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.
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.
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.