Fan testing schemes made compulsory for certifications

In accordance with the Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA), Federal Government has included electric fan standards in the compulsory certification scheme. Since, PSQCA is a statutory body working under the administrative control of Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), thus as per its Act, National Standards Body responsible for monitoring quality of products.  After detailed discussion with public and private stakeholders, PSQCA has developed Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) of electric fans by including star rating service. According to statics, more than 50 percent of electricity consumption in Pakistan has been attributed to the appliances used for space cooling where maximum demand reaches up to 28,179 MW. While data displayed by Pakistan Electric Fan Manufacturers Association (PEFMA) shows a manufacture of 8 million fans with more than 50 percent of them are ceiling fans. The current stock in Pakistan is estimated to be between 80-100 million fans with conventional inefficient ceiling fans consume up to 120 Watts per minute or even more. Drifting towards the energy efficient ceiling fans, the peak load of 80 to 100 million fans could be reduced to 3000 MW. Thus, The PSQCA had proposed inclusion of standards in Compulsory Certification Mark Scheme of PSQCA. Moreover, testing facilities for fans has also being established in Gujrat.