Pakistan National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority of Pakistan approves plan to formulate energy conservation policy

Moves toward mandatory energy-saving labeling for products

Local media in Pakistan reported on August 10, 2018, that the Board of Directors (BoD) of the National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (NEECA) had approved a plan to formulate the National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Policy.

The BoD chaired by Energy Minister Syed Ali Zafar, also approved the implementation of the National Energy Conservation Awards Scheme and the adoption of industry classification standard codes for gas and electricity utilities to facilitate the identification of Designed Consumers.

(For the definition of Designated Consumers, please refer to the National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act, 2016 (promulgated on July 1, 2016).)

The BOD concluded that new public buildings should have energy-saving characteristics and incorporate a compliance mechanism for building construction based on building energy conservation code or green building code.

The BoD applauded the successful initiative of the energy labeling scheme for electric fans and incorporated similar initiatives for refrigerators, air conditioners, and LED lighting on a mandatory basis, recommending mandatory energy labeling for the promotion of energy-saving products.

 

For reference
National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act, 2016
http://www.na.gov.pk/uploads/documents/1472205962_638.pdf