Technology & Capacity Building

EMSA Policy Briefs

National Policies on Electric Motor Driven Systems

You can find here an overview on the current motor systems policies of the EMSA countries and the European Union.

Mandatory requirements

Program name:

Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) Programme

Scope:

Duration:

2006 – to date (MEPS for motors in effect since 2001)

Executing organisation:

Australian Government, State and Territory Governments, New Zealand Government (E3 Committee)

Program link:

www.energyrating.gov.au

Information & training

Program name:

  1. Energy Efficiency Opportunities
  2. Energy Efficiency Exchange

Scope

  1. Energy-using businesses identify, evaluate and report publicly on cost effective energy savings opportunities, mandatory for corporations using > 0.5 PJ/year.
  2. Best practice information, case studies, resource material for medium to large energy-using companies

Duration:

  1. 2006 – to date
  2. 2012 – to date

Executing organisation :

Australian Government, Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism

Program link:

  1. http://www.ret.gov.au/energy/efficiency/eeo/Pages/default.aspx
  2. http://eex.gov.au/technologies/motors/

Financial incentives

None

Mandatory requirements

Program name:

EU Ecodesign requirements

Scope:

See details under European Union

Information & training

Program name:

Klima:aktiv

Scope:

Information & training:

Duration:

2004 – to date

Executing organisation:

Austrian Energy Agency (energy agency)

Program link:

www.klimaaktiv.at/effizienz (in German)

Financial incentives

Program name

  1. Regional programs
  2. SME initiative
  3. Support for energy efficiency measures in companies

Scope:

  1. energy audits and consulting, investment support
  2. energy audits for SMEs
  3. efficient use of energy, including optimisation of motor systems

Duration:

  1. individual
  2. 2009 – 2013
  3. ongoing

Executing organisation

  1. Regions: Burgenland, Kärnten, Niederösterreich, Oberösterreich, Salzburg, Steiermark, Tirol, Vorarlberg, Wien
  2. Klima- und Energiefonds
  3. Kommunalkredit Public Consulting

Program link

  1. Overview (in German)
  2. www.kmu-scheck.at (in German)
  3. Overview (in German)

Mandatory requirements

Program name:

EU Ecodesign requirements

Scope:

See details under European Union

Information & training

Program name:

Sparemotor

Scope:

Website with information on efficient motors

Duration:

ongoing

Executing organisation:

Danish Energy Agency

Program link:

webpage under construction

Financial incentives

Program name:

Voluntary agreements in industry on energy efficiency

Scope:

Green (including CO2) tax reduction.

Companies’ commitment:

  • energy management
  • production and energy systems analysis
  • implement energy efficiency projects with payback < 4 years

Duration:

1996 – to date

Executing organisation:

Danish Energy Agency

Program link:

http://www.ens.dk/en-US/ConsumptionAndSavings/Industry/Sider/Voluntaryagreementsindustryonenergyefficiency.aspx

Mandatory requirements

Program name:

EU Ecodesign requirements

Scope:

MEPS for motors

  • IE2 since 2011
  • IE3 or IE2+VSD, 7.5 kW – 375 kW from 2015
  • IE3 or IE2+VSD, 0.75 kW – 375 kW from 2017

Executing organisation:

European Commission – Directorate-General for Energy

Commission Regulation (EC) No 640/2009

Legal basis:

For MEPS effective from 2021: Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1781, see details

Mandatory requirements

Program name:

EU Ecodesign requirements

Scope:

See details under European Union

Information & training

Program name:

  1. Long Term Agreements Energy Efficiency (LTA)
  2. Energy Efficiency Obligation
  3. Knowledge network efficient electric motor systems

Scope:

  1. Voluntary agreements. Companies commit to an energy efficiency target (2% per year), an energy efficiency plan, define measures and a timeline. The agreements are made on a sector level.
  2. Companies are obligated to report the energy efficiency measures taken.
  3. Experience exchange, audit program, workshops, tools, fact sheets, pilot projects

Duration:

  1. 1993 – 2020
  2. 2011 – to date
  3. 2014 – to date

Executing organisation:

Netherland Enterprise Agency

Program link:

  1. www.rvo.nl/onderwerpen/duurzaam-ondernemen/energie-besparen/mja3-mee (Dutch)
  2. Energy Efficiency Obligation
  3. Efficient Motor Systems in industry, Knowledge Network (Dutch)

Financial incentives

Program name:

Energy Investment Allowance (EIA)

Scope:

Incentive program for energy efficiency investments

Duration:

2009 – to date

Executing organisation:

Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Program link:

See webpage EIA

Comprehensive brochure: Energy List 2019

Mandatory requirements

Program name:

  1. EU Ecodesign requirements
  2. Law on Energy Auditing in Large enterprises

Scope:

