- Air Conditioners
- Electric Motors
- Information & Communication Technologies
The savings potentials per product
By using energy-efficient appliances and equipment, end-consumers and businesses can significantly decrease their electricity consumption and save money on their electricity bills:
- An inefficient two-door refrigerator with a size of 300 litres often consumes over 485 KWh each year. An energy-efficient model consuming 350 KWh per year would save a household over US$ 280 during its 15-year lifetime.
- An inefficient room air conditioner with 3.5 kW (12,000 Btu/hour) in a warm climate often consumes over 2,500 KWh per year. An energy-efficient model consuming 1,360 KWh annually, would save a household over US$ 1,900 over its 12-year lifetime.
- An inefficient 150 kVA three-phase distribution transformer would have 11,300 KWh of losses per year, while an energy-efficient design of the same transformer would only consume 5,900 KWh. The efficient design saves US$ 765 annually, or US$ 23,000 over its expected 30-year service life, which is 14 times the incremental cost of the more efficient design.
The global potential of product efficiency
Switching markets to energy-efficient lighting, appliances and equipment brings significant environmental, economic and financial benefits and savings for countries, businesses and consumers. A global transition will:
Save 2,500 terrawatt-hours (TWh) annually, reducing global electricity consumption by 10%.
Free 600 Gigawatt (GW) in electricity capacity, thereby aiding the increasingly strained electricity grids and reducing the risks of blackouts.
Lower emissions by 1.25 billion tonnes of CO2, equivalent to taking 500 million passenger cars off the road.
Create financial savings as much as US$ 350 billion in reduced electricity bills, providing valuable expandable income for consumers.