Proposal to amend O.Reg. 404/12 (Energy and Water Efficiency - Appliances and Products) under the Green Energy Act, 2009 ("Efficiency Regulation")
Bill or Act:
Energy and Water Efficiency
Summary of Proposal:
On June 18, 2017, the Ministry of Energy (Ministry) posted a proposal on the Environmental Registry (ER) to amend O. Reg. 404/12, Energy and Water Efficiency - Appliances and Products (Regulation).
The proposal was to update the Regulation with new or enhanced efficiency standards for 15 products (including adding standards for five new products).
• The proposed introduction of efficiency standards for three new products (uninterruptible power supplies, air compressors and portable air conditioners) was not included in the regulatory amendment. Ontario's intent was to harmonize the requirements for these products with the U.S. Department of Energy (U.S. DOE). Since the final U.S. DOE rulings have not been published in the US Federal Register, in order to eliminate any potential misalignment and undue burden on manufacturers, it was decided to align introduction of the efficiency requirements for these products with U.S. DOE in future amendments.
On November 24, 2017 Ontario filed O. Reg. 448/17, which amended the Regulation. This amendment included new or enhanced efficiency standards for 12 products, including updates to the testing standard and/or energy efficiency requirements for 10 existing products and introducing requirements for 2 new products. The amendment comes into effect on January 1, 2018.
December 7, 2017
Comments Due Date:
January 30, 2018