IECEE Global Motor Energy Efficiency
Electric motors driving pumps, fans, compressors and other machines are responsible for 45% of global electricity use.
Many countries have established mandatory Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) for electric motors with efficiency requirements. More countries are likely to do this in time.
While MEPS are now most often based on the motor efficiency classification and efficiency test methods in IEC Standards, the process and requirements for certification and compliance vary greatly from country to country, including test standards, laboratory accreditation, sampling, test process and labelling.
The IECEE Global Motor Energy Efficiency Programme (GMEE) addresses the many trade barriers due to these differing country regulations for motor efficiency, and to attempt to set up a globally harmonized and applicable programme.
The GMEE programme is developed on a strong foundation:
- one recognized motor efficiency test method (IEC 60034-2-1)
- one test report format
- common certification process based on the international IECEE/CB Scheme