Large-Scale Residential Energy Efficiency Programs Based on Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs)
In recent years, the World Bank Group (WBG) has been particularly active in responding to the growing demand for residential lighting programs as a means of reducing energy use, easing peak demands, mitigating environmental impacts, and easing the energy cost burdens to consumers. Since 1994, WBG-supported residential compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) programs have been completed or are ongoing in more than 20 countries.
With this experience, the WBG and its Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) concluded there was a critical mass of operational documents and experience that would aid the design of new CFL-based residential energy efficiency programs in additional WBG member countries. Thus, ESMAP developed this “CFL Toolkit” to compile and share important operational (design, financing and implementation) elements, documents, lessons learned, results, and other relevant data into a user-friendly format. The Toolkit does not seek to prescribe certain models or methods, but rather to share operational documents from past projects to help inform new ones. As such, the Toolkit includes key implementation/operational aspects, such as economic analysis and financial analysis (including carbon financing), elements of program design, methodologies and survey instruments for market assessment and potential, procurement guidelines, technical specifications, bidding documents, consumer surveys, awareness campaign information, environmental and safety issues related to CFLs, program evaluations, and associated Terms of Reference (TORs) for various project activities.
As operational experience in designing and implementing large-scale, energy-efficient lighting programs using CFLs is being gained through projects sponsored by the World Bank and others in various countries, the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) of the World Bank initiated an activity in 2008 to help practitioners benefit from these experiences.
The objective is to develop good-practice operational models and templates or toolkits to help scale up the replication of large-scale, energy-efficient lighting programs. The overall goal of this toolkit is to review and synthesize the critical operational (design, financing and implementation) elements, including those related to carbon finance and GEF synergies from the experience of the Bank and other organizations, together in a user-friendly web-based format. The project is addressing CFL based programs primarily for the residential or small commercial markets.
This web-based Toolkit is supported by the Report - Designing and Implementing Large Scale Compact Fluorescent (CFL)-Based Residential Energy Efficiency Programs: Approaches, Design Issues, and Lessons Learned. Download the Full Report | Download the Executive Summary.