Berkeley Lab, through the Energy Efficiency for Development (EE4D) program partnership with USAID, is engaging with Uganda’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) to assist in the implementation of energy efficiency standards and labeling (EES&L).
This collaboration builds on previous engagement to develop an Energy Efficiency Roadmap and assess the energy efficiency potential of the country.
Energy efficiency potential requires the establishment of enabling policies to realize. Chief among these is the establishment of energy efficiency standards and labeling (EES&L) that allow recognition of energy performance in the market, help consumers make informed purchasing decisions, remove inefficient technologies from the market, and avoid dumping of older, less-efficient technologies from more advanced economies.
In this project, EE4D is working with MEMD to establish regulations on the energy performance of refrigerators. Refrigerators are the largest source of energy consumption of urban households after lighting and access to cooling through refrigeration also contributes to achieve the UN sustainable development goals associated with two main themes: food and agriculture and health services.