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Sweden and the European Commission joined EMSA

The 4E Electric Motor Systems Annex (EMSA) provides a platform for an in-depth technical and policy exchange between members and is a vehicle for collaborative projects. Some of its research results are made publicly available. Up

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PECTA Publishes “Phase 1” Report

The new Power Electronic Conversion Technology Annex (PECTA) has released its first report on the results of its Phase 1 “Introduction” work plan titled: Wide Band Gap Technology: Efficiency Potential and Application Readiness Map. Learn more

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Publication of Final Report: Visual Perception under Energy-Efficient Light Sources – Detection of the Stroboscopic Effect under Low Levels of SVM

The SSL Annex is pleased to publish today the Final Report for a research project that examined visual perception associated with temporal light modulation, and more specifically the stroboscopic effect. An interim draft report on this study was published in December 2018, and it has since been extended in sample size and in the scope of analysis and has undergone peer review.

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News Zealand joins EDNA Annex

The Electronic Devices and Networks Annex (EDNA) of the IEA 4E TCP welcomes New Zealand as the 13th member of the Annex. New Zealand will work closely with EDNA’s 12 other member countries to develop technical

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European Lighting Regulation Published in the OJEU

The European Commission published the new ecodesign and energy labelling regulations that apply to all lighting products in Europe. Called the “One Lighting Regulation”, the scope of coverage applies to all light sources – incandescent, halogen, fluorescent, high intensity discharge and solid-state lighting sources. The regulations set out mandatory quality and performance requirements as well as labelling, informational and product registry database requirements.

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China to set IE3 as minimum requirement for motors

China updated the draft for the crucial GB 18613 “Minimum allowable values of energy efficiency and values of efficiency grade for motors” with the future motor efficiency requirements. The minimum requirement for 3-phase asynchronous motors between 120 W and 1000 kW will be set at IE3. The formal introduction date has not been set.

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EU introduces new motor and converter MEPS from 2021

The European Union published on 25 October 2019 the result of the revision of the Commission Regulation (EC) 640/2009 for electric motors. The new Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1781 will require minimum requirements for a wider scope of motors (0.12 kW – 1000 kW), will also include 8-pole motors and will abolish the former requirement of an IE2 motor plus a converter instead of IE3. Also, maximum losses for converters between 0.12 kW and 1000 kW at IE2 are requested. From 2023, IE4 will be required for motors between 75 kW and 200 kW.

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