Asian Regional Energy Initiative,
80-B Spencer Road, 2nd Cross, Fraser Town,
Bangalore 560 005,
+91 80 2555 3563
The Asian Regional Energy
Initiative of the IEI
In keeping with the IEI's efforts to
facilitate energy analysis, the Asian REI tries to provide
reliable information as required: for example, to consumers, on
device efficiency and maintenance, to energy providers, on sources
of energy such as non-conventional renewables, and to
decision-makers and energy providers, on energy planning and
These were intended as "ready reckoners" for consumers, on
options for device improvement. Although based on exhaustive
studies, they are written at the popular level, with charts
indicating costs incurred and the energy use avoided for
specific efficiency measures. These include pamphlets on the
efficient use of
industrial equipment – motors, fans, pumps,
compressors, and refrigerant compressors, on replacing electric
water heaters with solar water heaters, and on improving the
efficiency of domestic lighting through fluorescent and compact
fluorescent lighting devices. Recently, we have begun
preparing concise manuals or "hand books" based on our field
work and analyses of the same. Thus far, these are on the
implementation of energy generation based on the waste of
remunerative farm activities. Through these integrated
projects, it is intended that both livelihood and energy-based
services are improved, and thereby a better quality of life.
- IEI-Workshop reports:
Several workshops have been conducted to acquaint people with
and provide information on new approaches to energy planning, to
non-conventional sources of energy and to an increased scope for
energy efficiency. Course materials for these workshops were
prepared in-house and include information on topics such as
global trends in energy use, the
current approach and resulting problems of electricity planning
in India, least-cost power planning (with the examples of Karnataka
and other regions), barriers to energy efficiency, and
case-studies of decentralized electricity generation.
- Reference library:
This library on energy issues located at the office of the Asian
Regional Energy Initiative contains books, reports, papers,
journals, as well as un-published reports prepared at the IEI.
- Energy for Sustainable
IEI's Asian Regional Energy Initiative was involved in the
establishment of Energy for Sustainable Development (ESD),
the journal of the International Energy Initiative (IEI).
During the period 1994 – 2008, ESD
was prepared, published and circulated from Bangalore.
A CD containing all the issues of the first ten Volumes was also
The journal was intended as a medium of information exchange,
for conveying the results of analytical and training efforts,
and for sharing the lessons learnt from field projects.
Since 2009, ESD is published by Elsevier on behalf
of IEI, but copies of all the 54 issues published from the
Regional Energy Initiative - Asia are available at the library.