E3I awarded IFC contract to develop standards & labelling program for industrial motors in Egypt

This assignment aims to 1) develop a motor market analysis and provide reform readiness support 2) draft regulations, test procedures, MEPS, and capacity building.  Specifically, E3I will analyze the current motor market in Egypt, to understand the various types, classifications, market segmentation, efficiency levels, product availability, local vs import market, and projected growth levels; develop a detailed Scenario Analysis and Roadmap using the market analysis to define baselines and MEPS calibrated, taking into account the market size, potential for efficiency improvements, benefits to the industries and manufacturing sector, the energy and economic situation in the country, ability or willingness of the private sector to adopt MEPS, government reform timelines, and the potential impact on manufacturers, importers, and service providers, including financing and lending institutions; Stakeholder dialogue through regular consultative meetings with manufacturers/ suppliers, importers, and service providers, and share with them global best practice on motor programs; Drafting of regulations test procedures, and MEPS; Institutional analysis to understand the government and industry’s ability to absorb an improved standards and labeling system, taking into account the capacity for implementation of a proposed program, assessment of equipment testing infrastructure available for electric motors, the costs associated to implementation (e.g. testing labs, inspections systems, etc.) and the benefits for their institutions; Support the technical committee, compromising of key stakeholders, to review and develop minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) and test procedures based on internationally accepted methods to facilitate trade and competitiveness given the local situation in Egypt, and develop an action plan /road map for MEPS implementation and sequencing; and provide in-depth capacity building for standards authority staff, and other relevant agencies to improve their knowledge and capacity to implement reforms.

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