The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) took effect December 19, 2010. It helped define the premium-effiicient motor category in the 1 hp to 200 hp range of general purpose motors.

A further initiative of the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) seeks to draw smaller electric motors into the energy-efficiency picture. The so-called DOE Final Rule, “Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Small Electric Motors,” published in March 2010 in the Federal Register (10 CFR Part 431), covers general-purpose, open drip-proof, three-phase electric motors — typically below the 1 hp rating, but extending up to 3 hp for some types. Specifically, this ruling applies energy conservation standards to motors ¼ hp to 3 hp with 2-, 4-, and 6-pole designs and frame sizes 42 through 56. Single-phase, capacitor-start motors of the same power range and pole count, as well as applicable IEC motors and corresponding frame sizes, are also included. The effective date of this ruling is March 2015.

What effect will this expanded ruling have on your business?