EELA Webinar Series

 

 

Enabling policies for a market transformation towards EELA

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The webinar will focus on the enabling policies for a market transformation towards energy efficient lighting and appliances. The level of adoption of energy efficient appliances in SADC and EAC regions is still low which has led to increased costs of production and costs of offering services. The following items will be presented: Case studies of successful development and implementation of energy efficiency policies, Policy instruments, Policy briefs on energy efficiency, model regulations for room air conditioners and refrigerators and International lessons learnt and tools that govern the use of energy efficient appliances.

The objective of the webinar is to create awareness to the policy makers, NGOs and private sector in the SADC and EAC regions on the development of enabling policies that contribute to widespread adoption of energy efficient appliances.

Moderator: Rana Ghoneim - UNIDO

Opening and welcome remarks (3min)

Kuda Ndhlukula

SACREEE

Overview of the EELA policy landscape in SADC and EAC and EELA interventions (12min)

Readlay Makaliki /

Denis Ariho

SACREEE/EACREEE

Overview of international best practices on policy interventions (12min)

Monica Wambui

CLASP

Introduction of Efficiency for Access and selected Policy briefs (12min)

Charles Miller

Energy Saving Trust

 

Intervention by U4E (5 min)

Intervention by Rwanda (5 min)

Intervention by Mauritius (5 min)

Sharing country experiences and discussion (30 min)

Madeleine Edl

Steven Bihinda

Nawsheen Safee

 

U4E

MININFRA -Energy Division

EE Management Office

 

Wrap up and take away  (5 min)

Mackay Okure

EACREEE

 

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Opportunities for the private sector participation in EELA

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The private sector is key in contributing to the accelerated adoption of energy efficient appliances and ensuring sustainability of the EELA project initiatives after the project comes to an end. Energy users from both the public and private sectors seeking to make new or replacement investments in efficient appliances and equipment often face a number of barriers including inadequate capital funds, inability to access affordable debt with an appropriate tenure, competing budgetary commitments as well as limited technical skills.

There is a need to create awareness to the energy users of existing business models that can assist them to access energy efficient appliances and services. These models include those applied by Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) which include Energy Performance Contracting (EPC), equipment leasing, Lighting as a Service, and Cooling as a service. Technical support will be availed to energy users to enable them to prepare bankable energy efficiency project proposals.

There is also need to create awareness to ESCOs of the existing potential for them to expand their product offering and market reach in EAC and SADC member countries by showcasing these opportunities and putting in place a market incentive facility aimed at promoting the execution of energy efficiency projects.

Moderation: Karin Reiss, UNIDO

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Webinar Item

Name

 

Organisation

1

Opening and welcome remarks

Mackay Okure

EACREEE

2

Achieving a market transformation in the EE sector: Lessons learnt from the UJALA domestic lighting project

S P Garnaik, Executive Director

ESSL India

3

Opportunities for the private sector in the EE lighting and appliances market in East and Southern Africa

Fungai Matura

EACREEE/SACREEE

4

Financing EE projects, challenges in identifying projects and characteristics of a good EE project proposal

Denis Rugamba

Development Bank of Rwanda

5

 

Panel discussion

Jalel CHABCHOUB 

Tsitsi MUSASIKE 

Arieh EYTAN

Kelvin ODHIAMBO 

African Development Bank

Development Bank of Southern Africa

Unique Technology (1993) Ltd

Icopower

 

Implementing EELA projects in EAC and SADC– Opportunities and challenges for the private sec

  • Where are the opportunities for the private sector in the EELA market?
  • Which business models have proven to be the most relevant?
  • What are the biggest obstacles?
  • How have you overcome these obstacles?
  • What solutions would you propose towards increased private sector participation in the EELA markets in the EAC and SADC regions?

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Discussion

All

 

7

Wrap up and Takeaways

Kuda Ndhlukula

SACREEE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Putting a gender lens on EELA

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The webinar will focus on the status of gender on energy efficient lighting and appliances in SADC and EAC regions. Women, youth, people with disabilities, etc are usually affected by indoor air pollution and unemployment. Men tend to dominate the most economic activities and leave the rest behind especially in developing countries. Considering cooking, the women and youth in developing countries take a long time to collect firewood for cooking which would have been used in carrying out other economic activities.

The challenges faced by women, youth, people with disabilities, etc will be highlighted and solutions to address the challenges presented. For widespread dissemination and adoption of energy efficient appliances, all stakeholders including women and youth should be involved.

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Market Monitoring, Verification and Enforcement (MV&E) for EELA

Event Date: 
Friday, December 4, 2020

The webinar will focus on the monitoring, verification, and enforcement of the minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for energy efficient lighting and appliances. There are a lot of inefficient and substandard appliances in the SADC and EAC regions. The webinar will provide knowledge and information on the development, and implementation of minimum energy performance standards for appliances.

The responsible authorities will be empowered to conduct market surveillance for energy efficient appliances, and make efforts to reduce the inefficient and substandard products in the market. Substandard products affect the market for energy efficient appliances, economy, and environment.

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