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Improved Performance through Higher Standards: Energy Labeling and MEPS; the Tunisian experience Presentation by: Fethi HANCHI Director - Division of Rational.

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1 Improved Performance through Higher Standards: Energy Labeling and MEPS; the Tunisian experience Presentation by: Fethi HANCHI Director - Division of Rational Utilization of Energy National Agency for Energy Conservation

2 Contents 1.The energy supply & demand background 2.Steps of Energy Labeling & MEPS Programs 3.Main Results 4.Success Factors & Lessons Learned

3 Energy supply & demand background Surplus Deficit 2012  1635 ktoe Since 2000, Tunisia has become a net energy importer. In 2012, the energy independence ratio was approximately 80% with a deficit of 1.6 Million toe. This is mainly due to the decrease of the resources and the rapid growth in demand the energy deficit is dominated by natural gas (75%). This energy is the main source of electricity generation.

4 Energy supply & demand background Rapid growth of the peak load that generates increasing needs of investment in electricity generation capacity

5 Energy supply & demand background From 2004 to 2012, the share of energy expenditure in GDP has increased from 5% to 14%!!

6 Energy supply & demand background Million TND Energy Subsidies has put tremendous budgetary pressure on government. From 2004 to 2012, Energy Subsidies has increased from 0,5% to 3% Of GDP!

7 Energy supply & demand background 31% 39% 49% 40% Electricity is among the most heavily subsidized energy. In 2012 the share of the subsidy was 49% of electricity cost. In other words, the State shares the cost of kWh with the consumer.

8 Energy supply & demand background Increase of housing electricity consumption about 60% in 10 years 10 years  60%

9 Energy supply & demand background Refrigerator, TV and lighting are the most energy-consuming equipments with a total share of 79% The consumption of AC equipment s is not significant but its contribution to the peak load is very important. x annual growth rate household equipment rate Lighting ,3%100% TV ,8%96% Refrigerator ,9%92% AC ,2%15% WM ,9%50%

10 Steps of Energy Labeling & MEPS Programs Feasibility Study Institutional and Capability Building Implementation and Promotion Monitoring & Evaluation

11 Steps of Energy Labeling & MEPS Programs Production and consumption analysis and study of prioritization of products for labeling. International best practices and experiences study. Assessing the capacity to develop and implement a labeling program, including:  Labeling programs policies and regulation;  Standards/specifications;  Stakeholders requirements and market needs;  Institutional and relevant agencies preparation;  Resources and capabilities, including funds, human resources, local manufacturing and testing facilities. Feasibility Study

12 ANME (Cordination, monitoring & Evaluation) Ministry of Trade (Manufacturers, Importers & Retailers Ministry of Industry (Manufacturers) INNORPI (Norms and Standards ) CETIME (Testing facilities) FEDELEC (Professional organization, communication, information); ODC (Consumer rights Organization; NGO); Steps of Energy Labeling & MEPS Programs Institutional and Capacity Building Identification of national execution and implementation agencies & organizations

13 Steps of Energy Labeling & MEPS Programs Implementation of testing facilities (CETIME) :  Refrigerator  2002;  AC equipement  2008;  Lighting  2010; Testing protocol (INNORPI); Training (all Stakeholders); Conducting pilot tests (60 refrigeration equipments, 50 AC equipments).  Refrigerator  60 equipments;  AC  50 equipments; Institutional and Capacity BuildingDevelop testing capacity

14 Steps of Energy Labeling & MEPS Programs Energy Conservation Law (2004) :  Refrigerator  2004;  AC equipement  2009;  Lighting  being promulgated;  WM  in development; Implementation and PromotionImplementation

15 Steps of Energy Labeling & MEPS Programs Implementation and PromotionImplementation Training & information dissemination:  Manufacturers, importers;  Retailers support;  Trade inspectors;

16 Steps of Energy Labeling & MEPS Programs Implementation and PromotionMEPS X X X X X 07/ / /2009

17 Steps of Energy Labeling & MEPS Programs Implementation and Promotion MEPS (Minimum Energy Performance Standards) X X X X X 01/ / /2012

18 Steps of Energy Labeling & MEPS Programs Awareness & communication campaign :  All media (TV, radio, newspapers)  Mailing  Flyers, Posters  Field campaigns  Meetings, seminars and exhibitions Implementation and PromotionPromotion

19 Steps of Energy Labeling & MEPS Programs Labeling process monitoring Monitoring, Evaluation and RevisionMonitoring Manufacturers importers CETIME (testing) ANME (Labeling Levels) Retailers Ministry of Trade

20 Steps of Energy Labeling & MEPS Programs Labeling performance monitoring including display label quality, number of applications / manufacturers, number of products models / types and production / sale number of labeled products. Monitoring, Evaluation and RevisionMonitoring

21 Steps of Energy Labeling & MEPS Programs Monitoring, Evaluation and RevisionEvaluation Market evaluation

22 Steps of Energy Labeling & MEPS Programs Monitoring, Evaluation and RevisionEvaluation Market evaluation 10% 46% 100% 18% 100%

23 Main results 218 ktoe Energy Saving 125 MTND Cost Saving 46 MTND Subsidy Saving

24 Success Factors & Lessons Learned A participatory multi-stakeholder approach is the most effective way of insuring the success of the strategy elaboration and implementation Control and market monitoring is an essential action to win consumer trust: Ministry of Trade have conducted in 2013 a large campaign of market surveillance to verify conformity of products tested against products marketed Communication is a powerful tool to promote high performance and efficient technologies: ANME is developing a new communication strategy to promote Energy Labeling Programs Governments must create a win - win situation between the state and the consumer: ANME is developing a mechanism to promote 1 million high performance refrigerators ( replacement & new acquisition)

25 Thank you for your attention


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