Electric storage water heaters

Electric storage water heaters must comply with minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) if they’re to be sold in New Zealand.

Download product guidelines

Our guidelines tell you which products are covered by MEPS, and how to register products and comply with the regulations.

Product consultation

Consultation on a profile for electric water heaters took place in 2012. Further consideration of harmonising MEPS and test standards between Australia and New Zealand is likely. The next step would involve further consultation.

You can read the product profile for details of previous discussions and other information.

If you’d like us to email you about any further consultation email: regs@eeca.govt.nz