In December last year the Philippines Department of Energy (DOE) published a Circular (No. DC2022-11-0035) which announced additional products into the Philippine Energy Labeling Program (PELP). The overall program covers most types of electrical appliances, including household, personal care, electronics, lighting and solar.(The full list of products is contained in Annex B of the Circular which can be accessed here.
Activation of the requirements is pursuant to the availability of Implementation Guidelines developed by established Technical Working Groups (TWG) for the different product categories, which specifies the applicable technical standards/specifications, primarily Philippine Standards (PNS) or IEC standards.
Initially, there were only TWGs for washing machines and electric fans, but more TWGs are being established.
The PELP requirements imply the following conformity assessment process:
-Registration of the manufacturer/importer and the products at DOE’s PELP database
-Submittal of test report from laboratory accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by ILAC member body, under certain conditions. (The scope of accreditation must include the performance test standards used as specified in the normative references of PELP Implementing guidelines for each type of product).
-PELP label to be obtained from DOE.
As example; for LCD TVs directly connected to the mains, with screen sizes up 1524 mm (60 inches), the applicable standards are:
- PNS IEC 62087(Methods of Measurement for the power consumption of audio, video and related equipment)
- PNS 378 (Television Receivers and Video Monitors – Viewing Screen Dimensions - Methods of Measurement)
- IEC 62301 (Standby Power Measurement)
For further information, please contact Kenny.Ho@nemko.com or Vanessa.Wen@nemko.com
(Article is based on text provided by Kenny Ho and Vanessa Wen edited by T.Sollie)