About the project

The regional project “Regulatory Framework to Promote Energy Efficiency in Countries of the Eurasian Economic Union” sets the goal to reduce energy consumption and related greenhouse gases emissions by promoting energy efficiency of lighting, household appliances and buildings engineering systems in Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan via the introduction of energy efficiency regulations and standards, development of testing capacities, as well as the promotion of energy efficient technologies through awareness raising of end-users. The project is implemented by UNDP with grant financing from the Russian Federation.

The project focuses on the implementation of the following three main activities:

1. Development and introduction of modern standards on energy efficiency for lighting, household appliances and engineering equipment of buildings including assistance to the harmonization of partner countries’ regulations with the Customs Union technical regulations.

Within this activity the following actions are planned:

  • establishment and functioning of a regional expert platform on the development of energy efficiency standards and promotion of energy efficient technologies in the EAEU countries;
  • development of MEPS/HEPS for lighting, household appliances and engineering equipment of buildings (developing proposals for technical regulations, drafting interstate standards, preparing proposals to regulate public procurement in the EAEU countries);
  • improvement of demand stimulation mechanisms and promotion of high energy efficiency equipment.

2. Establishment of a system of testing laboratories and implementation of measures to protect the market from low efficiency equipment.

Within this activity the following actions are planned:

  • assistance to the development of standards and methods of testing and measurement of the parameters as indicated in MEPS/HEPS;
  • assessment of testing facilities capacities in the partner countries and development of a logistic scheme for interaction between laboratories, manufactures and consumers;
  • implementation of pilot programs for sample control of quality and energy efficiency performance of appliances and equipment;
  • upgrading of testing laboratories in the partner countries, including purchasing of testing equipment and training of the personnel.

3. Consumers’ awareness raising about options and benefits of energy efficient technologies, including the organization of international schools for teenagers and implementation of #TogetherBrighter energy efficiency festival activities.

It is planned that after project completion the energy saving potential of 3.1 billion kWh/ year will be reached due to changing the energy efficiency market requirements and improved consumer awareness about energy saving. It is expected that by the end of the project at least 50% of the devices and equipment represented in the market will possess the parameters set in the MEPS.

An average decrease of energy consumption in 10 years after project completion will amount to 78 billion kWh resulting in average of 43 million tons of СО2 equivalent GHG emissions reduction

More detailed information about the project can be found in the Project Document and obtained via the Ask a Question option.

The Steering Committee will be responsible for the approval of agreed administrative decisions including recommendations on the adoption of project workplans and their rectification.

The main project partners are UNDP offices in EAEU countries, the Eurasian Economic Commission, the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, the Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources of the Republic of Armenia, the State Committee for Standardization of the Republic of Belarus, the Ministry for Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Resource Extraction of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan.