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The report makes the case that M&V should be a critical aspect of any energy efficiency project or program in order to ensure value for money, justify continued or increased funding, as well as provide the basis of performance-based payment mechanisms. M&V is essential to assess resource savings and to ensure that savings persist over time. Energy efficiency practitioners use M&V for several reasons, such as, to: improve engineering design and project costing; enhance energy savings through adjustments in facility operations and maintenance; document financial transactions; enhance financing for energy efficiency projects; and support development of broader energy efficiency programs.

IIEC was contracted under United for Efficiency (U4E) – a public-private partnership led by UN Environment and other international organizations – to help Myanmar move its market to energy-efficient appliances and equipment. The IIEC team assisted the Ministry of Industry (MOI), Myanmar in conducting a situation analysis and preparing a CEO endorsement request document for the “Leapfrogging Myanmar’s market to high efficiency lighting and appliances” project.

A broad range of stakeholders gathered in Jeju at a March 28 regional consultation workshop under the APEC Project: “Reducing Losses in Power Distribution through Improved Efficiency of Distribution Transformers (DTs)” (EWG 05 2016A). Participants included representatives from government agencies, electric utilities, certification and test standard organizations, the APEC Energy Working Group, and distribution transformer manufacturers in APEC economies -- including guests from non-member economies e.g., the Ministry of Industry, Myanmar and the Electricite du Laos (EdL). The workshop was organized by the China Standard Certification Company (CSC), in partnership with the International Copper Association (ICA) and IIEC. It was sponsored by the APEC Energy Efficiency Sub-fund and ICA, and co-sponsored by four APEC economies (USA, Chinese Taipei, Thailand and the Philippines).

IIEC is the lead agency carrying out a GHG accounting and capacity building project for five cities in India. Funded by the Global Environment Facility, the project is being implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in cooperation with India’s Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD). The project supports the cities’ broader goals under the ongoing Sustainable Cities program.