Cape Verde Competence Center Participates in Regional Compliance Training

Cape Verde Competence Center represented by its General Director, participated today in training within the scope of the Energy Efficient Lighting and Appliances Project (EELA) in Eastern and Southern Africa.

The General Director of CDC 3C participated as a speaker, presenting the Cape Verde experience in the energy efficiency sector and talking essentially about the lessons learned barriers and recommendations for an effective national compliance framework for the development of the energy efficiency market in the electrical equipment sector.

The Energy Efficient Lighting and Appliances (EELA) project aims to create market and institutional conditions to enable a transformation of the sector to stimulate increased diffusion of energy efficient lighting products and appliances across all sectors in East African Community (EAC) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) Regions.

The EELA project will bring regional support to private sector led activities that will lead to increased use of energy efficient high-quality lighting and appliances through regional regulatory and trade harmonization interventions.

The project is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) in collaboration with the SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE) and the East African Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energy and Efficiency (EACREEE). The Project Coordination Unit (PCU) is based at the regional centres.

The EELA Project has developed a Regional Compliance Framework based on existing Member State efforts and global best practices, to support implementation and enforcement of the Energy Efficiency standards and policies in both EAC and SADC regions.

The Framework will help Member States to more effectively implement and reduce national resources needed for policy compliance, and should be incorporated into national compliance processes.