为期一天的工业能效融资研讨会于2011年3月29日在上海闵行莘庄工业区顺利召开。本次研讨会由美国国际发展署和美铝基金会资助，由世界资源研究所（the World Resources Institute）、上海交通大学能源研究院、上海市闵行区经济委员会以及上海市能效中心共同举办。
China Energy Efficiency Financing Pilot Project is Fruitful
The one-day workshop on Better Access to Finance for Industrial Energy Efficiency was held in the Xinzhuang Industrial Park, Minhang District, Shanghai on March 29, 2011. Funded by USAID and the Alcoa Foundation, the workshop was co-hosted by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and its strategic local partners, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the Economic Commission of Shanghai Minhang District, and the Shanghai Energy Efficiency Center.
The workshop was well-received by the 74 participants. 45 of these participants were representatives of plant managers, energy managers and engineers, finance managers, EHS managers, advisors to Chairman of the board, etc. from 34 Chinese, American, and other-international companies with Shanghai facilities. Others were representatives from financial institutes, NGOs, consulting firms, and pre-selected ESCOs.
The workshop introduced the pilot energy efficiency financing bundling project which is an initiative of the US-China Partnership for Climate Action (PCA) program. Experts presented on the topic of energy efficiency financing and energy performance contracting (EPC) and analyzed the benefits and risks to host companies of external energy efficiency financing and the EPC model. Experts and other workshop participants discussed in detail the methods and process of bundling energy efficiency projects for financing in addition to the benefits which host industrial companies can achieve by participating in the bundling pilot project.
This workshop was well timed with the Government’s new approach to encourage energy performance contracting. As a key event of the WRI China Energy Efficiency Financing Project-Building the Financing Capacity of Industries and Bundling of Small and Medium Sized EE Projects for Financing, the workshop was held successfully. Seventeen industrial companies expressed strong interest in participating in the project. The Economic Commission of the Minhang District Government confirmed that they will continue to support the project and will help secure participation of industrial companies in the district in the pilot. In the next few months, WRI and partners will further reach out to those industrial companies who have showed interests in participating in the bundling pilot, collect the information of individual potential energy efficiency projects, and develop and issuing a request for proposal to finance and implement the portfolio of energy efficiency projects to attract proposals from qualified ESCOs.
WRI, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Economic Commission of Minhang District (Shanghai), and Shanghai Energy Efficiency Center worked very closely and made the workshop a success. This convening of key partners and stakeholders allowed us to make important progress towards the project’s ultimate goal of exploring new models to accelerate investment in industrial energy efficiency projects that can be replicated in other regions and thus achieving energy savings and GHG emission reductions of Chinese, US, and International industrial plants in China.