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    EWG 2010 Project Synopsis

Title of Project : ASLI - Asia Street Lighting Initiative Project Number:

     (EWG Secretariat Use


    (Tick ; one) ; Operational Account ; APEC Support Fund

     ; TILF Special Account

    Name of Expert Group/ Task Force:

    APEC Expert Group on Energy Efficiency and Conservation

    Proposing APEC Economy: United States

    Co-sponsoring APEC Economy (ies): To be determined

    Project Overseer:

    Mr. Jeff Skeer

    Office of European and Asian Affairs, Office of Policy and International Affairs

    United States Department of Energy

Postal address:

    U.S. Department of Energy (PI-32)

    1000 Independence Ave., S.W.

    Washington, DC 20585

    United States

    Tel: +1 (202) 586-3662

    Fax: +1 (202) 586-0013


    Total cost of proposal : Amount being sought from APEC Central Fund :

    US$ 100,000 US$ 50,000

    Type of Project:

    ; Seminar/ symposium ; Short-term training course ; Survey or analysis and research

; Database/website ; Other (Please specify)

    Project start date: January 2010 Project end date: September 2011


Objective of Project:

     The objectives of this project are to:

    ; review existing efforts in APEC economies to use light-emitting diode (LED) technology for

    streetlighting and outdoor lighting;

    ; prepare a best-practice guidebook for LED streetlighting and recommend practical applications

    for municipalities in the APEC economies;

    ; convene a regional workshop to discuss harmonization of standards for street/outdoor lighting;


    ; facilitate regional implementation


    The USAID-supported ECO-Asia Clean Development and Climate Program (ECO-Asia) is working with economies in the Asia-region to promote the scale-up of clean energy policies, programs, and technologies. These economies include China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and India. ECO-Asia has been working with major lighting manufacturers and national associations to

    harmonize technical standards for energy-saving compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). During 2010 and

    2011, ECO-Asia will expand to promote sharing of best practices on LED lighting applications, with a

    focus on regional cooperation and harmonization of policies, programs, and technical standards. This

    proposed APEC project will leverage the ongoing regional work by reviewing regional best practices and assessing options for harmonization, with the ultimate aim of developing an APEC Street Lighting

    Initiative (ASLI).


    The project team will gather information from APEC economies on existing LED streetlighting projects

    and guidelines, LED test procedures or existing efforts to develop test procedures, as well as any mandatory and voluntary programs already under way internationally through publicly available data and targeted survey methods. It will also assess the technical, economic and social acceptability of existing

    programs and develop a best-practice guidebook based on these.

Delegates from APEC economies with existing and or planned LED standards for streetlighting and

    outdoor lighting will be invited to two regional workshops (at the start and end of the project) to present, identify, discuss and recommend possible areas where harmonization is possible. The

    recommendations of the workshop will be circulated to national and/or international standards-setting

    agencies (e.g. national agencies, IES, ISO, IEC) for consideration.

How does the project proposal align with EWG and APEC-wide priorities:

    The transition to more efficient lighting is considered one of the most technically and economically viable

    solutions to address climate change. Light emitting diodes (LEDs), with their inherent energy-efficient

    characteristics, make an excellent choice for lighting in the coming years and one of the prominent identified immediate applications is in street lighting.

    ; The project will help to operationalize the APEC Leaders’ recognition of energy efficiency as a

    "cost-effective way to enhance energy security and address greenhouse gas emissions while

    promoting economic growth and development" in the region.

    ; The project is in line with the APEC Leaders support for “confronting the challenge of climate

    change through reduced greenhouse gas reductions by promoting development and deployment

    of clean technologies”.

    ; The project likewise supports the EMM8 Instructions for “EWG to strengthen efforts to share

    information on energy efficiency policies and measures, identify effective energy efficiency

    approaches” through the compilation and sharing of best practices of LED street lighting efforts in

    APEC economies.

    ; Finally, the project promotes harmonization as a way to minimize technical barriers to trade

    among economies in the region.


Process for incorporating sustainable development principles:

    1. Project Overseer complete self-assessment rating for each project proposal

    2. For APEC-funded projects, Project Overseer incorporate principles into the project tender, tender

    assessment, and project implementation phases 3. On completion of a project, the Project Overseer describes how the principles were addressed

    and their impact at the project evaluation phase (through a separate report).

    SELF-ASSESSMENT RATING Sustainable Project Link Supporting Information

    Development (1 point for

    Principle each)

    Strengthening regional

    energy security

Supporting energy

    market reform and

    energy infrastructure


    Promoting uptake of

    clean and efficient

    energy and efficient

    use of energy

    Building capacity and

    technical cooperation

    within APEC


    Building public-private

    partnerships and



    engagement, incl.w/

    the APEC business



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