Public Sector

Lao PDR’s public sector accounts for 6% of national electricity use, and has shown rapid growth over the past year.  The DSM/EE team is implementing efficiency measures in public sector buildings in order to meet growing demand while reducing electricity bills and carbon emissions. 

Some of the key methods used to enhance public sector efficiency include retrofits to air-conditioning and lighting systems.


Residential Sector

Households accounts for 38% of Lao PDR’s total electricity consumption.  In order to build energy productivity, the DSM/ EE team is addressing household appliances through a Compact Florescent Lamp (CFL) Exchange Program to replace incandescent bulbs and low quality CFLs.  

In addition, a committee has been formed to oversee the implementation of a series of standards & labeling (S&L) and energy efficiency activities through a forward-reaching roadmap.


Industrial Sector

In order to build efficiency among the industrial and commercial sectors – which account for a combined 55% of Lao’s electricity demand – the DSM/ EE team is creating a capacity building plan for Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) and financial organizations. 

This strategy includes a management plan for financing mechanisms, as well as a sustainable business model to facilitate national investment in energy efficient technology.

How has the CFL Distribution Program Affected You?


“I always select high-quality products because they help me save electricity.  Since I buy guaranteed products, I can buy less often; this helps save money.” // from Khammoun
“My electricity bill has been significantly reduced, and is saving me money on monthly expenses. I used to pay 75,000 kip a month, and have lowered that to 70,000 kip.” // from Vientiane Province

Energy Saving Tips

- Set air-conditioners to 25 degrees

- Avoid placing heat-producing appliances, such as refrigerators or kettles, in air-conditioned rooms


Energy Efficient Lighting

80% Energy Saver

One CFL consumes 80% less energy than standard incandescent bulbs, providing the same amount of light and lasting up to 10 times longer.

What is Energy Efficient Label?

Energy Efficiency Labels

Energy efficiency labels are affixed to appliances, lighting, and equipment to describe the energy performance of a product. By telling consumers how much energy a product uses, how efficient it is, or what energy costs to expect, these labels give consumers the data necessary to make informed purchases (CLASP, 2014).

What is Demand-Side Management?

Demand-side Management (DSM)

Refers to cooperative activities between the utility and its customers (sometimes with the assistance of third parties such as energy services companies and various trade allies).  Read more...

Saving Your Electricity Bill

Do you know one CFL consumes 80% less energy than standard incandescent bulbs, providing the same amount of light and lasting up to 10 times longer?

If you replace a standard IB with an approved CFL bulb 14 watt, this would averagely save you 30,000 kip of the electric bill per year.