A new website for SMEs seeking advice on energy efficiency

Small and midsize enterprises in India have a new online portal to consult for best practices, as well as share their own experiences, on increasing energy efficiency.

The portal aims to connect Indian SMEs with local and international technology specialists, research and development institutions, training and academic institutions, government bodies, and funding agencies. It is a project of Sameeksha and serves as the initiative’s official website.

Sameeksha, which stands for Small and Medium Enterprises: Energy Efficiency Knowledge Sharing, is a joint initiative started in 2009 by India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency, the Climate Change and Development of Switzerland’s embassy in India, the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, and The Energy and Resources Institute.

Among resources available on the Sameeeksha website are project briefs, case studies, reports, books and video presentations. SMEs and other website users can view these materials as well as contribute their own.

The website was launched at the inaugural National Summit on Energy Efficiency in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises hosted in New Delhi by Sameeeksha. The summit is also supported by the French Development Agency, or AFD, the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, or GIZ, and Energy Efficiency Services Ltd.

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