The government has decided to launch efficiency standards for lightening items.
The decision will be implemented on 15th Jan.
As per the energy conservation plan, the efficiency standards will be introduced to lessen energy costs to consumers.
Dr. Sardar Mohazzam, the Managing Director of the National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (NEECA) informed that the energy standards will be enforced for motors, refrigerators and for air conditioners in a few months.
He said, “We will set up and operationalize tribunals for mandatory enforcement of these standards” to work as per developed countries’ standards.
NEECA is a federal agency comprising of representation from the federal ministry of energy, provincial ministers, and the regulatory authorities. NEECA was established under NEECA Act 2016, the aim is to work on energy conservation and energy standards in the economy.
Dr. Mohazzam said that NEECA has worked in setting energy performance standards in various fields including petroleum, housing, transport, textile, and agriculture.
He said that the energy conservation strategies can save from 10 to 15 percent in the national economy, as per the analysis of the Asian Development Bank.
The energy conservation plan can also lessen around three million tons of oil equipment (MTOE) within two or three years against the total energy supply. The total energy supply is 88 MTOE yearly.
Mohazzam said that NEECA needs to be fully operational after its alteration from the Energy Conservation Centre. He said, “We are trying to break that inertia,” however, the agency requires more technical resources.