Development of Energy Efficiency Policy for Industrial Development in The Sultanate of Oman

  • The project aimed at developing an energy efficiency policy to promote competitive and climate ‎friendly industrial development in Oman. ‎
  • The project focused on devising interventions resulting in substantial improvements and not ‎requiring for their implementation more than existing, or marginally upgraded, capacities. These ‎interventions necessitated applicability in Oman, as well as cost effectiveness in terms of ‎investments and operations and necessary accompanying or preparatory measures. ‎
  • Both the short and the long term interventions were to comprise description, rationale, responsible ‎implementation agency and supporting agencies clarifying the role of each, stakeholders and ‎distribution of costs among them as well as timeline of implementation and relation to other mutually ‎supportive policies and actions. ‎
  • Each policy was to have a proposed monitoring scheme with responsibilities and principal ‎indicators. The proposed policies were a part of a “Policy Value Chain”, starting from the ‎assessment of baseline, to a vision compatible with Oman’s strategies, to policies including ‎implementation and monitoring mechanisms.‎
  •  The scope of work encompassed:
    •  Thorough baseline study, covering industrial stock, sectoral distribution and plans as well as ‎current energy efficiency policies, commitments and challenges, including related issues such as: ‎energy pricing and climate change commitments. ‎
    •  Outlining an industrial energy efficiency vision and strategy prior to a first visit to Oman, during ‎which baseline information gaps were investigated. ‎
    •  Following the first visit, the vision and strategy were revised and proposed policies were specified ‎and elaborated.‎
    •  Proposed policies comprised: Description, Justification; Beneficiaries; Risks; Relation to Other ‎Policies)/Programmes; Goals; Owner(s); Activities; Cost Estimates; Stakeholders; Indicators; ‎Timeframe; Enabling Conditions (e.g. infrastructure; Human Capacity; Financial Resources and ‎Budgeting, and Government Support). ‎
    • Possible integration in mutually supportive policy packages was considered and the expected ‎impact of each policy and policy package was clarified.
    • ‎A master Plan was proposed over a 20 year period specifying short, medium and long term ‎policies and programs. ‎
    •  An immediate action plan was prepared, to include both “quick wins” and actions required to ‎prepare for deployment of policies further on the time line.‎

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