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1 A joint initiative of Australian, State and Territory and New Zealand Governments. Electric Motors Energy Efficiency in Australia – Moving forward Sara Williams, Department of Industry On behalf of the E3 Committee

2 E3 Program and Electric Motors Department of Industry manages E3 electric motors program -Sara Williams -Michael Whitelaw -Bonn Page

3 Presentation Outline 1.Overview of E3 program 2.MEPS and labelling in Australia 3.Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS) legislation 4.Current situation and work to date 5.Electric motors workplan

4 Overview of E3 Program E3 = Equipment Energy Efficiency Jointly run by Australian federal, state & territory governments & NZ – Relies on national legislation - GEMS -implemented October 2012 in Australia, and NZ legislation Mandatory measures: MEPS & the Energy Rating Label Voluntary measures: voluntary labelling, HEPS, training and information, and support to promote best available products

5 GEMS legislation Greenhouse & Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS) Act promotes the development and adoption of products to reduce energy use, reduce energy costs to consumers and produce fewer greenhouse gases. -Uses Ministerial Determinations (GEMS Determinations) to apply greenhouse and energy minimum standards (GEMS) to products that use energy, or affect the energy used by another product. GEMS regulates ‘supply’ (including supply of products by way of sale, exchange, gift, lease, loan, hire or hire ‑ purchase) and ‘offer to supply’, and ‘use for a commercial purpose’. 1 Oct, GEMS creates a national framework for E3 by replacing seven overlapping pieces of state legislation.

6 E3 Program – Who’s Responsible in Australia/NZ COAG Energy Council (Australian, State and Territory and New Zealand Energy Ministers) Senior Committee of Officials (SCO) (Australian, State and Territory and New Zealand Senior Officials) Energy Efficiency Working Group (E2WG) (Australian, State and Territory Senior Officials) Equipment Energy Efficiency Committee (E3) (Australian, State and Territory, & NZ Government officials – Chaired by DoI)

7 Labelling & MEPS in Australia LabellingMEPS  Refrigerators & freezers  Washing machines  Clothes dryers  Dishwashers  Televisions  Computer monitors  Swimming pool pumps*  Single phase air conditioners  Three phase air conditioners*  Three phase electric motors  Distribution transformers  Refrigerators & freezers  Televisions  Set top boxes  Computers – PCs & laptops  Computer monitors  External power supplies  Electric water heaters  Gas water heaters  Single phase air conditioners  Three phase air conditioners  Refrigerated display cabinets  Commercial chillers  Close control air conditioners  Lighting – linear fluorescent lamps, compact fluorescent lamps, fluorescent lamp ballasts, incandescent, transformers for halogen * Voluntary

8 Current situation MEPS for electric motors began in 2001 Stringency increased in 2006 MEPS scope covers alternating current, three phase cage induction motors, up to 1100V, 0.73 to <185 kW output power, manufactured in or imported into Australia or New Zealand. High MEPS compliance rate Other countries are regulating higher MEPS levels Better technologies are on the market

9 Current situation GEMS Determination for electric motors specifies two sets of MEPS levels and associated test methods (Methods A and B). There was no international agreement on a test method when AS/NZS :2004 was published. Method A has since achieved international agreement as a more realistic measurement procedure. It is equivalent to: -The ‘preferred method’ in the revised international test standard IEC Ed 2.0, due to be published in June United States test standard IEEE 112, Method B

10 Work to date Since 2009, E3 has been actively contributing to the development of international testing and performance standards for electric motor energy efficiency Andrew Baghurst has represented Australia on several International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC) standards committees Australia has participated actively in the IEA 4E EMSA (International Energy Agency Energy Efficient End-use Equipment Electric Motor Systems Annex), leading the EMSA ‘Testing’ task: -Building a global ‘Testing Centres Network’ of approx 80 members from 50 laboratories in 30 countries, engaging in annual workshops -Collaborating with Swiss laboratory EPF-Lausanne to develop test procedures for converter-fed motors

11 Work to date Australia’s participation in EMSA and IEC standards committees has resulted in three new international publications since October 2013: -performance standard IEC Efficiency classes of line operated AC motors (IE code) -technical specification IEC TS Specific test methods for determining losses and efficiency of converter- fed AC induction motors, and -revised test standard IEC Ed 2.0 Standard methods for determining losses and efficiency from tests (excluding machines for traction vehicles) (due for publication June 2014)

12 Work to date Customs Alerts Australian Industry Group raised concerns that non-MEPS compliant motors are being imported inside machinery and equipment AI Group requested that Department of Industry work with Australian Customs Message alerts are currently activated when equipment that may contain motors is imported The initial approach taken by the Compliance team is to educate the people importing machinery and equipment that may contain motors which may be covered by GEMS Determination requirements. 6 month trial running from 2 April 2014 until 2 October Data will be analysed

13 Work to date Consultation on Product Profile: Electric Motors - Oct 2013 Feedback generally supported harmonising with international performance and test standards, and EU regulations ( ie. scope, MEPS levels, tolerances).

14 Work to date Feedback on the Product Profile showed industry support for the adoption of IEC test standard Ed 2.0 because of: Harmonisation: Electric motors are imported and Aust/NZ are small markets globally. Confusion: Use of different test methods with different MEPS levels

15 Electric motors workplan Adopt the ‘preferred method’ in the international test standard IEC Ed 2.0 (to be published June 2014) 1. Develop a proposal to revise Motors GEMS Determination 2. Formal consultation on regulation impact statement (RIS) 3. Decision RIS 4. Implementation of revised GEMS Determination

16 Electric motors workplan Other features requested by stakeholders include: -‘Family of models’ registration option -Aligning with EU regulations and IEC performance standard, such as scope, exclusions, tolerances -Referencing a test procedure for totally enclosed air-over (TEAO) motors -Specifying voltages for motor testing for registration and check-testing purposes These features will also be considered in the first amendment to the GEMS Determination

17 Future work Examination of improved energy efficiency opportunities Any work will be subject to thorough cost benefit analysis and consultation on a range of policy options such as: Increasing MEPS levels to IE3 (currently Australian HEPS levels) Scope extensions could be based on the international performance standard IEC : -All motors rated for on-line operation, ,000 kW (includes LSPM and 3-phase induction motors) -All motors rated for on-line operation, 0.12 to 0.73 kW (includes LSPM, single- and 3-phase induction motors)

18 Sequential flowchart of E3 regulation implementation activity groups

19 E3 Process to Develop Regulations 1. Product Profile 2. MEPS Proposal 3. Regulation Impact Statement 4. Energy Council Approval MEPS Commence

20 E3 Program contacts Department of Industry contacts for the E3 electric motors program Ph. (02) Ph. (02)


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