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Market Transformation toward High Efficiency Lighting and Electrical Appliances in Myanmar
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.
This project will design an integrated policy approach to transform Myanmar’s market toward high efficiency lighting and electrical appliances, with the aim of reducing growth in electrical demand and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while simultaneously increasing energy access. The highest priority appliances for development of minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) and labeling programmes are lighting, refrigerators, and air conditioners. As a next step, stakeholder consultation meetings – including government officials, banks, and private sector leaders in Yangon and Naypyidaw – will be conducted in mid-May to develop a better understanding of the existing market.