The Commonwealth Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, on behalf of the Committee overseeing the Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) Program, together with the Industrial Equipment Technical Working Group (TWG), have developed papers to provide a technical understanding of industrial pumps, compressors and boilers. These papers also investigate how the E3 Program could be expanded to include these products in Australia and New Zealand.

This discussion paper covers the compressor market and scale, technical specifications, current equipment test methods, and energy standards.

Broader industry views are being sought about the issues identified in the paper, and to improve upon the available data to inform the development of a Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement.

A set of questions are provided in Section 4 of the paper. Stakeholders are encouraged to work through these questions while reviewing the paper.

Written submissions on this paper should be provided by e-mail with the subject line 'Compressor Consultation', by Friday 29 January 2021, to one or both of the following e-mail addresses as appropriate:

Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources


Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) of New Zealand