Trawling, Not Squeezing, for Motor Efficiency

Trawling, Not Squeezing, for Motor Efficiency

Altered DOE course on next stage of EISA motor efficiency rules aims at capturing more energy savings by netting more motors.

Energy efficiency always carries a price, and the federal government’s latest initiative to wring more savings from efficient electric motors offers proof.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has abandoned a plan to take existing NEMA Premium electric motor efficiency standards a notch higher. As an alternative, it has opted to extend premium energy efficiency standards implemented in 2010 to an expanded scope of motors.

It’s a move that DOE projects will yield more tota

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