8 October 2020

The GEMS Regulator has released the Check Testing Results January to June 2020, Market Surveillance Results July 2019 to June 2020, and GEMS Compliance Monitoring Program 2020-21 which outlines the GEMS Regulator’s compliance monitoring focus for 2020-21.

A snapshot of outcomes from these reports reveals:

Check testing

Check testing was completed on 90 models of GEMS products from January to June 2020. Of the models tested during this period, 60 met the relevant GEMS level requirements and energy efficiency claims at the completion of GEMS Stage 1 and Stage 2 check testing. The majority of products to fail both check tests were incandescent lamps.

The GEMS Regulator responded to the 30 models that failed the check testing by:

  • agreeing to cancel the registrations of 17 models
  • continue to monitor the market to ensure the 12 discontinued models are no longer being supplied
  • requiring the registrant to correct 1 model’s registration details to ensure specifications are correct

You are able to find the full version of the report at: https://www.energyrating.gov.au/document/report-check-testing-results-january-june-2020

Market Surveillance

The Market Surveillance Results July 2019 to June 2020 outlines the surveillance results of the seven products regulated under the GEMS Act that are required to display an Energy Rating Label (ERL).

A total of 15,193 products were surveyed to ensure compliance with ERL requirements. 1,715 of these were checked for registration compliance, with 97 per cent of these being correctly registered.

The compliance rate for correctly labelled products during 2019-20 was 93 per cent. Labelling compliance has improved significantly in recent years due to the significant amount of education and engagement work completed by inspectors as part of the market surveillance program.

You are able to find the full version of the report at: https://www.energyrating.gov.au/document/report-market-surveillance-results-july-2019-june-2020