Policy Submissions

S994 - Eco design directive lot 30 – electric motors and drives


The IET has responded to a request from DECC for comments on the proposed European regulation relating to electric motors and variable speed drives.


The principle guiding the IET’s response is to promote the use of practical technologies which improve the life-cycle environmental impact, including energy efficiency.  The IET is fully supportive of the draft regulation. It is considered a timely and sensible approach to ensure the uptake of significant energy saving technology, and to provide a marker to drive future development in this market.  A number of detailed comments on the draft regulations are provided.

Submission Details Submitted on 12 September 2014 to DECC

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Keywords and Search Terms Electric motors, Variable speed drives, Power electric machines, Energy efficiency, Life cycle analysis, EU Regulation