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South Pacific

Service Area

Energy Efficiency

Project Title

Standards and Labeling Program – Fiji Islands




Australian Greenhouse Office (AGO)

Project Funding Agency

Australian Greenhouse Office (AGO)

Project Duration

Start Date

May 2005

Scheduled Completion

Sep 2007

Project Description and Summary of Services






The project aimed to design and implement a mandatory energy labelling scheme and minimum energy performance standards for residential appliances in Fiji starting with refrigerators and freezers and expanding to other appliances. The project also identified and prioritised the training needs of local institutions, agencies, authorities and private sector organisations to implement the mandatory standards and labelling programme. Lessons learnt from the programme in Fiji served as a foundation to the implementation of a regional standards and labelling programme in the Pacific Island Countries.

Services Provided:

  • Finalise Action Plans and assist in implementing mandatory S&L for the first appliance in Fiji. This task included:
    - Finalise the first year implementation plan of the mandatory standards and labelling scheme in Fiji based on the preliminary 5-year standards and labelling roadmap and inputs arising from Services specified under other Tasks below.
    - In developing the action plan, give priority to key technical and administration components of the mandatory standards and labelling programme including: (1) Harmonisation and localisation of label format and presentation; (2) Energy performance benchmark for minimum energy performance standards (MEPS); and (3) Product compliance and registration.
    - Work closely with the Fiji Department of Energy and steering committee in finalising a list of activities and determining feasible milestones for the implementation of the first appliance in Fiji.
  • Seek endorsement on the action plan from the Government of Fiji.
  • Provide the Australian Greenhouse Office with a final report on the project.
  • Project Manage Data Collection for Economic Impact Assessment for other Appliances
  • Project Manage Investigations of Local Regulatory Frameworks and Tools
  • Project Manage Identification and Prioritisation of Training Needs and Public Awareness

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