Clean Energy Ministerial - Super-Efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment

Clean Energy Ministerial

The Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative is a voluntary collaboration among governments working to promote the manufacture, purchase, and use of energy-efficient appliances, lighting, and equipment worldwide. SEAD engages governments and the private sector to accelerate the pace of market transformation for energy‐efficient equipment and appliances.

Open to Applications : 
Application Time Frame : 

On a rolling basis.

Climate Objective : 
Administrator Type : 
Intergovernmental Organization
Financial Instruments Offered : 
Not Applicable
Direct Access : 
Fund Size : 

Not applicable

Financing Award : 
Not Applicable
Trustee : 
Not applicable.
Implementing Entity : 

SEAD is supported by the Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program as the operating agent, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for technical analysis, and has collaborative relationships with the International Energy Agency Efficient Electrical End-Use Equipment (4E) Implementing Agreement, the UN Sustainable Energy for All initiative, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Expert Group on Energy Efficiency and Conservation, and the United Nations Environment Programme’s en.lighten initiative.

Steps to Access & Application Procedure


SEAD's Policy Exchange Forum (SPEx): provides learning oportunities from other countries and identify opportunities for bilateral and multilateral collaboration, encourage stronger relationships among peers. To join, email:

SEAD's Global Efficiency Medal: recognize the world's most energy efficient products:

SEAD's Procurement: promote and support the procurement of energy-efficient products worldwide. SEAD provides policymakers with the tools they need to develop and implement effective procurement programs:

SEAD's Incentive: provide workshops, data collection training, and capacity building to effectively design and implement Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling Programs.

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Organizational and Decision Making Structure

SEAD member governments include Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, the European Commission, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. The U.S. Department of Energy and India's Bureau of Energy Efficiency co-lead the Initiative. CLASP and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) work together to provide technical assistance, strategic advice, and management support to SEAD leadership bodies, and to coordinate and facilitate government participation in the Initiative.

SEAD was first announced in December 2009 by former U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, accompanied by former Indian Environmental Minister Jairam Ramesh, at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change conference of the parties in Copenhagen, Denmark. SEAD became a task within IPEEC in January 2010 and was launched as a CEM initiative in July 2010. SEAD participating governments provide significant in-kind and financial contributions to the Initiative, including generous support from the U.S. Department of State.

Monitoring and Reporting Procedures

Not specified

Co-financing Requirements (if applicable)

Not applicable

Other Eligibility Criteria Beyond Geography and Income

Not specified

Contact Information or

For additional information on SEAD, please contact Steve Pantano (SEAD program manager) at

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