Development and Implementation of a Standards and Labelling Programme in Kenya
The Standards and Labeling Programme aims to remove barriers to market transformation of energy efficient products and services in Kenya with a replication effect to other East African Community countries namely Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.
The project was initiated by the Government of Kenya, through the Ministry of Industrialization with funding from Global Environment Facility (GEF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). It specifically aims at developing Energy Performance Standards and Labels. Through the Standards and Labeling, a total of 10 Minimum Energy Performance Standards and Test Procedures have been developed and published. These are now National Standards specifying the energy performance of the following appliances: Compact Fluorescent Lamps, Electric Motors, Air conditioners, Fluorescent Lamps, Fluorescent Ballasts, Refrigerators.
As part of enhancing the implementation the standards, the Programme has in collaboration with the stakeholders developed the first Kenya Energy label which will be affixed to all the adhering appliances. The programme in collaboration with the Energy Regulatory Commission developed the first draft of the regulations namely; ‘The Energy (Appliances’ Energy Performance and Labelling) Regulations, 2013.