EELA - Project Milestones

  Tentative dates Activity
YEAR 1

1st Quarter

June
July
August

2019 * 1st Project Steering Committee Meeting in Dar es Salaam – 7 August

2nd Quarter

September
October
November

2019

* Training for national EELA focal points – 14-17 October
* First Meeting of the Regional Technical Committees in East and Southern Africa to discuss the MEPs for Lighting and agree on a roadmap for subsequent appliance – 27 and 29 November

3rd Quarter

December
January
February

2019/
2020

* Assessment of national testing capacities
* 1st Webinar on the development of MEPS – January
* 2nd webinar on the development of MEPS - 11 February 2020 discuss off grid lighting

4th Quarter

March
April
May

2020

* 24 April - Webinar to discuss and respond to questions raised on draft MEPS and share country experiences as well as establish country specific support required in MEPS development
* 28 April - Virtual Project Steering Committee

YEAR 2

1st Quarter

June
July
August

2020

* 11 June - SADCSTAN Webinar

* 17 June - inception workshop for development of MEPS for cooling appliances (collaboration with U4E)

2nd Quarter

September October
November

2020

* Webinar - Enabling policies for a market transformation towards EELA - 29 September
* National consultations with the Private Sector (10 countries)
* Webinar - Opportunities for private sector participation in EELA - 21 October
* Webinar - Putting a gender lens on EELA - 11 November

3rd Quarter

December
January
February

2020/
2021

* National Consultations with the national stakeholders and regional TC on advancing on MEPS for lighting between October and December 2020
* SADCSTAN TC16 Regional Meeting on finalisation of MEPS for Lighting. ALL Twelve Member State (1) Present gave a Verbal YES vote for adoption of the regional MEPS for lighting.
* Virtual Workshop on Presentation of Market Assessment Findings and Technical Notes for Cooling Products in the EAC and SADC region – 1 December

* Webinar- Market Monitoring, Verification and Enforcement for EELA- 04 December * TOR for Market study for energy efficient appliances productive use in the SADC and EAC regions developed-January 2021

* Presentation on opportunities in East and Southern Africa at the Sweden Africa Chamber – 8 December
* 28 January: Extraordinary Project Steering Committee Meeting to update on EELA project progress and endorse parameters for Private Sector call for Expression of Interest (EoI) as well as Market study for energy efficient appliances and equipment for on- and off-grid productive use in the SADC and EAC regions.

* First Call for Proposals under the EELA Technical Assistance and Co-financing Facility
* SADC written vote submissions on MEPS for lighting expected by end of February 2021
* Launch the E-learning Platform

* National and regional consultations for MEPS for Lighting in the SADC region 

4th Quarter

March
April

May

2021

* Partnerships with selected companies signed

**First Regional Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Lighting and Appliances

* Fourth meeting of the Regional Technical Committees on selected appliances
* National and regional consultations for MEPS for Lighting in the EAC region conducted.  
* Energy efficiency guidelines for procurement of energy efficient lighting and appliances developed. 

* Launch Second EELA webinar series - First webinar - 18 May 

* Procurement for Development of Energy Efficiency Policy for EAC conducted.

* Workshop for public procurement officers from the Ministries of Energy, the Ministries of Environment and other quasi government institutions conducted.

* Recommendations and best practices for the establishment of waste management systems for Municipals developed

*SADCSTAN Executive Committee (ExCo) approves draft regional MEPS for lighting and allocates reference number SADC HT 109:2021

*New Work Item Proposal (NWIP) on cooling appliance MEPS development approved by SADCSTAN Secretariat

YEAR 3

1st Quarter

June
July
August

2021

* Second Regional Multi Stakeholder Forum on Lighting and Appliances.
*
 National adoption of MEPS for lighting supported.
* MEPS development for cooling appliances (room air conditioners and residential refrigerators) for EAC and SADC regions (in collaboration with U4E).
* E-Learning Platform developed
* Accessing financing for energy efficient appliances and the EELA TA and Co-financing facility webinar held
* ARK Energy, an advisory firm was selected to support applicants to the EELA TA and Co-financing facility

2nd Quarter

September
October
November

2021

* Selection of first tranche of projects to be supported under the TA and Co-financing Facility.

*Implementation of first pilot projects under the EELA TA and Co-financing facility
* Product Database established and training held
* Development of EAC Regional Energy Efficiency Policy
* E-Learning platform launched
* Validation of Regional Compliance Framework to support implementation of EE policies
* Compliance training for early mover countries
* Validation of Green Procurement Guidelines for Public and quasi government institutions* Selection of Regional Reference Labs for capacitating
* Market study for energy efficient appliances for productive use in the SADC and EAC regions conducted.
* Shipment of Portable Lighting Test Equipment to Member States for Market Surveillance activities

3rd Quarter

December
January
February

2021/
2022

* Sixth meeting of the Regional Technical Committees on selected appliances
*Webinar on lessons learnt from the EELA TA and Co-financing facility
* Launch of the second round of the EELA TA and Co-financing facility

4th Quarter

March
April
May

2022 * Capacity building activities for policy makers, the private sector, testing centres and other stakeholders
YEAR 4

1st Quarter

June
July
August

2022 * Fourth Regional Multi Stakeholder Forum on Lighting and Appliances

2nd Quarter

September
October
November

2022 * Fifth meeting of the Regional Technical Committees on selected appliances

3rd Quarter

December
January
February

2022/
2023
* Further Industry partnerships signed
* Multiple capacity building activities for policy makers, the private sector, testing centres and other stakeholders

4th Quarter

March
April
May

2023  
YEAR 5

1st Quarter

June
July
August

2023 * Fifth Regional Multi Stakeholder Forum on Lighting and Appliances

2nd Quarter

September
October
November

2023 * Sixth meeting of the Regional Technical Committees on selected appliances

3rd Quarter

December
January
February

2023/
2024
* Further Industry partnerships signed
* Capacity building activities for policy makers, the private sector, testing centres and other stakeholders

4th Quarter

March
April
May

2024  

 

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