Appliances and Equipment Accelerator (U4E)

The global transition to efficient appliances and equipment is key to achieving the Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) goal of doubling the global rate of energy efficiency improvement. High-impact appliances and equipment, such as residential refrigerators, air conditioners, electric motors, and distribution transformers will account for close to 60% of global electricity consumption by 2030. The refrigerator stock in developing countries is expected to more than double by 2030 to 1.6 billion units. Similarly, the installed stock of transformers in developing countries is expected to nearly triple by 2030. Without intervention, a vast majority of these appliances will be bought and sold without any efficiency standard. The SEforALL Appliances and Equipment Accelerator is committed to transforming these markets towards energy-efficient products.