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Aligned to global best practice and in the interest of reducing energy and carbon intensity and consumer protection, South Africa has committed to pursue improved efficiency of household appliances. This commitment has been well established in relevant legislation and frameworks. The National Energy Act, Act 34 of 2008empowers the Minister of Energy to regulate the sale of appliances that consume wasteful amounts of electricity.
The South African government through the Department of Energy (DoE) in collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is implementing the appliance energy efficiency S&L Programme. The programme is designed with the objective of removing inefficient appliances from the South African market through the adoption of minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for appliances. The project forms an integral part of the country’s commitment to mitigate climate change and improved energy efficiency. This intervention is designed to reduce electricity consumption and the carbon footprint of the residential sector. Improved efficiency of household lighting is targeted under this initiative with the planned introduction of a MEPS.
The NRCS and the Department of Energy (DoE) wishes to commission a study to provide an authoritative and an evidence based assessment of the costs and benefits as well as the potential economic impact of the introduction of overarching technology neutral regulations that sets MEPS for omni- and unidirectional general service lamps for general illumination purposes using incandescent, halogen, fluorescent, high-intensity discharge, light emitting diode (LED), and other lights sources.
The proposal seeks to obtain the services of a suitably qualified service provider / individual to conduct a cost-benefit and economic impact analysis by making use of quantitative methodologies such as cost-benefit analysis, input-output analysis or any other appropriate approach to inform on the various scenarios will be constructed in consultation with the Project Management Team (PMT) and provide in due course.