Delivering the transition to energy efficient lighting - Guinea-Bissau


GEF ID: 5151
Focal Areas: Climate Change
Country(ies): Guinea-Bissau
Geograpic scope: National
Project Description:

I.                   Summary of the national energy situation

 

Guinea-Bissau, with few natural energy resources, has struggled to provide adequate energy to its population and economy. The lack of fossil fuel and hydropower plants has resulted in the country relying on importing electricity. However, the country still has one of the lowest electrification rates and highest electric service costs in Africa, resulting in electricity limited to the major cities and towns. The grid connected areas only have supply of power 70% of the time.[1] Guinea-Bissau, with its limited energy infrastructure and resources, would benefit greatly from improvements in energy efficiency. With the energy saving gains, the country could benefit by providing a more reliable supply of electricity and increase electricity access rates, fostering greater economic development.

I.                   Summary of national and regional efficient lighting situation

Currently Guinea-Bissau lacks policy related to reducing electricity consumption for lighting and the promotion of energy efficient lighting. There are no Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) for lighting products or labeling programs, either voluntary or mandatory. There are no regulatory, financial or awareness raising activities underway to phase out inefficient lamps and promote efficient ones. The country does not count with a system to check and verify the quality and performance of lighting products entering Guinea-Bissau’s market. As a consequence sources point that low quality products are widely available in the market. In addition there is no collection, recycling or environmentally sound end of life policy, legislation or schemes for used lamps in the country and mercury added lamps are disposed of in the same manner as common waste, therefore entering the environment.

 

In June 2012, ECREEE (ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency) in collaboration with the UNEP/GEF en.lighten initiative, reviewed and adopted an Energy Efficiency Policy for the ECOWAS region, including efficient lighting as its first flagship initiative. The regional Efficiency Policy was validated by Ministries of the region including the Government of Guinea-Bissau. The

Efficiency Policy will be endorsed at a high level ECOWAS Ministerial Meeting in Accra in November 2012. A key objective of ECOWAS Efficiency Policy includes adopting energy saving measures that create the equivalent of four “virtual energy efficient power plants” regionally and the long term objective of doubling annual improvements in energy intensity, thus bringing the ECOWAS region on par with international efficiency leaders.

 

In order to achieve these ambitious goals ECOWAS Energy Policy identifies an effective and lasting transition to efficient lighting in the region including coordination for the development of regionally harmonized Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS); supporting policies and mechanisms; monitoring, verification, and enforcement; and environmentally sound management throughout the lifecycle of the lamps.

 

Though this Project Guinea-Bissau will implement the measures and initiatives included in ECOWAS Efficiency Policy relating to efficient lighting and will harmonize its components with the rest of countries in the region in coordination with ECREEE.

 

I.                   Summary benefits of the transition to energy efficient lighting

 

The transition to efficient lighting in the residential, commercial/industrial and outdoor sectors would result in expected environmental benefits of 2.7 kilotonnes annual CO2 reduction. Annual energy savings would be 3.1 GWh, 4.8% of total national electricity consumption and 32.5% of lighting electricity consumption. The annual costs savings would be approximately 1.2 million USD.

 

Annual benefits of the transition to efficient lighting in Guinea-Bissau

(residential, commercial/industrial and outdoor sectors)

 

CO2 emission reduction (kt)

Energy savings (GWh)

Cost savings (million USD)

2.7

3.1

1.2

 

With the phase out of inefficient incandescent lamps, the environmental benefits would be 1.0 kilotonnes annual CO2 reduction. Annual energy savings would be 1.2 GWh. The annual costs savings would be approximately 0.6 million USD.

 

 

Efficiency Policy will be endorsed at a high level ECOWAS Ministerial Meeting in Accra in November 2012. A key objective of ECOWAS Efficiency Policy includes adopting energy saving measures that create the equivalent of four “virtual energy efficient power plants” regionally and the long term objective of doubling annual improvements in energy intensity, thus bringing the ECOWAS region on par with international efficiency leaders.

 

In order to achieve these ambitious goals ECOWAS Energy Policy identifies an effective and lasting transition to efficient lighting in the region including coordination for the development of regionally harmonized Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS); supporting policies and mechanisms; monitoring, verification, and enforcement; and environmentally sound management throughout the lifecycle of the lamps.

 

Though this Project Guinea-Bissau will implement the measures and initiatives included in ECOWAS Efficiency Policy relating to efficient lighting and will harmonize its components with the rest of countries in the region in coordination with ECREEE.

 

I.                   Summary benefits of the transition to energy efficient lighting

 

The transition to efficient lighting in the residential, commercial/industrial and outdoor sectors would result in expected environmental benefits of 2.7 kilotonnes annual CO2 reduction. Annual energy savings would be 3.1 GWh, 4.8% of total national electricity consumption and 32.5% of lighting electricity consumption. The annual costs savings would be approximately 1.2 million USD.

 

Annual benefits of the transition to efficient lighting in Guinea-Bissau

(residential, commercial/industrial and outdoor sectors)

 

CO2 emission reduction (kt)

Energy savings (GWh)

Cost savings (million USD)

2.7

3.1

1.2

 

With the phase out of inefficient incandescent lamps, the environmental benefits would be 1.0 kilotonnes annual CO2 reduction. Annual energy savings would be 1.2 GWh. The annual costs savings would be approximately 0.6 million USD.

 

 

Efficiency Policy will be endorsed at a high level ECOWAS Ministerial Meeting in Accra in November 2012. A key objective of ECOWAS Efficiency Policy includes adopting energy saving measures that create the equivalent of four “virtual energy efficient power plants” regionally and the long term objective of doubling annual improvements in energy intensity, thus bringing the ECOWAS region on par with international efficiency leaders.

 

In order to achieve these ambitious goals ECOWAS Energy Policy identifies an effective and lasting transition to efficient lighting in the region including coordination for the development of regionally harmonized Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS); supporting policies and mechanisms; monitoring, verification, and enforcement; and environmentally sound management throughout the lifecycle of the lamps.

 

Though this Project Guinea-Bissau will implement the measures and initiatives included in ECOWAS Efficiency Policy relating to efficient lighting and will harmonize its components with the rest of countries in the region in coordination with ECREEE.

 

I.                   Summary benefits of the transition to energy efficient lighting

 

The transition to efficient lighting in the residential, commercial/industrial and outdoor sectors would result in expected environmental benefits of 2.7 kilotonnes annual CO2 reduction. Annual energy savings would be 3.1 GWh, 4.8% of total national electricity consumption and 32.5% of lighting electricity consumption. The annual costs savings would be approximately 1.2 million USD.

 

Annual benefits of the transition to efficient lighting in Guinea-Bissau

(residential, commercial/industrial and outdoor sectors)

 

CO2 emission reduction (kt)

Energy savings (GWh)

Cost savings (million USD)

2.7

3.1

1.2

 

With the phase out of inefficient incandescent lamps, the environmental benefits would be 1.0 kilotonnes annual CO2 reduction. Annual energy savings would be 1.2 GWh. The annual costs savings would be approximately 0.6 million USD.

 



[1] http://www.reegle.info/countries/guinea-bissau-energy-profile/GW

Lead Executing Agency: URC (UNEP Risoe Centre )
Project Type: FSP
PPG/PDF Grant: $ 1,000,000.00
PPG Confinancing: $ 4,000,000.00
Project Grant: $ 0.00
Project Confinancing: $ 0.00

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