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Sectoral Working Group

The GSEP Sectoral Working Groups aimed to accelerate the sharing and adoption of efficiency-enhancing and emissions-reducing best practices and technologies within energy-intensive industrial sectors, including power and steel. Their work built upon related task force activities under the former Asia–Pacific Partnership and was carried out in a bottom-up manner through public–private partnerships.

Progress and Accomplishments

The Power Working Group conducted workshops, including a peer review, twice in 2013 in Indonesia and Poland, with the aim to exchange information regarding technology, government policy, finance, and experience on how to operate and maintain the coal thermal power plant with high efficiency.

In collaboration with the GSEP Energy Management Working Group, the Steel Working Group held the “GSEP Steel WG (Preliminary Meeting)—Workshop of Energy Management Systems in the steel industry” on 6–7 February 2014. Participants shared information about energy management systems in the iron and steel industry from each presentation and had a lively and fruitful discussion about ISO14404 and updated technologies that can meet each member country’s requirements.


Sectoral Approach in GSEP: Power, Steel, and Cement Sector provides an introduction to the Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership (GSEP) sectoral approach used in the electric power, steel, and cement industries to promote energy-saving and environmentally friendly technology.


The Power Working Group participants included China (WRI), the European Union (Eurelectric), Indonesia (MEMR, PLN: Electricity Company), Japan (METI, FEPC, Electricity Companies), Poland (MOE, Electricity Companies), the United Kingdom (IEP), and the United States (DOE).

The Steel Working Group participants included China (CISA), India (MOS, BEE, Steel Companies), Japan (METI, JISF, Steel Companies), Korea (Steel Company), and the United States (DOE).