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Consultation on Proposed Changes to External Power Supplies Determination to allow for Mark VI efficiency

12 Sep 2014 09:00 AAEST
26 Sep 2014 17:00 AAEST

External Power Supplies Determination

Consultation on proposed changes to allow for Mark VI efficiency level

The Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (External Power Supplies) Determination 2012 currently permits External Power Supplies (EPS) products to be marked only at level III, IV and V efficiency levels.

In September 2013, the US Department of Energy released Version 3.0 of the International Efficiency Marking Protocol (IEMP) for external power supplies, which set out the performance requirements for an EPS to be marked at a new higher efficiency level of ‘VI’.

In light of the updated efficiency requirements for EPS products, the Energy Rating Team is proposing to revise the current EPS Determination to reflect these international changes.

Stakeholder comment are sought in relation to the proposed changes to the current EPS Determination to ensure that it reflects the policy intention to allow products to be marked at the Mark VI level provided the product meet the performance requirements set out in the IEMP.

Relevant Documents

  1. EPS Mark VI Consultation Paper 
  2. Attachment A – the current EPS Determination (Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (External Power Supplies) Determination 2012)
  3. Attachment B – IEMP (International Efficiency Marking Protocol for external power supplies Version 3.0)

Have your Say

Making a written submission

Written submissions should state ‘EPS Mark VI submission’ in the subject heading and should be emailed to energyrating@industry.gov.au.

The closing date for submissions is by COB 26 September 2014.

 


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