Int. J. of Energy Technology and Policy   »   2017 Vol.13, No.3



Title: A case study of barriers and drivers for energy efficiency in an Indian city


Authors: G. Jangali Satish; N. Nagesha


Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, BVB College of Engineering and Technology, Hubballi, Karnataka, India
Department of Studies in Industrial and Production Engineering, UBDT College of Engineering, Davangere, Karnataka, India


Abstract: Energy development is an indicator of economic growth. Countries pursuing economic progress are required to resort to increasing degrees of energy usage. Achieving these levels of energy output and utilisation through present technologies is not only difficult and expensive, but also environmentally unsustainable. Energy efficiency generates substantial financial savings while simultaneously improving environmental quality. Despite these benefits, developing countries like India are missing out energy efficiency opportunity and instead concentrating on increased energy production. This report deals with the identification of barriers which prevent implementation of energy efficiency standards, aside from studying drivers which promotes its adoption. The various barriers and drivers are discussed and identified for both residential and commercial sectors in Davangere City, Karnataka State, India. The factor analysis is carried out by principal component analysis (PCA) method to find the barriers which prevent from achieving energy efficiency.


Keywords: barriers; commercial sector; drivers; energy efficiency standards; residential sector; case study; India; principal component analysis; PCA.


DOI: 10.1504/IJETP.2017.10001381


Int. J. of Energy Technology and Policy, 2017 Vol.13, No.3, pp.266 - 277


Submission date: 04 Mar 2016
Date of acceptance: 22 May 2016
Available online: 30 Jan 2017



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