2020 Best Energy Efficient Products officially kicked off

December 28, 2020 | 09:56
Spotting improvements in the local energy market and enhancing the competitiveness of the sector, the Ministry of Industry and Trade organised the award ceremony titled “2020 Best Energy Efficient Products”.
2020 best energy efficient products officially kicked off
Phuong Hoang Kim, director at Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority, Do Huu Hao, chairman of VECEA, and representatives of awarded producers were presented at the event

The award is a part of the National programme on using energy effectively in 2019-2023 approved by the Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc following Decision No.280/QD-TTg.

According to Phuong Hoang Kim, director of the Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority, the programme will raise standards for energy efficiency for electronics and replace the fixed productivity standards set every five years by the MoIT.

“Additionally, the prize also honours companies with the most energy-efficient products in the Vietnamese market, encouraging the trend of green consumption and promoting power-saving products,” said Kim.

At the event, five big brands such as Rang Dong, Hapulico, Daikin, ABB, and Panasonic were honoured for their 54 best efficient energy products, including Rang Dong’s 28 LEDs, Hapulico’s 4 LED street lights and others, Daikin’s 17 air conditioners, ABB’s one item, Panasonic’s four items.

The MoIT has collaborated with the Vietnam Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency Association (VECEA) to form the Technical Council and Board of Examiners for the programme. They were responsible for consulting the ministry’s leaders in issuing statutes and criteria for the awards.

The award winners were selected following three criteria, including power consumption during production and operation, new technologies helping to improve output, and reducing energy consumption.

Energy efficiency criteria made up 50 per cent of the scores. The criteria were developed based on the Vietnam Standards for Electronics. In addition to productivity, the selected items also had to fulfil standards related to environmental protection and corporate social responsibility like using eco-friendly materials during production and reducing harmful waste.

According to the MoIT, energy products that will be launched in the market in 2021 will see significant improvements. For instance, their productivity will soar by nearly 135 per cent against the products circulating in the market in 2016-2020.

This year, with the COVID-19 interrupting the Vietnamese economy, the programme still saw the participation of hundreds of companies, including industry-leading powerhouses like Daikin, Panasonic, and Rang Dong, with a diverse variety of products, including washing machines, refrigerators, LEDs, and air conditioners.

Each awardee has been granted a certificate by the MoIT titled “The Best Energy Efficiency” and a QR code to classify them against other energy products circulating in the market.

By Hai Anh

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