State Trading Organization (STO) has initiated sales of Hakathari labelled appliances. This is the first company to start selling Hakathari labelled appliances in the Maldives. The Hakathari program is being implemented by the Ministry in order to ensure that electrical appliances that enter the Maldivian market meet the necessary energy efficiency standards. In addition to this, it allows consumers to make informed purchases based on an appliance’s energy efficiency level.
Honorable Aminath Shauna, the Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Technology inaugurated the ceremony held at STO People’s Choice to commemorate this milestone. Speaking in the event, the Minister stated that the “Hakathari” labelling program will enable us to reduce expenditures on energy. Additionally, this program will aid in achieving the climate targets of the Maldives.
The Hakathari label, which displays information about an appliance’s energy efficiency, has 5 efficiency levels. More stars indicate a higher efficiency and the most efficient product will be given 5 stars, while the least efficient product will be given 1 star. The models approved for labelling by STO have received energy efficiency ratings between 4 and 5 stars. The Hakathari label will display the annual energy consumption of the air conditioners, as well as other model specific details.
Electrical appliances have offered an unmatched level of convenience in our day to day lives. However, the cost of using them can run high due to their electricity usage. Therefore, it is important to choose energy efficient electrical appliances which is made possible through the Hakathari program.