Policy Analysis Modeling System (PAMS)

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This easy-to-use software tool helps decisionmakers assess the costs and benefits of energy efficiency standards and labeling (EESL) programs and identify the most attractive targets for appliance efficiency levels.

Energy efficiency standards and labeling (EESL) programs are among the most important energy efficiency policies for developing countries to reduce electricity costs and consumption while meeting the increasing electricity demand. However, to implement them, decision-makers—including policymakers, funding agencies, and other stakeholders—need to know the potential environmental and financial impacts of EESL programs. This information is essential to prioritizing strategies that maximize benefits for both consumers and governments. PAMS is an easy-to-use software tool that policymakers can use to assess the costs and benefits of EESL programs.

USAID’s Energy Efficiency for Development (EE4D) program provides technical assistance to USAID partner countries to scale up clean energy and energy efficiency rapidly and effectively. USAID partners with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to provide technical assistance to energy system planners, regulators, and utility managers in partner countries to overcome challenges associated with implementing energy efficiency programs. Berkeley Lab works with local stakeholders to identify areas of greatest opportunity, gaps, and barriers in order to better integrate energy efficiency as a resource for sustainable development.

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 5:15pm

Last updated: September 13, 2021