  1. See details under European Union
  2. Mandatory energy audits identifying measures for, among other things, electrical motor systems

Information & training

Program name:

Sector Strategies for Energy Efficiency

Scope:

Long term, together with stakeholders, 50% more efficient by 2030, all sectors

Duration:

2017 – 2030

Executing organisation:

Swedish Energy Agency: national authority for energy policy issuses

Program link:

www.energimyndigheten.se/energieffektivisering/program-och-uppdrag/Sektorsstrategier-for-energieffektivisering2/ (in Swedish)

Financial incentives

Program name:

  1. Support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) based on energy usage
  2. The Energy Step

Scope:

  1. Networks, Energy Audit Supports, Regional Nodes, Technology development, Energy Services, etc.
  2. Designed to support the implementation of energy efficiency measures in the industry sector, large enterprises

Duration:

  1. 2015 – 2020 (will be continued)
  2. 2018 – 2020 (will be continued)

Executing organisation:

Swedish Energy Agency

Program link:

Support for energy mapping in SMEs:
www.energimyndigheten.se/nrp/stod-for- energikartlaggning-i-sma-och-medelstora-foretag/ (in Swedish)

Energy efficiency networks:
www.energimyndigheten.se/nrp/natverk-for-energieffektivisering/ (in Swedish)

www.energimyndigheten.se/energieffektivisering/program-och-uppdrag/energisteget2/ (in Swedish)

Mandatory requirements

Program name:

MEPS

Scope:

In line with EU Ecodesign requirements for motors

See details under European Union

Executing organisation:

Swiss Federal Office of Energy (government)

Link:

http://www.topmotors.ch/en/content/standards-regulations

Information & training

Program name:

Topmotors

Scope:

Information & training:

Duration:

2007 – to date

Executing organisation:

Impact Energy

Program link:

www.topmotors.ch

Financial incentives

Program name:

Overview of different programs

Examples:

  1. ProKilowatt competitive tenders
  2. TopFU (ProKilowatt program)

Scope:

  1. Electric energy savings in household, industry, services sectors
  2. Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) retrofit program for motors

Duration:

  1. 2010 – to date
  2. 2019 – 2021

Executing organisation:

  1. ProKilowatt c/o Cimark, mandated by Swiss Federal Office of Energy
  2. Impact Energy

Program link:

  1. www.prokw.ch (German, French)
  2. www.topfu.ch (German, French, Italian)

Mandatory requirements

Program name:

Building Technologies Program

Scope:

MEPS for 60 Hz electric motors from 1-500 hp:

Enforcement:

2011 – to date (MEPS for motors in effect since 1997)

Executing organisation:

Department of Energy (government)

Legal basis:

Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA 2007)

Information & training

Program name:

  1. Advanced Manufacturing Office (former Industrial Technologies Program)
  2. Motor Decisions Matter

Scope:

  1. training, tools, energy assessments, projects database, voluntary commitment to energy efficiency, energy management
  2. public awareness raising, tools, events

Duration:

ongoing

Executing organisation:

Department of Energy (government)
Consortium for Energy Efficiency (non-profit)

Program link:

www1.eere.energy.gov/manufacturing/index.html
www.motorsmatter.org

Financial incentives

All programs can be found in the State Incentives & Resource Database: www1.eere.energy.gov/manufacturing/states/state_activities/incentive_search.aspx

EMSA Webinars

Targeting And Implementing Efficiency Improvements

DATE: 8 October 2015
SPEAKER: Maarten van Werkhoven
ORGANIZATION: EMSA / TPA advisers

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Optimization of Motor Systems: the Motor Systems Tool

DATE: 15 October 2015
SPEAKER: Sandie B. Nielsen
ORGANIZATION: EMSA / Danish Technological Institute

Motor Systems Tool
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Electric Motor Systems: the Motor Policy Toolkit

DATE: 22 October 2015
SPEAKER: Konstantin Kulterer
ORGANIZATION: EMSA / Austrian Energy Agency

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Optimization of cooling systems: compressors and other power consumers

DATE: 26 November 2015
SPEAKER: Svenn Hansen
ORGANIZATION: Danish Technological Institute

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Pumps & circulators: ecodesign and optimization of pump systems

DATE: 17 December 2015
SPEAKER: Sandie B. Nielsen
ORGANIZATION: Danish Technological Institute

Motor Systems Tool
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Fans: ecodesign and optimisation of fan systems

DATE: 10 February 2016
SPEAKER: Morten Sandholm Madsen
ORGANIZATION: Danish Technological Institute

Motor Systems Tool
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Other Webinars

Energy efficient electric motor systems: learning from Indonesia

DATE: 19 May 2016
SPEAKERS: Lachlan Cameron, Jeffrey Sipma and Maarten van Werkhoven
ORGANIZATION: Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) / TPA advisers

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