Developing a NAMA to leapfrog to advanced energy-efficient lighting technologies

Dominican Republic

This Technology Transfer Advances the Dominican Republic's


The Dominican Republic aims to develop a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) that would enable the country to transform its market to high efficiency lighting in the most commonly used lighting applications. The NAMA would also facilitate the implementation of key lighting policy instruments to enable the transition, as prioritized in the Central American and Dominican Republic’s Efficient Lighting Strategy (2013).

Technical Assistance Request

Support the transition of the Dominican Republic to high efficiency lighting technologies (light emitting diodes – LEDs).

CTCN Response

  • Establishment of mandatory minimum energy performance standards for efficient lighting products in residential, commercial and industrial applications
  • Creation of a monitoring, verification and enforcement mechanism to ensure compliance with national standards and avoid use of low performance products
  • Development of a large scale LED deployment scheme to facilitate rapid transformation to high efficiency LEDs, and ensure that disposal of non-complying products is done in an environmentally sound manner 

Relevant Technologies and Approaches

Expected Results

  • The transition to energy efficient lighting in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors would eventually result in significant savings including:
  • More than 730 GWh savings in annual electricity consumption, reducing the national electricity consumption by more than 5% 
  • Reductions in blackout occurrences across the country
  • More than 100 million USD per year savings in electricity bills


Date of submission
Geographical scope
Dominican Republic
Budget range
Energy efficiency

Project details

Final type of assistance
Financing facilitation
Request NDE
Dirección de Cambio Climático, Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales
UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre (UNEP-CCC)
This technical assistance advances the following Sustainable Development Goals