There are between 1500 and 1700 commercial ice maker units in New Zealand – which consume about 55 GWh per year.
Commercial icemakers are not currently subject to Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) in Australia or New Zealand.
MEPS are beneficial to industry, consumers, and the environment. They ensure that products to be sold in Australia and New Zealand meet minimum energy efficiency standards and contribute to an overall reduction in New Zealand’s energy related emissions.
Commercial ice makers consultation
On behalf of the Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) Program, the Australian Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) released a Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (CRIS) on introducing Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) for commercial ice makers.
The submissions received during the consultation period are now being considered and a Decision Regulation Impact Statement will be prepared with final proposals for consideration by the Australian and New Zealand governments.
This consultation has now closed for submissions.