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 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.