Consumer consciousness of energy efficiency can reduce the amount of money spent on electricity bills and make the saved energy available to other consumers. This was disclosed by the Director General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Mr. Osita Aboloma, at the Nigerian Electro-Technical Summit held yesterday in Abuja.
Mr. Aboloma told the summit that the recently launched Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) for air conditioners and refrigerators developed by the Nigerian National Electro-Technical Committee was to support the adoption of the National Energy Efficiency Label.
“This is aimed at providing consumers with a guide on how to identify the efficiency rating of appliances depicted by one star far less efficient to five stars for more efficient appliances. It is expected that the implementation of these standards will help consumers make informed decisions when purchasing electrical and electronic appliances,” he said.