The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) draft Energy Labelling and Minimum Energy Performance Standards for Appliances, Equipment and Lighting Products Regulation 2017 is aimed at reducing anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases in the electricity generation sector. GHG emission reductions are expected to materialise by increasing the energy efficiency (EE) of both imported and locally manufactured electrical appliances, equipment and lighting products. The overall objective of this technical assistance is to support the Government of PNG in executing and promoting energy labelling and minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for air-conditioners (ACs).
The main focus of the MEPS and energy labelling standards, and thus of this project, is to ensure not only increased EE in the country, but also the phase out of ozone-depleting substances in the appliance refrigerant. The MEPS and energy labelling standards address both importers and domestic manufacturers of ACs.
Econoler is carrying out the following activities under this technical assistance assignment:
- Conducting a market assessment classification and database of ACs imported to and manufactured in PNG.
- Developing a GHG baseline for ACs. This initial assessment will be followed by a gap assessment to analyse and provide recommendations on the enabling environment for the implementation of MEPS and energy labelling standards, as well as compliance and enforcement thereof.
- Designing a monitoring, verification and enforcement (MVE) scheme.
- Preparing a gender-mainstreaming assessment and a training program for relevant national authorities involved in implementing the MEPS and energy labelling scheme for AC products.
The outcomes of this technical assistance are expected to support PNG in implementing the Energy Labelling and Minimum Energy Performance Standards for Appliances, Equipment and Lighting Products Regulation 2017, with a focus on ACs.