U.S. DOE - EISA 2007 (Energy Independence and Security Act)

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The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (H.R. 6), also known as EISA 2007, was signed by President Bush in December, 2007 to move the United States toward greater energy independence and security

While the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 is a comprehensive document covering issues ranging from fuel economy standards for cars and trucks to renewable fuel and electricity to training programs for a "green collar" workforce, it also sets the first federal mandatory efficiency standards for appliances and lighting.

U. S. Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
(Complete text of the bill. After downloading the file, go to Section 301 ffor Appliance and Lighting Standards).

Highlights of the some of the appliance and lighting standards are shown below. For more detailed information, please follow the links included at the bottom of this page.

Efficiency Standard for External Power Supplies (EPS)

To go to the DOE Rulemaking for External Power Supplies Energy Conservation Standard page, click here.

New EISA 2007 EPS Efficiency Requirements Effective February 10, 2016

 

Table 1. 2016 Direct Operation EPS - Single Voltage Output Efficiency Requirements

Nameplate Output Power (Pno)1
No-Load Mode Power
Nameplate Output Power (Pno)
Average Efficiency in Active
Mode2
0 to ≤ 49 W AC-DC: ≤ 0.100
AC-AC: ≤ 0.210
0 to ≤ 1 W Basic Voltage: ≥ 0.5 * Pno + 0.16
Low Voltage3: ≥ 0.517 * Pno + 0.087
> 1 to ≤ 49 W Basic Voltage: ≥ 0.071 * ln(Pno) − 0.0014
* Pno + 0.67
Low Voltage3: ≥ 0.0834 * ln(Pno) −
0.0014 * Pno + 0.609
> 49 to ≤ 250 W ≤ 0.210 > 49 to ≤ 250 W Basic Voltage: ≥ 0.880
Low Voltage3: ≥ 0.870
> 250 W ≤ 0.500 > 250 W ≥ 0.875

 

Table 2. 2016 Direct Operation EPS - Multiple Voltage Output Efficiency Requirements

Nameplate Output Power (Pno)1
No-Load Mode Power
Nameplate Output Power (Pno)
Average Efficiency in Active Mode2
Any ≤ 0.300 0 to ≤ 1 W ≥ 0.497 * Pno + 0.067
> 1 to ≤ 49 W ≥ 0.075 * ln(Pno) + 0.561
> 49 W ≥ 0.860

Notes for tables:

  1. Pno is the Nameplate Output Power of the unit under test
  2. “ln” refers to the natural logarithm
  3. A low-voltage model is an EPS with nameplate output voltage < 6 V and output current ≥ 550 mA. A basic-voltage model is an EPS that is not a low-voltage model

 

Efficiency Standard for Battery Chargers

June 2016 Update – The U.S. DOE has published a final rulemaking outlining the Energy Conservation Standards for Battery Chargers. The effective date of this rule is August 12, 2016. Compliance with the adopted standards established in this final rule is required starting on June 13, 2018.

Computer Systems

Computer and Battery Backup Systems webpage
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards/product.aspx/productid/81

Energy Conservation Standards Rulemaking Framework for Computers
http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EERE-2014-BT-STD-0025-0001

Lighting Energy Efficiency

Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Lamps

Department of Energy Solid-State Lighting Standards Page - Summarizes DOE's role in accelerating the development and implementation of SSL standards.

L Prize Competiton

Efficiency Standard for Uninterruptible Power Supplies

Efficiency requirements - Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Test Procedures – Notice of Proposed Rulemaking