United Nations Development Programme

Russian Federation

Focus Area: Environment
Priority Area: Sustainable Energy
Project Number: 00072576
Project Title: Transforming the Market for Efficient Lighting, FSP
Budget and Source of Funds: Full-sized project resources estimated at US$ 7,020,000 (GEF). PPG: US$ 390,000 (of which US$ 140,000 - GEF, US$ 250,000 - Government of Russia in kind)
Starting Date and Duration: May 2010-2014
Project Site: Russia: Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod
Executing Agency: Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation
Partnerships: Moscow Government, Nizhny Novgorod Administration, relevant federal governmental bodies, expert community, private sector, NGOs
Project Status: ongoing
Delivery: PPG: 2008-2010 US$ 140,000.00 FSP: 2010 US$ 238,000.00

Responsible Unit:

Energy and Environment Unit

For more information please contact:

Ms. Nataly Olofinskaya

Head of Unit

Tel: +7 (495) 787 2139

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00072576 - Transforming the Market for Efficient Lighting, FSP


The goal of this project is to reduce national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Russia by meeting the project objective of transforming the Russian lighting market towards more energy efficient lighting technologies and phasing-out inefficient lighting products. The project will do so by developing and adopting energy performance and product quality standards, including implementing national and regional policies for phasing-out inefficient light sources, and promoting effective enforcement and control mechanisms. The supply chain for energy efficient lighting will be strengthened through market research and monitoring, and support for the development of new energy efficient lighting products. Efficient lighting technologies will be piloted in Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod through residential, public buildings and street lighting initiatives, and replicated broadly. By the end of the 5-year project, implementation of these actions will result in direct energy savings of 121 kton CO2/year; and, indirect savings from market transformation and increased share of energy efficient lighting of 3.5 to 4.0 TWh/year, or 1.85 Mton CO2/year.

Expected Outcomes:

  1. Improved efficient lighting standards and policy framework.
  2. Supply chain for EE Lighting supported.
  3. Penetration of energy-efficient lighting increases in Moscow homes and buildings, and the initiatives replicated elsewhere.
  4. Energy-efficient street lighting is adopted in Nizhny Novgorod region and local EEL initiatives replicated elsewhere.


26.06.2011. Voice of Russia. Lighting efficiency and uniformity of standards in Russia.

16.06.2011. Childrens eyesight and achievements depend directly on lighting in school buildings.

17.06.2009. UNDP/GEF projects on energy efficiency presented at the international conference in Berlin

Information updated: 2011-07-05 12:40:27

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