Energy efficient standards, certification and labelling for appliances and equipment in Kazakhstan

Electricity consumption in Kazakhstan has been rising steadily since the late 1990s and it leads directly to high emissions of CO2 from the country’s predominantly coal-fired generation sector. In 2014 the annual totals approached almost 70 million tonnes. Thus, there is significant technical potential to reduce emissions by increasing the efficiency of common electricity-intensive appliances and equipment – most notably, refrigerators, distribution transformers, and motors.

The objective of the project: is the transformation of Kazakhstan market towards energy efficient appliances and equipment, thereby reducing electricity consumption and GHG emissions.

The project addresses the development challenge through integrated activities with the core focus at the introduction of minimum energy performance standards (MEPS), which have a growing track record of achieving large-scale savings throughout the world. The project will also support the introduction of voluntary high-efficiency performance standards (HEPS) in conjunction with product labelling and government procurement rules.

Monitoring and verification of MEPS and HEPS will be carried out by accredited certification laboratories, which the project shall support with methodological guidance and needed equipment.

The project shall work on development of national labelling for energy consuming devices and ensuring access to energy efficient appliances and equipment via financial mechanisms of rebates and credits to residential consumers.

The project will also conduct supporting market research, informational outreach and technical support to residential and industrial consumers.

The project is directly aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goal 13, Climate Action, and its targets of integrating climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning, and of improving education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation.

Executive agency: Ministry for Investments and Development of the RK


Contact information: Project Manager – Syrym Nurgaliyev


Address: ul. Azerbaijan Mambetov, 14, office 307, Astana

Tel.: + 7 7172 69 65 50 (2305), mobile: 8-777-833-2090



Project start date:

January 2017

Estimated end date:

July 2022

Focus area:

  • accelerate structural transformations
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Kazakhstan

    Implementing partner:

    Government of Kazakhstan

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • Global Environment Fund Truste
  • Kwara State Government
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2022 $0

    2021 $65,815

    2020 $419,271

    2019 $789,493

    2018 $693,100

    2017 $168,559


    ·  Citizens of RK

    ·  Government of RK

    Project duration:


    Total budget:

    $ 15,742,643


    $ 3,500,000


    Government of RK:

    $ 10,510,511


    $ 1,432,132


    $ 300,000

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