Energy districts in Colombia (Phase II)
Air conditioning in buildings is one of the main sources of energy consumption in Colombia. One way of making the production of air condictioning cleaner and more efficient is to build Energy Districts. SECO supports Colombia in promoting Energy Districts as an interesting option to improve energy efficiency in cities and lower GHG emissions.
- Industrial Development Organization
Significant opportunities for saving energy and reducing CO2 emissions exist in the renewal and updating of air conditioning systems in buildings. In 2014 SECO started the Energy District Project to promote the development of Energy Districts in Colombian cities as one way of making the production of cooling cleaner and more efficient.The first phase of the Project has been successful and made an important step in creating enabling conditions for Energy Districts in Colombia.
The overall objective of the second phase of the Energy District Project is to foster sustainable and clean cities by further promoting the development of Energy Districts in Colombian cities.
At national level, Energy Districts are integrated and implemented in relevant policy, normative and planning instruments.
Energy efficiency requirements for public purchases and public buildings have been integrated in relevant legislation.
At city level, Energy districts are integrated in territorial and city planning instruments.
The "competence and knowhow center" has become the reference point for all questions related to Energy Districts.
The human capital needed for Energy Districts has grown.
Maturity of the market: further Energy Districts in Colombia developed.
At national level,Energy Districts considered in different policy, regulatory and normative instruments.
Propositions made for integrating Energy efficiency requirements for public purchases and public buildings.
A city level, Energy districts considered territorial and city planning.
Spreading Energy District knowledge: the "competence and knowhow center" has become the reference point for all questions related to Energy Districts.
Capacity development: the human capital needed for Energy Districts has grown.
Maturity of the market: further Energy Districts in Colombia start being developed.
Results from previous phases:
The first phase of the Energy District Project has been successful and made an important step in promoting Energy Districts in Colombia. The Energy District Project has contributed to creating enabling conditions at institutional and market level, and achieved initial results in boosting this infrastructure in Colombian cities. The results of the first phase can be summarized as follows: (1) Development of the first large-scale Energy District in Medellin, thereby introducing a technological solution to Colombia which was basically inexistent before, with 34% energy savings, compared to the baseline scenario, and a total reduction of 2,586 tCO2/year (i.e. -56% compared to the business as usual scenario). (2) Technical, institutional and financial barriers for the implementation of Energy Districts in Colombia were identified and started to be tackled by the project.
|Directorate/federal office responsible||
|Budget||Current phase Swiss budget CHF 4'988'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF 0 Budget inclusive project partner CHF 7'238'000|
|Project phases||Phase 2 29.01.2019 - 31.12.2023 (Current phase) Phase 1 01.11.2013 - 31.07.2019 (Completed)|