Appliances and Equipment

The global transition to efficient appliances and equipment will significantly contribute to achieving the UN Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll) goal of doubling the global rate of energy efficiency. High-impact appliances and equipment, such as residential refrigerators, air conditioners, electric motors, and distribution transformers will account for close to 60% of global electricity consumption by 2030. For example, the world market for room air conditions is growing at 6.5% per year since 2009, with emerging economies such as Brazil and Indonesia growing above 20% and 10% per year, respectively. While, the refrigerator stock in developing countries is expected to more than double by 2030 to 1.6 billion units. Similarly, the installed stock of transformers in developing countries is expected to nearly triple by 2030.

The proposed accelerator platform will support countries and regions a sucessful global transition to efficient products through an integrated policy approach, including:

• Minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) that remove the least efficient products from the market and thereby encourage innovation and rapid adoption of higher efficiency products. To achieve the greatest impact mandatory MEPS will be the recommended option;

• Supporting policies and mechanisms, such as: labels, financial and behavioural incentives, non-grant funding tools, climate finance (e.g. NAMAs) and electric utility market transformation programmes;

• Environmentally sound management including best practices for manufacturing, materials and spent products, to minimize environmental impacts; and,

• Monitoring, verification and enforcement (MVE) to deter market spoilage by non-compliant products and to ensure the delivery of energy, financial and climate benefits.

Taking the local baseline conditions into account, these solutions will be integrated and adapted to the specific barriers, risks, and policy gaps of each market. The accelerator will launch national and regional projects with GEF funding. 

Click to download the flyer on Appliances and Equipment Energy Efficiency Accelerator.
16 JUNE 2019