Hakathari Program – Energy efficiency standards and labeling program of the Maldives

05 Sep 2021

The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology (MECCT) is introducing “Hakathari” – an energy efficiency labeling program for appliances and equipment. The purpose of this program is to promote the use of energy-efficient appliances and equipment.

The Hakathari program provides the consumers with a simple and clear indication of the energy-saving potential of electrical appliances, at the point of purchase. This is achieved via the Hakathari label affixed on the appliances that showcase a five-star rating system. A greater number of stars on the label indicate a higher level of energy efficiency and energy savings.

The purpose of the program is;

  • To encourage the purchase of energy-efficient appliances.
  • To help consumers make informed choices and save money on their household electricity bills.
  • To encourage importers and manufacturers to promote energy efficient technologies and products in the Maldivian market, bringing about a market transformation.
  • To reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and progress towards a sustainable future.

This program is developed under the Strengthening Low Carbon Energy Island Strategies Project.

 Approved Models for Air Conditioners

Brand Capacity (Btu/h) Efficiency level CSPF (Wh/Wh) Annual Energy Consumption (kWh) Type Model Name of importer Importer registration number Hakathari ID Label approval certificate
PANASONIC 21,326 5 6.07 1699 Inverter AC CS-U24XKH/CU-U24XKH Ranfaun C17001 ACIA5U24XKH View
HITACHI 21,155 5 5.29 2162 Inverter AC RAS-XH24CKM/RAC-XH24CKM State Trading Organization C3536 ACIA5H24CKM View
PANASONIC 18,084 5 6.74 1350 Inverter AC CS-U18XKH/CU-U18XKH Ranfaun C17001 ACIA5U18XKH View
HITACHI 17,060 5 5.17 1835 Inverter AC RAS-XH18CKM/RAC-XH18CKM State Trading Organization C3536 ACIA5H18CKM View
PANASONIC 12,522 5 5.98 1000 Inverter AC CS-U13XKH/CU-U13XKH Ranfaun C17001 ACIA5U13XKH View
HITACHI 11,942 5 5.52 1156 Inverter AC RAS-SH13CKM/RAC-SH13CKM State Trading Organization C3536 ACIA5H13CKM View
HITACHI 11,942 4 4.9 1304 Inverter AC RAS-XH13CKM/RAC-XH13CKM State Trading Organization C3536 ACIA4H13CKM View
PANASONIC 9,724 5 5.41 882 Inverter AC CS-U10XKH/CU-U10XKH Ranfaun C17001 ACIA5U10XKH View
HITACHI 9,213 5 5.35 859 Inverter AC RAS-SH10CKM/RAC-SH10CKM State Trading Organization C3536 ACIA5H10CKM View
HITACHI 9,213 4 4.68 991 Inverter AC RAS-XH10CKM/RAC-XH10CKM State Trading Organization C3536 ACIA4H10CKM  View




Hakathari program awareness materials and branding guidelines for importers: Download

Program document

The program document details out all the terms and conditions. This includes program requirements, process for program participation, monitoring and verification and other aspects of the program.

  • Program document – Amendment 2 [Download]

Appliances covered

Step 1: Participating in the Program

Step 2: Model registration.

  • To register your preferred appliance model, you will need to fill and submit 3 documents.

Document 1

Submit Form 2- Product Registration to register different models of a particular appliance. You can register up to 4 models per form.

Document 2

Submit Form 3- Test Report for each model listed out in Form 2 along with copy of original test reports from accredited test laboratory.

List of possible Accredited Laboratory’s information can be downloaded here. Please note that the test results will be accepted from any laboratory accredited by a recognized accrediting authority which are MRA signatories such as ILAC/APLAC as stated in the program document.

Document 3

Submit a Cover Letter for each submission. You can submit one cover letter for any number of models that you wish to register in a single submission.

All FORMS and COVER LETTER can be downloaded here.

  • Email complete document set to hakathari@environment.gov.mv or submit to ministry reception.
  • A one-time Model Registration fee of MVR 500 has to be paid for each model upon receiving approval. The same shall be submitted by the registered applicant for renewal of each model if there is a change in specifications or energy efficiency grade.
  • The ministry will issue a Label Approval Certificate to the applicant once payment is confirmed


Step 3: Import of labelled appliances

  • When requesting customs clearance, Label Approval Certificate should be submitted to Maldives Customs Service.
  • The standard Customs protocol will be followed thereafter.