upscaling (e.g. Improved Rice Parboiling System, Solar Powered Drinking Water System and Waste to Energy feasibility study)
  • Retained Heat Cookers have nine manufacturers and 24,750 units have reached stove users
  • Successful baseline study on the “Promotion of Energy Efficient LED Lighting in the Garment Industry under ESCO model” has convinced relevant stakeholders to implement a pilot project. 4400 luminaires were replaced by LED lighting, saving 30-50% of the required energy.
  • 75 Improved Rice Parboiling Systems installed in 14 Rice Mill clusters; 15 service providers created
  • Built 122 Solar-Powered Drinking Water Units benefitting 63,000 households. Green Climate Fund (GCF) acquisition process is ongoing.
  • Supported Bangladesh Power Development Board in implementing the first pilot project on Waste to Energy at Keraniganj
  • Feasibility study conducted on the application of efficient natural lighting in SMEs and industries through R&D of Solar Pipe Light. Proven technologies for Solar Pipe Light have been developed.
  • Pilot phase of slaughter house based biogas in progress for Gazipur City Corporation
  • Development of Energy Audit Regulation for Bangladesh Government
  • 200 Bankers / Financial Institute Representatives trained on Green Banking



01 November 2013 - 31 October 2018

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