Effective energy efficiency policy implementation targetion "New Modern Energy CONsumers" in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Lao PDR second stakeholder meeting on September 25, 2015 at National University of Laos, Vientiane, Lao PDR

The Lao PDR 2nd stakeholder meeting was be held in 25 September 2015 in Vientiane, Lao PDR

The Lao PDR second stakeholder meeting was held on at Sokpaluang campus, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Laos, Vientiane capital, Lao PDR on 25 September 2015. The participants attended the workshop from government organization, state enterprises, retailers, research office of NUOL and faculty of engineering.

In the opening sessions, Dr. Seumkham Thoummavongsa, the Deputy DG of IREP/MEM pointed out the importance of the results of MECON project that provided valuable information for EE&C policy drafting process and promotion programs in Lao PDR. Dr. Kinnaleth Vongchanh presented negative net benefits of CBA for some appliances (refrigerator, fan and washing machine) that need to be advised with the audience.

Mr. Praseuth, representative of Lao air conditioning dealers association gave a presentation on air conditioner use practice where the problems, for example, fake label in Air conditioning systems and bad behavior of users were brought to discussion. For the part of group discussion, the topics for discussion were institutional model, suggested by MECON project for Lao PDR: model 2 (IREP as government agency, who is responsible for renewable energy, energy efficiency and conservation, and rural electrification), and the challenges that IREP may face.

The stakeholders-participants have recommended that in order to cope with implementation of EE&C promotion programs, IREP would need (1) to improve its capability significantly, especially in program management and technical expertise; (2) to give more attention on cooperation and coordination between economic sectors, public-private partnership and (3) to learn good practices from other countries, especially amongst ASEAN and GMS countries.