Not necessarily. Each product type covered by PELP has a scope that is stated in the IG for that product. Only products that falls within the specification of that scope are required to have an Energy Label.
However, please note that the DOE will continue to work on the expansion of the scope of PELP to cover more ECPs so it will be best to regularly check on the PELP coverage.
Portable air conditioners and electric fans are not yet included in the current scope of the PELP. However, these will be considered in the future expansion of the PELP coverage, which will cover more electricity consuming products.
The Star Rating, visible on the DOE energy label, refers to the energy efficiency of the Refrigerating Appliance. The other rating is the Coldness Star Rating, which can be viewed by scanning the QR Code, refers to how cold the unit can get or the lowest temperature it can achieve. This coldness star rating is unique to refrigerating appliances.
This is a one-time registration that would generate the PELP user account for a Company, which will enable them to proceed with the Product Registration and Energy Label Request features for that company’s product models.
This provides for the registration of PELP-covered products and is accessible only to PELP-registered companies. Specific information about the product model is submitted by the PELP company representative (or PCR) for evaluation, together with supporting documentation such as a valid test report. Once approved, the PCR may proceed to request for the energy label of the registered product.
Yes. If the online system is not operational of becomes unusable for any reason, registration may be done manually by submitting the accomplished forms and requirements, indicated in the IG Annexes, to the DOE.
Please refer to the product registration form at the bottom of the IG for the specific product for the necessary information. A test report for that product will also be required during the registration.
If you have a product that has no energy label but you still wish to sell that specific model, then you would need to register to the PELP System as the distributor of the said product model and comply with the necessary requirements to secure the energy label.
Only those who will directly import products for selling shall be required to register. If the products that they sell online do not have an energy label, they should coordinate with their suppliers for the energy label or register as the distributor of the product.
Once the company registration has been approved, any succeeding changes / updates on the account will automatically change the registration status from “approved” to “for approval”. Any changes made will have to undergo DOE's approval before you can proceed to the next process.
The said references may be purchased from the source, i.e., from the DTI Library (website) for PNS references and ANSI webstore (website) for IEC standards. These references are protected copies and cannot be circulated for free by the DOE. It is recommended that users (applicants) should procure the needed references for their own use.
No. The submission of test report is required only during the initial product registration phase and when the product model has undergone specification or performance changes, which needs to be updated in the PELP system.
You will need to tick off a minimum of boxes. The applicant must indicate first whether the laboratory is Company-owned or a 3rd party laboratory then identify the actual qualification of the testing laboratory (I.e., ILAC/APLAC, MRA signatory, etc.).
Yes, Product inventory report must be submitted annually to the DOE. This form should still be submitted since it covers all existing stocks, in transit and for order. Submission of the inventory report is also one of the requirements during Company registration.
Yes, for documentation purposes. The company should assign an Assistant PCR and this should be included in the PCR Authorization letter, which is one of the requirements for company registration. The template of the said letter is in Appendix C of the PELP IG – REMVCM.
As defined in the Department Circular 2020-06-0015, Energy Labels refer to the prescribed tag / sticker / marker that bears the DOE logo and essential energy performance ratings (such as efficiency, energy consumption, etc.).
Energy labels may be requested through the PELP Online Registration System. Once the PELP platform for a specific product type has been launched, the DOE Energy Label for a specific product model may be requested by completing the online Company Registration, Product Registration and Request for Energy Label procedures.
The energy label can be used in determining the efficiency of a certain product or to compare its efficiency with similar products. The more stars there is in the label is an indication that the appliance is more efficient as compared with other units, with the same specifications, with lesser stars. A one-star rating shows that the product is still efficient but not as efficient as those with five-star rating. If you wish to further compare two (2) or more products that have the same number of stars, then you can use the Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) or the numerical representation of the efficiency metric.
The DOE Energy Label file, that will be provided by DOE, after completing the PELP online processes, can be used to print / replicate a specific label as many times as needed. Applicants can also forward them to their retailers so that they can produce the “label display” as means of alternate compliance mechanism for PELP, as stated in the REMVCM IG.
For incoming products, you may attach the new label in the product or its packaging. For products already in the market, you may either physically affix the new label or display a copy of the new a copy in a ½ A4 sized paper of the old label alongside with the new energy label and must be visible to customers at the point of sale.
If the product energy label was updated and renewed without any change to the product information, then there is no need to replace it. The control number will simply be updated and will be reflected in the QR code link.
On the other hand, if the energy label was updated and changes have been made in the product information, then the applicant can either affix the updated energy labels to the products (incoming or existing in the market) or make use of the label display to showcase the updated label (for products already in the market), as detailed in the REMVCM IG.
The QR code is linked to the product information page within the PELP system. In this page, the product description declared by the applicant, as well as other relevant information about the product may be viewed for the user’s reference.
Upon a successful energy label request, the applicant will receive an electronic file copy of the official energy label of the registered product. The applicant will be responsible for the printing, replication and attachment of the labels in the corresponding products.
Yes. The DOE, through the help of a Technical Working Group, will continuously work on the expansion of the scope of the PELP and updating of the MEP, as well as the range for the star rating of the PELP, as the market evolves.
Liability will depend on the person/entity who have committed the particular violation. Due investigation will be made during the conduct of enforcement measures to ensure that the responsible party will be the one penalized.
No. As indicated in the PELP IG, enforcement will commence 12 months after the start of product registration. This means that DOE will start monitoring compliance to PELP by November 2022 for lighting products and January 2023 for air conditioners, refrigerating appliances and television sets.
The transitory provision in DTI MC No. 22-09 indicates that DTI will only requiring the energy label as performance requirement starting 05 September 2023 for the issuance of their product safety certification.
In monitoring activities, DOE will check on the presence of the energy labels on products seen in the market, confirm if the label is updated and certify that the information printed is the same with those in the database.
On the other hand, verification activities will validate the product claims by getting actual samples and testing them in a DOE-recognized laboratory and confirm if the parameters and energy performance declared by their company is correct and/or accurate.
The team will verify, through the PELP system, the latest energy label that was issued of the product. If an updated label has been issued then it will not be a violation, if there is none then the company responsible for the product shall be notified of the findings and will be advised to request for an updated label.
Monitoring the compliance to the PELP requirements by applicants and retailers in various regions of the country will be scheduled by the DOE monitoring team and shall be conducted at least once a year.
This will be used by DOE as reference in selecting samples for verification testing. When a certain product model has already been verified, all the models associated with it or “generic” to it, including the base model, will be deprioritized in terms of product sampling.
Sampling will be done only for products registered in the PELP online system.
On the other hand, products without energy labels, if being sold in the market, will be noted for violation to the PELP guidelines and may be subjected to enforcement measures indicated in Section 14 of the PELP DC.
Products drawn will be tested at the DOE-LATD or any DOE-recognized laboratory (once the recognition guidelines have been issues). Samples drawn from the retail stores shall be replaced by the suppliers (as indicated in the signed Acknowledgement of Drawn Samples or ADS).
The Applicant shall arrange for the transport of the samples to the DOE-LATD or DOE-recognized testing laboratory at an agreed schedule within three (3) working days after the conduct of verification activity.