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Federal Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) Program


Wednesday, 27 March, 2013


Mandating ‘Smart Appliance’ Interfaces for Air Conditioners,

Water Heaters and other Appliances

Attention: All supplier / manufacturer stakeholders, particularly those who manufacture, import and supply swimming pool pumps and heating equipment.

The Australian Government, on behalf of the Select Council on Climate Change, is pleased to announce the public release of the consultation regulation impact statement, Mandating ‘Smart Appliance’ Interfaces for Air Conditioners, Water Heaters and other Appliances. This proposal is part of the Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) Program, which is an important element of Australia's energy efficiency strategy agreed by Australian, state and territory governments.

Individuals and organisations with an interest in the regulation of ‘smart appliance’ interfaces for electricity demand management are encouraged to make submissions in response to the consultation no later than Friday 3 May 2013.

To assist firms and individuals as they finalise their submissions, public consultation meetings will be held in the following cities between 3 April and 9 April 2013:

Wednesday 3 April – Sydney 

Thursday 4 April – Brisbane 

Friday 5 April – Melbourne 

Monday 8 April – Perth

Tuesday 9 April – Adelaide

Register your interest in attending a energyrating@climatechange.gov.au (by midday Tuesday 2 April) noting the number of attendees and the location of the meeting you wish to attend.

The consultation regulation impact statement and further details about venues and times for public consultation meetings can be found at www.energyrating.gov.au.

Submissions should state ‘Mandating Smart Appliance Interfaces’ in the subject heading and should be emailed to energyrating@climatechange.gov.au.

 

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