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Energy star rated compact fluorescent Lamp (CFL) should be the choice in household lighting applications From the extraordinary Gazette notification No. 1611/10 of July 22,2099, the display of the Energy Label  on every CFL was made mandatory. The energy label consists of star rating which varies from  1 star   to 5star higher the number of the star greater the energy efficiency of the CFL. Accordingly CFLs having an energy label with 5 star are  most energy efficient compared to the  CFLs having 1star to  4star rating. By repacking a 1star CFL with 5star CFL with 5-7 watts lower in wattage the same light out put can be gained. Purchasing a CFL with 5 star rating about 5-7 watts  can be cut down At present LED Lamp technology has improved rapidly end in parallel the price of LED lamps have come down to  an affordable Scale for the domestic consumer. Sri Lanka has already introduced performance stety and Minimum Energy performance  standers (MEPS) for LED Lamps introduce for which satisfy MEPS.

Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions(NAMA) in Energy Generation and End use sectors in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is highly dependent on imported oil for her energy needs and about 40% of the total Government export earning is spent for oil imports. This is leading to a heavy reliance on imported fossil fuels and increased GHG emissions. National Energy policy of Sri Lanka seeks to diversify the supply mix with increased renewable energy sources to reduce energy demand. Development of renewable energy resources is part of the national strategy to reduce GHG emissions through mitigation actions (NAMA). Energy Management Plan seeks to achieve energy savings through promotion of renewable energy (RE) & energy efficiency (EE) measures. Very often GHG savings and cost benefits of these low carbon interventions and their benefits are not systematically quantified. Therefore it is difficult for sub national entities to assess the impact of their NAMA interventions at the sector and sub sector levels.

In order to fill these gaps this project wish to develop a robust, transparent and functional NAMA framework along with a clear monitoring, reporting, and verification system. Such framework will systematically quantify the GHG savings and benefits of mitigation actions initiated from provincial and sub sectoral to national and sector level.

Furthermore such a transparent framework will open up opportunities to access regional and international climate funding. To test and verify the framework this project will seek to overcome the regulatory, institutional, technical, financial and social barriers for scaling up of RE&EE NAMA through dissemination of 1,000 bio digesters in Uva, North Western, Southern and Central provinces, 1,300 High Efficiency Motors in tea factories and 150 solar PV net metering systems with batteries. Implementation will be with a grant component borne by the project.

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) supports this project with the financial assistance of Global Environmental Facility (GEF). The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy and Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment are the executing agencies of the project. Project implementing partners are Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority, Climate Change Secretariat and UNDP.