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The IIEC has extensive experience in the implementation of large scale energy efficient lighting programs in developing countries in Africa and Asia-Pacific region.

In India, IIEC was contracted by the USAID to support the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) in designing and implementing the BESCOM Efficient Lighting Program (BELP). The objective was to target 1.8 million consumers with the message of “Lighting up your life ….. Efficiently”. As part of the project, approximately 475,000 Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) were distributed together with awareness materials. The program resulted in savings of 17 MW of peak demand over a period of 9 months in the city of Bangalore, and the program design is now being used as a model by other utilities in India.

In Viet Nam, IIEC conducted the evaluation of the Viet Nam energy efficient lighting program for the World Bank and the Electricity of Viet Nam. IIEC was tasked with program monitoring and developing a tracking system for the CFL program, including appropriate performance indicators as well as conduct of detailed evaluations of CFL program and recommend refinements to program design.

In Lao People's Democratic Republic, IIEC was the technical consultant for a World Bank funded project on demand-side management (DSM). The IIEC project team prepared a Compact Fluorescent Lighting program design and provided support to the Electricite du Laos (EDL) in the procurement of 400,000 CFLs. The distribution and installation of CFL will commence under Phase 2 of the DSM project which was awarded to IIEC in August 2013 (see news item above).

In the Philippines, IIEC is currently providing technical assistance to the Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) in the procurement and distribution of more than 8.6 million CFLs nationwide, under a loan from the Asian Development Bank.The estimated energy savings are of 290 million kWh/year equivalent to almost 3 billion pesos.

In Malawi, IIEC recently designed and implemented a 2.0 million CFL program and developed the guidelines for lamp waste management in a project funded by the Department of International Development in the UK (see news article on Malawi in this E-Notes).

IIEC’s vast knowledge and wealth of experience was recently referenced in the World Bank Institute’s new CFL experience toolkit. The toolkit provides a guide on how to create a CFL program and references a number of projects and documents prepared by IIEC. The toolkit is available on

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The International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC) is the Technical Assistance Consultant for the Promoting Energy Efficiency in The Pacific: Phase 2 (PEEP2) funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

On May 2013, the IIEC delivered a two-day training on Standards and Labeling (S&L) to policymakers in Kenya as 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 IIEC and Renewable Energy Agency of Puducherry (REAP) jointly organized a workshop on “Standard Offer: A programmatic approach for utilizing energy efficiency as a resource” on 12th April 2013 in Puducherry, India, as part of the Standard Offer Programme (SOP) – funded by the Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation.