Prescribing the Minimum Energy Performance for Products (MEPP) covered by the Philippine Energy Labeling Program (PELP) for Compliance of Importers, Manufacturers, Distributors, Dealers and Retailers of Energy-Consuming Products (ECP)
The Department Circular provides for the establishment of the prescribed Minimum Energy Performance requirement for Products (MEPP) to facilitate market transformation towards the use of more energy efficient products and ensure the efficiency of products being sold in the Philippine market. The imposition of the MEPP also promotes a healthy competitive environment by ensuring that the energy performance of locally available products is at par with international standards.
One of the strategies of the Government in attaining self-sufficiency and reduction of adverse environmental impacts is the efficient utilization of energy. Policies that help facilitate the use of energy efficient products (i.e., lighting, appliances, equipment) can support Sustainable Consumption and Production by effectively reducing overall energy consumption with the daily use of energy consuming products in fulfilling specific needs. In an ideal situation where energy demand is expected to continuously grow along with the level of progress within a country, the utilization of energy efficient products can help mitigate the rise in energy demand, which could significantly contribute to the goal of sustainability. The imposition of the MEPP will help facilitate market transformation by setting the minimum energy efficiency performance requirement per product type, which is instrumental in the implementation of the national energy labeling of products.