Report on Survey on the Application, Implementation and Use of Energy Efficient Lighting Systems: 2005-2009
The Department of Energy (DOE) has implemented a five-year project in 2005 entitled Philippine Efficient Lighting Market Transformation Project or the PELMATP. The project aimed to address barriers to the widespread utilization of energy efficient lighting systems in the Philippines. This was promoted to reduce annual growth rate of greenhouse gases from the energy sectors in the country. The energy savings goal was estimated at 497,00 tons of emission reduction from carbon dioxide. However, based on the Annual Performance Report-Project Implementation Review or APR/PIR, in 2009-2010, the PELMATP only achieved 34% carbon dioxide reduction and 12% electricity consumption reduction. This, in accordance to the United Nations Development Program, is considered highly unsatisfactory. The sector discovered that performance result of the project was due to inappropriate measuring system during the evaluation of the project, thus the need to conduct more comprehensive measures to evaluate and assess the implementation of the PELMATP. This is the rationale behind the Survey on the Application, Implementation and Use of Energy Efficient Lighting Systems (SAIUEELS) in the Residential, Commercial and Industrial Sectors. The SAIUEELS was conducted to monitor and evaluate the application and implementation on the consumption of households, commercial, industrial, government and public institutional establishments in the utilization of EELS energy efficient version of linear fluorescent lamps, CFL, HID lamps, ballasts and energy efficient luminaires, also including the proper management and disposal of mercury-containing lamp wastes. The survey showed status of the integrated programs of the different components of PELMATP concerning EEL promotion programs, and energy conservation and energy efficiency (EC & EE) programs implemented in the country.