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BANGLADESH PROJECT BRIEF CATALYZING CLEAN ENERGY IN BANGLADESH (CCEB) Project Purpose: USAID’s energy project, Catalyzing Clean Energy in Bangladesh Location: National Coverage (CCEB), supports the development of a low greenhouse gas (GHG) economy and promotes clean energy, energy efficiency and energy conservation in Bangladesh.

Partners: Deloitte Consulting LLP

Project Duration (Start and End Dates): 10 Oct 2012- 09 Oct 2017

Site Contacts: Michael Ellis Chief of Party Tel: +8801685095823 E-mail:

Grant Amount: USD 14,990,150 USAID Project Officer: Sher M. Khan Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR)

Overview USAID’s energy program, Catalyzing Clean Energy in Bangladesh (CCEB), supports the development of a low greenhouse gas (GHG) economy and promotes clean energy, energy efficiency and energy conservation in Bangladesh. CCEB is a fiveyear program that commenced in 2012 and is implemented by Deloitte Consulting LLP. Key focal areas of the program include:

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Improve the regulatory environment for clean energy development Strengthen analytical capacity for energy sector planning and policy-making Support industrial energy efficiency analysis and adoption Promote demand side management programs for electric utilities Conduct market analysis and promote use of improved cookstoves

Project Services and Assistance Bangladesh’s energy sector faces a number of challenges. Foremost among them are severe power shortages, skyrocketing natural gas consumption and low availability of power in rural areas. More than 50% of the population still lacks access to electricity. The gap between electricity supply and demand is currently about 1,500 MW during peak hours and could grow if new generation sources are delayed. CCEB’s objective is to support energy sector development for energy security, economic growth and climate change mitigation. Building on USAID/Bangladesh’s previous achievements, USAID’s Clean Energy program will work with the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC), Government of Bangladesh (GOB) ministries and agencies, energy utilities, private sector energy end-users and other relevant stakeholders. CCEB efforts focus on strengthening the energy regulatory environment, increasing energy efficiency and promoting clean energy development. The project will provide technical assistance to targeted organizations, small project grants as incentives to promote industrial energy efficiency adoption and training to individuals or groups. These efforts will help build institutional and human capacity in regulatory practices and energy business operations to strengthen Bangladesh’s ability to make decisions related to clean energy and reduce GHG emissions. USAID’s Clean Energy program is committed to working with local and international partners in all areas to promote increased use of clean and efficient energy technologies and design and implementation of policies and regulations that put Bangladesh on a pathway to a low-carbon emissions economy. Some of the program’s actions include:

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Strengthen BERC’s capacity to effectively execute its functions as mandated by the BERC Act 2003. Strengthen energy planning to model low GHG emission scenarios, analyze data and then compare various development options to achieve reduced GHG emissions in the energy sector. Build technical capacity in industries to analyze, fund and adopt cost–effective energy efficient practices and new methods to improve the efficient use of energy and reduce consumption. Work with urban electricity distribution utilities on demand side management (DSM) programs to better balance supply and demand to reduce load-shedding and stabilize the power supply. Build a sustainable market for improved cookstoves to reduce energy consumption and indoor air pollution.

USAID’s Clean Energy program is an initiative of the U.S. Government. The U.S. Government, through USAID, has provided over $6 billion in development assistance to Bangladesh since 1971. In 2012 alone, USAID provided more than $200 million to improve the lives of people in Bangladesh. USAID support programs that: promote democratic institutions and practices, expand food security that lead to economic opportunities, improve health and education services, and increase resiliency to climate change through adaptation and low carbon development. USAID: U.S. Embassy, Madani Avenue, Baridhara, Dhaka – 1212, Bangladesh Telephone: (8802) 885-5500 • Fax: (8802) 882-3648 Website: • Facebook:

CCEB Project Brief  

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