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Understand the New DoE Energy Standards for Electric Motors and Their Impact on Motor Suppliers, OEM Customers and Manufacturing in the U.S.

Available on Demand
Archive Dates: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017
Duration: 60-minutes

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About this webinar
Electric motors consume over 60 % of the energy used by U. S. industry. Since 1997 the DoE has been issuing rules and regulations to establish minimum efficiency standards for electric motors in order to reduce the energy consumed by U. S. industry. These rules have come in the form of minimum motor efficiency standards for integral horsepower, off-the shelf, unmodified 3 phase ac motors. Three levels of increased motor efficiency were issued over two decades. But in 2014, in consultation with industry and energy conservation representatives, it was decided that the reduction of energy consumption could be more effectively accomplished by broadening the type and number of motors coming under the regulation, rather than increasing the efficiency level on currently regulated motors.

Higher efficiency on the currently regulated ac motors would require billions of dollars of design and infrastructure modifications on the electric motor suppliers. But if you expand the regulation to modified motors; different shafts; added gears, etc., you expand the energy savings without raising efficiency levels that are costly to produce with diminishing incremental energy savings. However this means that the investment burden of the new levels of energy savings are now on the OEM whose machine designs will have to replace many unregulated modified ac motors with higher efficiency motors, similarly modified.

The webcast will show the history of the DoE regulations and define the latest regulations and the scope of their coverage. How key suppliers have prepared for these regulations will be reviewed. The impact on buyers of electric motors will be reviewed. Future regulations will be discussed showing how the energy savings thrust by the DoE and industry is fundamentally changing.

You will learn:
  • A clear understanding of the history and driving forces behind the DoE regulations.
  • How the new regulation (effective June 2016) differs from the prior regulations in terms of products covered and intent.
  • An understanding of who will be most impacted by the June 2016 regulation; will it be suppliers or customers?
  • By law, every five years, new regulations must be imposed. What will the next regulations look like and who will it effect.
  • How motor suppliers prepared for the new regulation and what do they see in the future.

George Gulalo

MTT Technical Services

Daniel B. Jones
President Incremotion Associates
MTT Technical Services

Matthew O’Connor
Team Leader of Product Support Engineering

Rob Spiegel

Senior Editor
Design News