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U.S. Motor Efficiency Regulation Update

Publication date: 
April 2015
Author(s): 
Rob Boteler, Nidec Motor Corp.
John Malinowski, Baldor Electric Co.
Type of media: 
Webinar recording
Recording duration: 
48 minutes

The U.S. Department of Energy recently modified Section 431 of the federal energy code covering the efficiency of electric motors. This amendment goes into effect on June 1, 2016. NEMA (Motor & Generator Section) Energy Management Committee Chair Rob Boteler and Immediate Past Chair John Malinowski will address how coverage of electric motors will change in the new regulation – and the impact of the amendment to EASA members and their customers in the U.S.

The amendment covers most motors from one to 500 horsepower sold in the U.S. It has passed all necessary process points within DOE and will go into effect with no additional modification or change. The amendment offers clearer product descriptions and definitions, which will make it easier to enforce DOE regulation.

Note: As mentioned in the presenation: complaints regarding motor efficiency regulation enforcement can be sent to energyefficiencyenforcement@hq.doe.gov.

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AC motors
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