Electric motors (three phase)

The E3 Programme is continuing its consultation process prior to adopting the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) test method for three phase cage electric induction motors; the IEC 60034-2-1 Ed 2.0, Rotating electrical machines Part 2 1: Standard methods for determining losses and efficiency from tests (excluding machines for traction vehicles).

Whilst this is referencing an Australian legal document (a Determination), it may be of interest to New Zealand stakeholders. EECA works closely with Australia, through the E3 Programme and our regulations for energy using products are similar. EECA will also be updating regulations to align with the IEC test method, as laid out in the draft Determination.

For background documentation outlining the proposed regulatory changes and the exposure draft of the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (Three Phase Cage Induction Motors) Determination 2018, visit the Energy Rating website.

Electric Motors determination exposure draft - Energy Rating website

The feedback period closed on 16 March 2018.

To make an enquiry or be kept up to date on the progress of this proposal, contact regs@eeca.govt.nz.