Ten ASEAN member countries convened at the 34th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar in September 2016. The meeting marked the start of the first implementation phase (2016-2020) of the new ASEAN Plan of Action on Energy Cooperation, as part of the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint 2025, where the work of the SWITCH-Asia project "ASEAN SHINE" was acknowledged. The project has helped establish a regional roadmap for minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) in the ASEAN region that includes Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam.
Paving the way towards energy efficiency in the region
The ASEAN SHINE project, implemented from 2013 until 2016, has paved the way for the 10 ASEAN member countries to harmonise their minimum energy performance standards. The process was started by establishing a regional policy roadmap for air conditioners (ACs) in those countries, where governments agreed to increase their MEPS for ACs over time until 2020. This roadmap now serves as the basis for the ongoing efforts to draft corresponding national policy roadmaps, to be endorsed by each of the ASEAN member states.
Source: SWITCH-Asia, http://www.switch-asia.eu/