RE: APPLIANCES-LIST: Invitation to Participate in the 2013 Appliance Efficiency Rulemaking Process
From Rich Fassler, March 26, 2013
Not really. This is a follow-up to the Order Instituting Rulemaking
(OIR) that the CEC published about a year ago where they identified the products that they were going to investigate for energy savings potential and possible standards. The ones that might be of interest to our EEC members include the Consumer electronics group (computers, displays, game consoles, and set-top boxes) and the Lighting Group (LED lights). Attending the webinars is an easy way to keep up with the activity and get involved.
Subject: RE: APPLIANCES-LIST: Invitation to Participate in the 2013 Appliance Efficiency Rulemaking Process
Got it, thanks for the alert. Do you have any comments or guidance for the EEC regarding this?
From Daryl Hatano:
Dear Energy Committee colleagues,
As we discussed on today’s call, the California Energy Commission (CEC) is initiating rulemaking to create new efficiency standards and other measures for a variety of products including computers, displays, set top boxes, game consoles, commercial clothes dryers, pool pumps, and lighting (fluorescent dimming ballasts, LEDs, multifaceted reflector lamps). The CEC is seeking information by May 9 to help in this process.
In March 2011, the PSMA Energy Committee submitted comments to the CEC regarding its proposed battery charger/external power supply standards. PSMA has the opportunity to again provide technical input on what is and is not feasible for power sources. Given the short deadline, an option is to provide relevant nuggets from the PSMA Roadmap. During the call, distributed power for set top boxes and high voltage converters for displays were also noted.
Per my action item to provide the Energy Committee with relevant links, please note the following:
In 2011 the CEC held a scoping workshop and received presentations from the National Resources Defense Council and utilities on their thoughts on potential standards for computers and other products. This provides an indication of what these groups may be proposing on May 9. Their presentations are at: