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EMSA Newsletter December 2015 - www.motorsystems.org

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Electric Motor Systems Annex (EMSA) Newsletter. The number of our readers has reached 3'691 people from 75 countries.

Events
Motor Summit 2016 - save the date!
The next Motor Summit will take place on 11 to 12 October 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland. This will be the first "International only" edition of the Motor Summit. A "Swiss only" Motor Summit will be held in 2017.
Participants are expected from all over the world representing government, industry, academia, utilities and non-governmental organisations to discuss standards, new technology developments and policies for efficient electric motor systems across the globe.
More information will follow on www.motorsummit.ch

eceee Industrial Summer Study - save the date!
The next eceee Industrial Summer Study will be held on 12 to 14 September 2016 in Berlin, Germany. More information and call for abstracts: www.eceee.org/industry

EEMODS'15 in Finland
The 9th international conference on energy efficiency in motor driven systems took place from 15 to 17 September in Helsinki, Finland. Presentations are available at www.eemods15.info/programme
News
IEC 60034-30-2: Efficiency classes for motors operated on variable frequency
The Working Group 31 meeting in October 2015 in Berlin cleared the way for a Committee Draft for Vote to be available end of 2015 for comments. 

IEC 61800-9-2: Test methods and efficiency classes for converters and motors with converters
The Committee Draft for Vote was accepted on 11 September 2015. The reference losses for converters remain unchanged. Also, no converter efficiency classes higher than IE2 will be introduced. After the WG18 meeting in November 2015 in Los Angeles a Final Draft International Standard will be prepared.  

ACEE draft guides for energy efficiency
The IEC Advisory Committee on Energy Efficiency (ACEE) met in Korea in September 2015. Two new guides are now ready as Committee Draft to be sent out for comments in December 2015 that shall guide the IEC Technical Committees to include energy efficiency in all relevant standards:
  • Energy Efficiency aspects inclusion in electrotechnical standards.
  • Preparation of the Energy Efficiency (EE) Publications and the use of Basic EE publications and Group EE publications.
 More information: www.iec.ch

Ecodesign updates from the European Union
  • Revision of Fan directive 327/2011: after the last Consultation Forum meeting in Brussels on 30 April 2015, the revision is on track. The number of fan types will be reduced. A new level for fan efficiency, after the currently introduced requirements on 1 January 2015, will be introduced in 2020.
  • Revision of Motor directive 640/2009: the revision is under way since the Consultation Forum meeting in September 2014. The expansion of the scope to 0.12 kW up to 1000 kW seems accepted, also the inclusion of converter losses. The draft regulation is currently in the internal EC review process. No new document is currently available.
 More information: www.eceee.org/ecodesign/products

Regulation updates from the USA A summary on all rulemakings

Global Motor Energy Efficiency Program promotes global harmonization
The Operational Document OD 2057 of the Global Motor Energy Efficiency Program (GMEE) under IECEE, the Worldwide System for Conformity Testing and Certification of Electrotechnical Equipment and Components, was approved by the management committee of the IECEE in June 2015.The main objective of the GMEE scheme is to realize the concept of “one product, one test, one certificate” through harmonization of national standards with international standards.
For more information see www.iecee.org or contact dan.delaney@regalbeloit.com.
Publications & webinars
4E Roadmap for motors and variable frequency drives
4E has published the report "Energy efficiency roadmap for electric motors and motor systems", assessing current status and trends in the market, standards and the policy environment for energy efficient electric motors and variable frequency drives.
It outlines a roadmap for policy makers with the following key areas for consideration:
  1. Set IE3 Premium Efficiency level for motors as global target for Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) before 2020
  2. Expand MEPS to cover variable frequency drives (VFD) and motors plus VFD
  3. Expand the coverage of existing regulations in line with the IEC 60034-30-1 standard to include motors with an output power from 0.12 kW to 1000 kW
  4. Adopt IE4 level as MEPS in major industrial economies after 2020
  5. Improve international alignment of frame sizes and their respective efficiencies
  6. Promote technologically neutral policies to eliminate inefficient and outdated technologies
  7. Reinforce policy-makers' involvement in standardization.
See list of policy publications: www.motorsystems.org/policy-publications

EMSA Policy Briefs
The Electric Motor Systems Annex (EMSA) Policy Briefs give a short overview for policy makers on:
  • #0 EMSA and its activities
  • #1 Motor Systems Tool and its unique features
  • #2 Policy Guidelines for Electric Motor Systems and its key messages
 Go to www.motorsystems.org/policy-briefs or click for download:

Motor systems webinars on Leonardo
The 4E Electric Motor Systems Annex and the Danish Technological Institute are holding a series of six webinars on
www.leonardo-energy.org between October 2015 and February 2016. Click below to watch past webinars or register for upcoming webinars:
  1. Electric motor systems: targeting and implementing efficiency improvements
  2. Motor Systems Tool
  3. Motor Policy Toolkit
  4. Optimization of cooling systems: compressors and other power consumers
  5. 17 December 2015* Pumps & circulators: Ecodesign and optimization of pump systems
  6. 10 February 2016* Fans: Ecodesign and optimization of fan systems
*dates have been changed
More information: www.motorsystems.org/webinars

Webinar on motor system management
A webinar on how to help make motor system management easier and more approachable for facility managers was hosted by Motor Decisions Matter on 29 October. A recording of the webinar, and its documentation will be available until the end of January 2016 at www.motorsmatter.org/events/calendar.asp.

SEAD motor compliance report
The Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment Initiative has published a report on the "Evaluation of Internationally Comparable Compliance, Certification, and Enforcement Requirements for Electric Motors".
The report explains the steps of designing an effective motor compliance regime and compares standards and requirements between different countries and regions. 
Download report and more information: www.superefficient.org

Accelerating energy efficiency in small and medium-sized enterprises
The International Energy Agency has published a report on how well-designed energy efficiency programs can address barriers to efficiency investment in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). SMEs comprise 99% of enterprises and provide about 60% of employment worldwide.  
Download report

Energy management systems and motor efficiency incentive policies
CLASP on behalf of SEAD has published a request for proposals to research the potential benefits of and obstacles to linking motor efficiency policies with policies for implementing strategic energy management systems.
Deadline for submission: 16 December 2015. 
CLASP is the Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program: www.clasp.ngo
SEAD is the Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment Initiative: www.superefficient.org

Best regards,

Maarten van Werkhoven
EMSA Operating Agent

TPA advisors
Generaal Winkelmanlaan 31
2111 WV Aerdenhout
Netherlands
+31 (0)23 536 80 90
mvanwerkhoven@tpabv.nl


Rita Werle
EMSA Coordinator

Impact Energy Inc.
Gessnerallee 38a
8001 Zurich
Switzerland
+41 (0)44 226 30 70
rita.werle@impact-energy.ch


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