Electric Motors

Friday, May 09, 2014

On May 9, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register final rule regarding energy conservation standards for electric motors. The new standard will save consumers up to nearly $16 billion and prevent 96 million metric tons of CO2 through 2030. In this final rule, DOE establishes energy conservation standards for a number of different groups of electric motors that DOE has not previously regulated. For those groups of electric motors currently regulated, this rulemaking would maintain the current energy conservation standards for some electric motor types and amend the energy conservation standards for other electric motor types.