Political component

It supports the creation of the legal and regulatory basis to eliminate market barriers around the use of more efficient energy technologies.

1.1 Regional Activities

  • “Regional Encounter on Normalization of Efficient Electrical Equipment”, with the participation of political authorities of El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. San José Costa Rica. July, 2006
  • “Exchanges of Experiences in the Field of Energy Efficiency Standardization”, from the Central American standardization authorities to Mexico, in which the support of the Secretariat of Energy of Mexico (SENER) and the National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy (CONUEE). Mexico DF. July – September, 2006.
  • “Exchange of Experiences in the Field of Energy Efficiency Standardization”, as requested by the Mesoamerican Energy Integration Program -PIEM- jointly with the Secretariat of Energy of Mexico (SENER) and the National Use Commission Efficient Energy (CONUEE). Mexico DF. July – October, 2007.
  • “First Regional Meeting on Conformity Assessment Procedures”, with the participation of political authorities from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. San Salvador, El Salvador. June, 2007
  • Second Regional Meeting on the subject of Conformity Assessment “ organized by CONACYT / BUN-CA, where the National Certification Bodies were strengthened. The technical facilitation of the Government of Mexico was provided through SENER and CONUEE. San Salvador, El Salvador. April, 2008
  • “Regional Workshop on Incentives for the Opening of Energy Efficiency Markets”, carried out with the co-financing of USAID / AEA / CCAD and the technical support of the Canadian firm Econoler Int. San José, Costa Rica. October, 2007
  • “Regional Workshop on Standardization and Incentives for Energy Efficiency”, carried out in Belize City, with the participation of the political energy authorities of Central America. November, 2007
  • Participation in the plenary meeting of the Regional Energy Efficiency Committee of the Pan American Technical Standards Commission (COPANT CT-152), through the Director of Operations of BUN-CA and the expert Alexandra Rodríguez of INTECO , held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. September, 2007
  • Participation in the plenary meeting of the Regional Energy Efficiency Committee of the Pan American Technical Standards Commission (COPANT CT-152) , through two representatives from El Salvador (CONACYT) and Costa Rica (INTECO). Lima Peru. September, 2008

Likewise, the scope of PEER has been presented in various forums and events, some of the main events are:

  • I International Symposium on Energy. Panama. October, 2008
  • 4th Industrial Fair of the Salvadoran Association of Industrialists (ASI), El Salvador. November, 2008

1.2  Specific activities at the country level

1.2.1 El Salvador

  • Signed Cooperation Agreement with the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) as a National Standardization Body (ONN).

    • Elaboration of 9 Mandatory Salvadoran Norms (NSO) of electrical equipment in energy efficiency, in different stages of the process of officialization, in the technologies of compact fluorescent lamps, electric motors of alternating current, commercial refrigeration equipment, domestic refrigeration equipment, air conditioners air, Tube Fluorescent Lamps, Public Lighting and Single Phase Motors.
  • Approval of 4 regional standards within the framework of the IDB / MIF / INTECO Program, i.e .:

    • Integrated compact fluorescent lamps, AC motors, Commercial refrigeration equipment and Domestic refrigeration equipment.
  • Active participation in the Standardization Committee: CTN-18 Energy Efficiency.

1.2.2 Nicaragua

  • “National Technical Standardization Workshop” executed by BUN-CA / MIFIC with the participation of key actors from the public and private sectors, Nicaragua. November, 2006.
  • Meeting with Social Organizations in Managua “, sponsored by the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Nicaragua and BUN-CA, where 25 local actors from Nicaragua have been introduced to the topic of Energy Efficiency and Good Practices. April, 2008.
  • “Approach to Consumer Protection Organizations “, in the Conformity Assessment process, with co-financing from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Central American Commission of Environment and Development -CCAD-. February, 2009.
  • Active participation in the Standardization Committee: two standards of compact fluorescent lamps, a standard of squirrel-cage electric motors, and three standards of appliances refrigerators and freezers, approved on January 25, 2009.

1.2.3 Costa Rica

  • Agreement with the Institute of Technical Standards of Costa Rica, through the IDB / MIF initiative, for the development of 15 technical standards of efficient electrical equipment, Compact Fluorescent Lamps, Air Conditioners, Electric Motors, Commercial Refrigeration and Refrigerators appliances.
  • “National Presentation of Standards Workshop Techniques” executed by BUN-CA / INTECO with the participation of key actors from the public and private sectors, equipment suppliers, financial sector, which know the energy efficiency standards developed in San José, Costa Rica. July, 2008.
  • Active participation in the Standardization Committee: CTN-28 Energy Efficiency.

1.2.4 Panamá

  • First meeting of Energy Efficiency (EE) Alternatives of Normalization, where the themes of standardization and labeling were presented, and the importance of the development of the infrastructure of EE Laboratories, organized by the Trade Union of Industrialists of Panama and given by the CONUEE, June 2008.
  • Second meeting of Energy Efficiency “ Alternatives of Normalization“, co-sponsored by the Trade Union of Industrialists of Panama, October, 2008.
  • Active participation in the National Committee of Normalization, for the development of the technical regulation of Self-ballasted Compact Fluorescent Lamps.
  • Motivation and facilitation to initiate the process of elaboration of the technical standard of Air Conditioners, together with the political authorities of Panama.

Main Results Policy Component

  • Table No. 1 shows the situation at the regional level of the legislation regarding the efficient use of electricity and the actions undertaken by PEER:

  • Within the framework of the Policy Component, as shown in Table No. 2, the general situation of the Energy Efficiency Standards at the regional level and the scope of the Conformity Assessment Process -PEC- is included.

Table No. 2 Country-level development of the national quality system

 

  • Elaborated the “Energy Efficiency Policy Strategy for the Electricity Sector of Central America and the Dominican Republic” in conjunction with CCAD / BUN-CA, approved by the Energy Ministers in October, 2006.