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GEF – UNDP Nigerian Energy Efficiency Programme

In 2011, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a programme, ‘Promoting Energy Efficiency in Residential and Industrial sectors in Nigeria’ with NCEEC as one of the key stakeholders. The overall objective of this project is to improve the energy efficiency of a series of end-use equipment (refrigeration appliances, air conditioners, lighting, electric motors, fans etc) used in residential and public buildings in Nigeria through the introduction of appropriate energy efficiency policies and measures (such as Standards and Labels) and demand-side management programs. Other objectives of the project are; to strengthen the regulatory and institutional framework to promote energy efficiency, develop monitoring and enforcement mechanisms, provide training to appliance and equipment professionals, and launch a public outreach campaign to promote energy efficiency in Nigeria. As part of the project, NCEEC staffs were trained by ENERTECH, France to carry out Electricity end-use Monitoring studies across the six geo-political zones of Nigeria. The outcome of this project, helped in setting energy baselines for electrical appliances and Minimum Energy Performance standards. Within the context of the programme, the centre also participated in the Nigerian Lighting Compliance Study.