Industry meets with government to discuss pump energy efficiency regulation


By Alice Richard
Wednesday, 07 December, 2016


The Department of Environment and Energy held a consultation meeting on proposed regulation of pool pump energy efficiency at the SPASA NSW/ACT head office on Tuesday, 5 December.

The department published a consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) for swimming pool pumps in November 2016 and is now seeking feedback from the industry before further action is taken.

Gary James from the department delivered a presentation that covered the possibilities for regulation, including an energy rating labelling program (star rating) and minimum energy performance standards (MEPS). Various members of the department fielded questions from the industry and explained the research conducted for the RIS.

“We are pleased with the interest shown in the consultation RIS and are looking forward to receiving submissions,” said James.

“Our final consultation meeting is tonight [7 December] in Brisbane, at 5.30 pm at Easts Leagues Club, Coorparoo. If you have any questions please direct them to poolpumps@environment.gov.au.”

The closing date for submissions on the consultation RIS is 21 December. Any changes will not take effect until 2018 at the earliest.

To read the consultation RIS, click here.

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