Mainland Tanzania Implements Energy Efficiency Action Plan

TAREA has been advocating for the Ministry of Energy to develop and implement actions on energy efficiency. United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is implementing the energy efficiency project for the Ministry of Energy under the financial support of the European Union. The overall objective of the Project is to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all in Tanzania.

The actions of the project are as follows.

  1. Review and update the Energy Efficiency Action Plan and Energy Efficiency Strategy
  2. Development of Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) and Labelling
  3. Development and implementation of a framework for energy performance certification in large buildings
  4. Enhance Energy Consumption Data of Large Energy Consumers
  5. Development and implementation of a framework for the management of large energy consumers
  6. Development of professional qualifications and skills in Energy Management and Audit
  7. Create Energy Efficiency Awareness of the Public The expected project results are as follows. Result 1 The Legal Regulatory, Institutional set-up, including administrative actions, will be strengthened to support the implementation and introduction of EE actions.

Result 2 Quantifiable Investments in Energy Efficiency identified and implemented by large energy users.

Result 3 Capacity and skills developed, jobs created, and employability increased, particularly for women and youth in the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy services and technology sector.

Result 4 Public Relations and awareness, access to information, stakeholder dialogue and visibility of financial, economic, and societal benefits of Energy Efficiency and renewable energy increased.

On 17th April 2023, the team of UNDP met members of TAREA in Dar es Salaam to collect their inputs to the development of the Tanzania Energy Efficiency Strategy.

In this project, mainland Tanzania is developing Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) and labels. On 5th April 2023, UNDP called a stakeholders' meeting to validate the 5 Minimum Energy Performance Standards to be developed. Along with the MEPS, labels will be also developed. The appliances for which the MEPS are being developed are air conditioners, electric motors, fans, fridges and televisions.