On August 23, 2022, the Philippines Department of Energy (DOE) made a WTO/TBT notification of a DOE proposal circular to add new 10 electrical and electronics equipment subject to the Philippine Energy Labeling Program (PELP). See more details in the following article:
Philippines: WTO/TBT notification of proposal to expand energy labeled items
On December 1, 2022, the DOE officially published a new Circular to expand product categories subject to PELP.
Philippines Significantly Expands Product Categories Subject to Energy Label Program
On June 3, 2021, Department of Energy (DOE) of the Philippines published the implementing guidelines of the “Philippine Energy Labeling Program (PELP)” for air conditioners, refrigerators, television sets, and lights were published. (Effective Date: June 18, 2021). These guidelines are to specifically implement the PELP as stipulated in the “Department Circular No. DC2020-06-0015：Prescribing the Guidelines of the Philippine Energy Labeling Program (PELP) for Compliance of Importers, Manufacturers, Distributors and Dealers of Electrical Appliances and other Energy-Consuming Products (ECP)”, which was published on June 15, 2020.
The following guidelines (No. 1 to No. 4) provide details on the energy labeling standards for each product, while the No. 5 provides details of administrative procedures such as company registration and product registration.
- Implementing Guidelines of the Philippine Energy Labeling Program for Air Conditioners
- Implementing Guidelines of the Philippine Energy Labeling Program for Refrigerating Appliances
- Implementing Guidelines of the Philippine Energy Labeling Program for Television Sets
- Implementing Guidelines of the Philippine Energy Labeling Program for Lighting Products
- Implementing Guidelines of the Philippine Energy Labeling Program on Registration, Enforcement, Monitoring, Verification, and Compliance Mechanism (REMVCM)
Implementing Guideline of the PELP for Air Conditioners
As an example, the implementing guideline for air conditioners is outlined below.
Scope of target products
Single-phase air conditioners (inverter air conditioners/non-inverter air conditioners) for household use with cooling capacity up to 50,000 kJ/h or 14 kW, in accordance with the Particular Product Requirement (PPR). The classification is as follows:
- Floor-Standing type
- Ceiling-Suspended type
Minimum Energy Performance (MEP)
The following are the specific MEP standards that the products covered by this guideline must comply with. The MEP standards will be reviewed at least every three years and raised to higher values.
|Cooling capacity||Lower than 3.33kW||3.33kW-9.99kW|
|Cooling Seasonal Performance Factor (CSPF)*||3.08||2.81|
*CSPF: Cooling Seasonal Total Load (CSTL)** / Cooling Seasonal Energy Consumption (CSEC)***.
**CSTL: The total annual amount of heat energy removed from the room when the air conditioner is operated in cool mode.
***CSEC: The total annual amount of electrical energy consumed by the air conditioner when operated in cool mode.
Energy Efficiency Performance Rating (EEPR)
EEPRs are classified based on the rated CSPF for each cooling capacity (lower than 3.33 kW, 3.33 kW-9.99 kW, and 10.0 kW-14 kW) and represented by the number of stars (1-5).
The rated CSPF corresponds to each star as follows.
|Lower than 3.33kW||3.33kW-9.99kW||10.0kW-14kW|
Samples of the energy labels are shown below.
Companies only that have registered themselves can proceed to the online product registration with the form provided by each guideline.