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Air Conditioner Markets & Energy Efficiency Policy Opportunities

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CLASP, in collaboration with the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP), is hosting a webinar to discuss the finding of the Room Air Conditioner Market Assessment and Policy Options Analysis reports for Kenya, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand. The Air Conditioner Markets & Energy Efficiency Policy Opportunities webinar will explore the market characteristics and policy impacts findings for each economy, and outline CLASP's methodology for conducting market assessments in these economies.


Opening Remarks: Jessica Brown (K-CEP)


Introduction & Methodology: Ana Maria Carreño, (CLASP)

In 2018, CLASP’s local partners, RenCon Associates, Innogy Solutions, Ecology and Environment Institute, and Niwat Phansilpakom, collected detailed product data on room air conditioners (ACs) in each of the four economies. Using this data, CLASP developed comprehensive market assessments and modeled the energy, environmental, and market impacts of different energy efficiency policy scenarios.


Market & Policy Opportunities



Naomi Wagura (CLASP) &

Kiremu Magambo (RenCon)


A small, but growing, import market, Kenya is currently in the process of revising their first energy performance standards for ACs. Implementing the proposed revisions in 2020 would provide 0.07% of the intended 2030 emissions reduction outlined in Kenya's Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).

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Lina Kelpsaite (CLASP) &

Lloly de Jesus (Innogy)


A unique market for Southeast Asia, dominated by small window units, the Philippines last revised their energy performance standards for ACs in 2002. A revision in 2020 could save nearly 15 TWh of electricity cumulatively through 2030.

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Rebecca Schloemann (CLASP)


A large import market with a successful energy efficiency program for ACs, Vietnam's standards and labels are now in need of revision to better promote market transformation. Increasing the energy performance standards for ACs by 20%, would reduce household electricity consumption, thereby decreasing primary energy consumption by an estimated 250,000 tonnes of oil equivalent in 2030.

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Colin Taylor (CLASP)


An expansive export market, Thailand benefits from a well-regarded voluntary labeling program and long-standing energy performance standards for ACs. As a manufacturing hub, there are already market-ready and cost-effective technologies on the Thai market to reduce domestic space cooling related emissions in Thailand by a cumulative 98 MT CO2 through 2030.

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