efficient resources, sustainable achievements


National Energy Efficiency Action Plan for the republic of Lebanon (NEEAP) 2016-2020
Smart architecture: more savings in energy
EU-funded MED-DESIRE raising awareness for thousands of Lebanese citizens
Energy labels in Lebanon: following the European model
In addition to the market incentives, the Central Bank implements energy efficiency measures in its own premises
Industries offer large opportunities in energy saving
Public transport is essential in sustainable transportation
Energy performance certificates: measuring the
Libnor: adoption of national standards for energy efficiency in appliances

The Second National Energy Efficiency Action Plan for the republic of Lebanon, NEEAP 2016-2020, continues and builds on the initiatives proposed in the first NEEAP 2011-2015. The implementation of the NEEAP 2016-2020 would need between 600 and 950 Million USD over a period of 5 years, creating a huge positive market momentum.


The NEEAP 2016-2020 is divided into two main section: The power sector measures and the end-use measures. The power sector measures tackle energy efficiency in electricity generation, transmission and distribution. The end-use section comprises 5 chapters:


  • Horizontal End-Use measures
  • End-Use measures in the Building Sector
  • End-Use measures in the Industry and Agriculture
  • Measures in Mobility and Transport
  • End-use measures in The Public Sector


Moreover, the NEEAP 2016-2020 includes different types of measures regarding policies, regulations, action plans and implementation. Each measure is written in a tabulated form followed by a section explaining the savings calculation methodology. The tabulated form includes the measure’s aim; its description; its estimated savings; input, output, and outcome indicators; funds for completion; and next steps.


The implementation of the NEEAP would result in savings exceeding 225 Million USD per year starting 2020. The sum of the overall estimated savings of the proposed measures over the 5 years of the second NEEAP’s implementation are around 686.1 GWh for the power sector and 828.1 GWh for end-use energy. That would imply a total saving of 1,514.2 GWh over the 5 years leading to average yearly savings of 302.9 GWh.


By implementing second NEEAP’s 26 initiatives, the actual electric power growth rate of 7% could be reduced by around 17% in 2020.