Motor Efficiency Regulation Webinars explain DOE revision impacts.

Press Release Summary:

NEMA Motor & Generator Section will host webinars, Scheduled for April 16 at 2 pm EST and April 20 at 10 am EST, related to U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) motor regulation taking effect June 1, 2016. DOE amended Section 431 of federal energy code covering efficiency of electric motors, and NEMA Motor & Generator Section's Energy Management Committee Chairman Rob Boteler and Immediate Past Chairman John Malinowski will explain impact of said amendment to end-users and OEMs in USA.

Original Press Release:

NEMA Motor & Generator Section Announces Motor Efficiency Regulation Webinars

ROSSLYN, Va.—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Motor & Generator Section will host a series of webinars in April related to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) motor regulation, which takes effect on June 1, 2016.

DOE recently amended Section 431 of the federal energy code covering the efficiency of electric motors. The NEMA Motor & Generator Section created a presentation detailing how coverage of electric motors will change in the new regulation. The section’s Energy Management Committee Chairman Rob Boteler and Immediate Past Chairman John Malinowski have teamed up—with input from other section members and NEMA staff—to explain the impact of this amendment to end users and OEMs in the U.S.

The amendment will affect most motors from one to 500 horsepower sold in the U.S. The regulation has passed all necessary process points within DOE and will go into effect with no additional modification or change. The amendment offers clearer product descriptions and definitions, which make it easier to enforce DOE regulation.

Individuals and organizations may register at no cost. If you would like to schedule a specific webinar date, contact William Hoyt, NEMA industry director, at 703-841-3211 or

Currently scheduled webinars:

April 16, 2 p.m. EST

April 20, 10 a.m. EST

Registration information is forthcoming.

NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Rosslyn, Virginia. Nearly 400 members strong, its companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical  imaging and radiation therapy systems. Total U.S. shipments for electroindustry products exceed $100 billion annually.

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