Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:1991
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Information and Education, Information and Education>Information provision, Information and Education>Performance Label, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)
Policy Target:Energy Sector>Electricity Generation, Energy Sector>Energy Efficiency / Demand Reduction
Agency:Ministry of Mines and Energy, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Industry, Eletrobras
Funding:Eletrobras and other funding sources
Evaluation:Annual evaluation reports on PROCEL available at

The objective of the National Energy Conservation (PROCEL) is to promote the rationalization of production and consumption of electricity, in order to eliminate waste and reduce costs. PROCEL began in 1985 as a programme run by Electrobras but created by the Ministries of Mines and Energy, Commerce, and Industry. In 1991, PROCEL was transformed into a government program and its scope and responsibilities expanded. PROCEL helps fund conservation projects involving R&D, demonstrations, educational and training programmes, marketing strategies, direct installation and upgrading inefficient equipment, and demand side management in the electricity sector.This programme has several sub-programmes within it, including programmes targeted at buildings, sanitation, public lighting, municipal energy management, education, and industry, as well as an energy efficiency and consumption label for appliances.

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