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Canada Amends Several Energy Efficiency Regulations

On October 10, 2018, the Government of Canada published Regulation № SOR/2018-201 “The Amendment 14 to Canada's Energy Efficiency Regulations of 2016”.

The Amendment came into force on April 30, 2019.

The goals of the Amendment are:

1. To introduce MEPS, labeling, and reporting requirements for the following 6 new product categories:

  • battery chargers

  • commercial pre-rinse spray valves

  • metal halide lamp ballasts

  • microwave ovens

  • small electric motors

  • walk-in coolers and walk-in freezers

2. To provide exemptions for the following energy-using products if, at the time of their importation, they are incorporated into another product:

  • battery chargers

  • external power supplies

  • fluorescent lamp ballasts

  • electric motors

  • small electric motors

3. To introduce stricter MEPS for the following 11 currently regulated product categories:

  • ceiling fan light kits

  • commercial refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers and freezers

  • dehumidifiers

  • dry-type transformers

  • external power supplies

  • fluorescent lamp ballasts

  • gas furnaces

  • large air conditioners

  • large heat pumps

  • packaged terminal air conditioners

  • oil-fired furnaces

4. To make minor changes to existing standards, test procedures or reporting requirements for currently regulated product categories:

  • household appliances

  • chillers

  • audio, video, and televisions

  • gas-fired storage water heaters and oil-fired water heaters

  • general service incandescent reflector lamps

  • large condensing units

  • electric motors

  • traffic signal modules

5. To provide flexibility for testing requirements and remove import reporting requirements in limited instances where products are a component of another regulated product:

  • Mathematical model: allows certification bodies to align their programs with the U.S. regulatory alternative or alternate efficiency determination methods (AEDM) or other best practices

  • Import reporting — Incorporated products: provides a limited exception to import reporting for certain energy-using products that are incorporated in any other product

  • Incorporation by reference — Repeal and revoke: introduces a provision to ensure that repealed standards or test procedures continue to apply for the purposes of the Regulations.

Link to the official document is available here.

The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team.

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