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Under the Promoting Energy Efficiency in the Pacific – Phase 2 (PEEP2) Project, funded by the Asian Development Bank, the International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC) is tasked with the development and conduct of energy audit training programs for local experts in each of the Pacific Developing Member Countries (PDMCs) covered under PEEP2 - Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu.

The overall objective of the training program is to build capacity of local professionals with the necessary energy auditing skill sets enabling them to provide continuous support to the government departments, building owners, industries and households.Therefore, in addition to the walk-through energy audit training conducted in 2012, IIEC will be carrying out a series of detailed energy audit training workshops from July 2013 to April 2014 in the 5 PDMCs. The first workshops will focus on Module 1 (Walk-Through Energy Audit), and Module 2 (Technical and Financial Evaluation). The second workshops will focus on Module 3 (Contracting, Project Management, and Measurement & Verification of Energy Efficiency Projects) and Module 4 (Detailed Energy Audit – Investment Grade Audit).The Module 1 and 2 workshops were already successfully held from July to October 2013 in the five PDMCs, as shown in the photographs below. The workshops were kindly supported by the PEEP2 implementing agencies in each respective country.


  Attendees of the Energy Audit Training in Tonga (top left), Samoa (top right), Papua New Guinea (middle left),
Cook Islands (middle right) and Vanuatu (bottom)

For more information on the PEEP2 Project, please visit the project website on http://www.ee-pacific.net or contact
David Morgado - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

On June 2013, IIEC delivered a detailed three-day and a half technical training workshop on Standards and Labeling (S&L) to key implementers in Kenya. This followed from an introductory S&L training held by IIEC in May 2013 for policymakers.

This project was part of the on-going national Standards and Labelling Programme, which is a 5 year initiative designed to remove barriers to market transformation of energy efficient products and services in Kenya. The program is funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with the support from the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development.

The training covered mainly the testing procedures, performance standards and certification for:

  • Compact Fluorescent Lamps and Fluorescent Tubes,
  • Domestic and Commercial Refrigerators,
  • Air Conditioners,
  • Three-phase Electric Induction Motors.

It also included a visit to the Kenya Bureau of Standards Light Testing Facility to fully understand the current performance and safety testing procedures undertaken for Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) in Kenya.Overall, there was a total of 43 attendees including staff from the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development (MOIED), Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), Kenya Power, National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), Anti-Counterfeit Agency (ACA), the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).


  Attendees of the S&L Training delivered by IIEC in June 2013 (above) and visit to the KEBS Light Testing Facility in Nairobi (bottom)

For further information, please contact David Morgado - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Energy Efficient Lighting Program (EELP) in Malawi exceeded the initial project objectives in terms of peak demand savings. Direct feeder measurements in the three regions recorded savings of 65 MW (representing 20% of the current demand) during the morning peak period and 51 MW during the evening peak as shown in the figure below.


  Pre and Post Installation monitoring of the EELP in Malawi highlighting savings achieved

The figures are based on the impact of around 940,000 Compact Fluorescent Lamps (out of a 2 million program) that were directly installed in households replacing existing incandescent bulbs. The estimated energy savings of 62 GWh/year is sufficient for the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) to connect an additional 18,850 new customers to the grid based on a weighted average of low, medium and high consumption customer categories. A survey of participating customers showed electricity savings of 30% resulting from the program that covered all residential and small enterprises nationwide.

The program is ongoing with retailers selling Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) procured under the project to the private sector at discounted prices with the aim of transforming the market from low quality to high quality CFLs with warranties. To ensure sustainability a policy was developed for the phase-out of Incandescent Bulbs and introduction of minimum energy performance standards (MEPs) for CFLs.The Energy Efficient Lighting Program was funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and designed and implemented by IIEC.
  IIEC undertaking the Energy Efficient Lighting Program in Malawi

For further information, please contact Felix Gooneratne - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In September 2013, the IIEC was awarded the Demand Side Management and Energy Efficiency Phase 2 (DSM/EE II) Project by the Electricite Du Laos (EDL). This project is part of a grant from the World Bank to the Government of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR).

Based on the successful design and implementation of pilot DSM activities and projects as well as the action plan developed in Phase 1 by IIEC, EDL requested support from World Bank for Phase 2 in order to scale up the DSM activities and projects at a country level.

Therefore, under DSM/EE II, IIEC will be tasked with:

  • Implementation of a comprehensive Public Sector EE Program,
  • Implementation of Large Scale EE Lighting Program for Residential and Small Commercial Sector
  • Capacity Building of New DSM Cell Staff and Energy Coordinators
  • Design and Implementation of Consumer Awareness and Behavioral Program
  • Design and Implementation of EE Appliance Standards and Labeling Program
  • Assessment and Implementation of Pilot DSM Program Options for Agriculture, Commercial and Industrial Sector
  • Upgrading of the Energy Use Database

The large scale distribution of CFLs nationwide is due to commence in October 2013 in the Southern provinces and in November 2013 in the Northern part of Lao PDR.


  Advertising campaign on the distribution of 200,000 compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs to households nationwide,
issued on September 26, 2013

For further information, please contact Sirikul Prasitpianchai - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.