ASEAN SHINE Task Force

ASEAN Regional Policy Roadmap for Harmonization of Energy Performance Standards for Air Conditioners

In September 2015, the ASEAN Ministers of Energy Meeting (AMEM) has endorsed the “ASEAN Regional Policy Roadmap for Harmonization of Energy Performance Standards for Air Conditioners”:

Objective : “To provide clear guidelines in the adoption of policies to promote the use of more efficient air conditioning equipment and define the targets to be achieved by all ASEAN countries with regards to the adoption of harmonized energy performance standards of ACs by 2020”

“ASEAN countries have agreed for a uniform testing method derived from ISO 5151- 2010. The testing method is to be adopted and notified by countries by 2016, with the exception of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar to be adopted and notified by 2018.”

“A common evaluation method namely CSPF using ISO 16358-1 may be considered by 2020”

“The ASEAN countries will notify a minimum EER (also refers to weighted EER) of 2.9W/W or CSPF of 3.08W/W by 2020 as mandatory MEPS for all fixed and variable drive ACs below 3.52kWcapacities. The MEPS would be periodically reviewed and revised at an interval of 5 years or less”

Steps :

1. Formation of the Policy Working Group (PWG)

>  Terms of Reference

2. The background study was conducted by UN Environment with the assistance of CLASP

3. Kick-off meeting of the PWG on 20 June 2014 in Manila

4. PWG regional consultation workshop on 4 December 2014 in Jakarta

5. Final PWG consultation workshop on 20 May 2015 in Jakarta

6. Regional policy roadmap approved by SOME in June 2015 and by AMEM on 7 October 2015

>  Final study report