10 Oct CAPE VERDE, PUBLIC PRESENTATION OF NATIONAL EFFICIENCY PROGRAM
Praia, Cape Verde, 10 October 2019
The public presentation of Cape Verde National Efficiency Program for Appliances occurred last week in the city of Praia, followed with the beginning of the trainings for the main Stakeholders in the National System of Labeling and Requirements for Electrical Equipment (SNEREE). This presentation and program kicked-off with a solemn session presided by the National Director of Industry, Commerce and Energy, Eng. Rito Évora.
In the opening speech of the solemn session, the Director stressed out that the objective of the program is: “to essentially to raise citizens’ awareness and to stimulate into making more efficient and environmentally friendly choices”. He also warned that “consumers must keep in mind that although the initial investment in more efficient technologies maybe higher there is undoubtable added value and a concrete “return on investment” after a 1 year utilization period”.
The program aimed to clarify the impacts of the implementation of the National System of Labeling and Requirements for Electrical Equipment (SNEREE) Program that comprises the new energy efficiency regulations which will come into force on January 1st, 2020, as set by Decree-Law 25/2019. These training sessions also served the purpose of informing the various entities involved in the equipment value chain about their different responsibilities establish by the new regulations of product imports, distribution and marketing.
The Training Program was attended by several institutions from the Industry and Commerce sector, including Manufacturers and Suppliers of Electrical Equipment, Importers, Distributors and Traders, Directorate of Customs, National Institute of Quality and Intellectual Property (IGQPI), General Inspectorate of Economic Activities (IGAE). , the Renewable Energy and Industrial Maintenance Center (CERMI), the Consumer Protection Association (ADECO) and the Trade and Industry Services Bureau.
This program is being developed under the Energy Efficiency Project in Buildings and Equipment (PEEE – http://www.peee.cv/), having started in January 2017 and will last until December 2019.