Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling Scheme

Energy Efficiency Standard & Labeling (EES&L) programs have been successfully implemented in many countries, bringing significant impacts in terms of availability of higher quality energy efficient products in the market and subsequent reduction in energy consumption. NEECA is closely working with various key stakeholders i.e. Ministry of Science & Technology, and manufacturers of various appliances and development partners which has formed the basis for launch of first Energy Labeling Scheme in the country in July, 2016. Presently, sixteen fan manufacturers with a total of 27 models have qualified for 3 - Star Pakistan Energy Labels. 3,27,500 security stickers were issued against various make/models of electric fans. The installation and operation of all these labeled fans at a time at maximum speed have resulted in reducing/suppressing connected load demand of 6 - 9 Megawatts at the user side which in fact would have suppressed 20 - 25 Megawatts of power demand at the generation side. The scheme was promoted by all the Electricity Distribution Companies through promotional ad at the backside of the utility bills. The scheme helped in development of accredited labs of LED lights and Refrigerators at PCSIR laboratories complex in Lahore. Further meetings were held with AC and Refrigerator manufacturers to finalize the Minimum Energy Performance Standards for adoption by PSQCA. International experts from UN United for Efficiency have also extended support in reviewing of the technical specifications of the AC Lab which is being planned to be established in Lahore through Punjab Energy Efficiency & Conservation Agency (PEECA) which is one of NEECA’s designated agency. Market Survey for LED lights, motors and pumps are being carried out. The DC fans performance optimization was also focused and development partners may start using such fans in their upcoming off-grid programs..CLASP is also assisting NEECA in development of Standards for Motors.
The foundation for ES&L was set through Project BRESL (Barrier Removal to the cost-effective development and implementation of Energy efficiency Standards and Labeling) which was a regional project funded by GEF, implemented by UNDP with ENERCON being Responsible Party/ Implementing Agent.Its implementation in Pakistan commenced in January 2010 and completed in December 2014.
Project aimed for the reduction in annual growth rate of greenhouse gas (GHG) from thermal power generation. The project targeted at rapidly accelerating the adoption of Energy Standards and Labels (ES&L) in Asia, and in doing so bring about energy savings through the use of energy efficient appliances/equipment. The project also facilitated harmonization of test procedures, energy efficiency standards and labels among developing countries in Asia.
Project included six areas of intervention, i.e., electric fans, motors, compact fluorescent lamps (CFL), ballasts, refrigerators and air-conditioners. It included regional harmonization between six member countries, namely Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Pakistan, Thailand and Vietnam. In this regard, Pakistan was nominated as lead country for electric fans.Energy efficiency standards and labeling regime is expected to reduce the significant energy consumption in residential and commercial sectors in Pakistan.MOUs have been signed with PCSIR and PSQCA to ensure effective implementation of the Energy Standards & Labeling Scheme.
JICA,UNEP Lighting Experts and CLASP are assisting in developing Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) for revision/development of MEPS and exploring other areas of collaboration like capacity buidling,strengthening laboratories & developing phaseout roadmap.
Information about Pakistan Energy Label Fans
Pakistan Energy Labelling Scheme.      (View/Download)
Mapping of Pakistan Energy Labelled Fans Penetration across Pakistan (Click to View)
Pakistan Minimum Energy Performance and Standards