Household Sector

About Mandatory Energy Labelling Scheme and Minimum Energy Performance Standards

Mandatory Energy Labelling Scheme (MELS) was introduced for regulated goods to help consumers compare the energy efficiency and make more informed purchasing decisions. The objective of setting Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) is to raise the average energy efficiency of regulated goods in the market.

Under Part III Division 1 of the Energy Conservation  Act (Cap. 92C), a person must not supply regulated goods in Singapore, on or after the effective date of the requirements prescribed under the Act, unless the goods comply with the requirements prescribed. 

Any importer and manufacturer that intends to supply any regulated goods in Singapore, on or after the effective date of those goods, must apply to the National Environment Agency (NEA) to be a registered supplier. The registered supplier must also register the regulated goods before supplying the goods in Singapore.


2.     On 1 November 2019, the following enhancements were introduced to MELS and MEPS to further help consumers choose more energy efficient appliances and benefit from life cycle cost savings.:

  • Raising of MEPS for incandescent bulbs
  • Introduction of MEPS for fluorescent lamp ballasts
  • Introduction of MELS for other lamps types
  • Mandatory display of Energy Label in publicity materials
Please refer to Info on revised MELS MEPS [PDF, 389.6 KB] for more information.

3.     From 1 Apr 2021, all three-phase VRF air-conditioners must comply with the MELS and MEPS. Please refer to this link for more information.

If you have any enquiries on MELS and MEPS, you can reach us at:
Tel: 6731-9952
Email: nea_energylabel@nea.gov.sg