Regulatory Framework to Promote Energy Efficiency in Countries of the Eurasian Economic Union

Geographical scope: Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan

What we do

Total energy consumption in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) countries makes about 130 billion kWh per year. The energy consumption from lighting, household appliances and buildings’ engineering equipment makes about 39 billion kWh per year. According to the economic growth scenario of 2-3% per year, the energy consumption in the EAEU countries can increase from 130 billion kWh per year in 2017 to 150 billion kWh per year in 2030. The transfer and application of energy efficient technologies can result in  almost 40% reduced energy consumption, equal to 15.6 billion kWh per year which, in turn, corresponds to about 9 million tons of CO2 equivalent emissions per year.

The main goal of the Project, funded by the Russian Federation, is realization of energy saving potential in lighting, household appliances and engineering equipment of buildings via introduction of modern energy efficiency standards (see the project website -

The project budget is planned to cover country components for Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, as well as the regional component for all four participating countries, to ensure the following outputs:

1.  Development and introduction of modern standards on energy efficiency for lighting, household appliances and engineering equipment of buildings.

2.  Establishment of laboratories’ testing system and implementation of measures to protect the market from low efficiency equipment.

3.  Awareness raising in consumers market on options and benefits of energy efficient technologies, and assessment of greenhouse gas emissions reduction.

Expected results

Coordinated effort of UNDP Country Offices and national partners in Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan are expected to yield the following:

•        Reduction of 78 billion kWh energy consumption in the residential and commercial energy use in partner countries,

•        Achieve 20% of the energy saving potential in the amount of 3.1 billion kWh per year after the completion of the Project through changing the energy efficiency market requirements.

•        Achieve reduction of 1.7 million tons of CO2 emissions per year by after the Project completion via direct impact on the market of energy efficiency requirements.

•        At least 50% of the devices and equipment covered by the Project possess the parameters set in the MEPS.