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Baseline Evaluation and Policy Implications for Air Conditioners in Indonesia

Overview This study aims to establish a market efficiency baseline for ACs in Indonesia.

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This collaborative study aims to establish a market efficiency baseline in order to inform program design of the next AC S&L program in Indonesia and allow for tracking the impact of that program in relation to a robust baseline. Data was collected by deploying the International Database of Efficient Appliances (IDEA) in Indonesia. On-the-ground contributors collected data using smart-phone technology, and data were also obtained from manufacturer websites and government registration data associated with the newly implemented S&L program. The resulting database gives a detailed, robust picture of Indonesia’s AC market, including product characteristics, efficiency ratings, and retail prices.

This paper presents AC efficiency and price distributions according to Indonesian efficiency label (star) rating. Characteristics of products from local manufacturing and imports are included to address Indonesian government concerns regarding local industry. Based on these data, the study's authors estimate the cost of conserved energy of different efficiency targets and formulate a set of policy recommendations to help increase the energy savings from Indonesia’s S&L program. The recommendations include revising the S&L program for ACs, increasing stakeholder engagement, identifying regulatory barriers/reforms need and institutionalizing the type of analysis presented in this paper for future S&L revisions.

This study was conducted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), in collaboration with the International Energy Agency (IEA), Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) Indonesia, and the U.S. Department of Energy.