Energy Efficiency (Energy Using Products) Amendment Regulations 2013

2013/28

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Energy Efficiency (Energy Using Products) Amendment Regulations 2013

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 25th day of February 2013

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 36(1) of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act 2000, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council and on the recommendation of the Minister of Energy and Resources, makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Energy Efficiency (Energy Using Products) Amendment Regulations 2013.

2 Commencement
  • (1) Regulations 6 and 7, Part 3 of Schedule 1, and Part 3 of Schedule 2 come into force on 1 October 2013.

    (2) The rest of these regulations come into force on 1 April 2013.

3 Principal regulations

Amendments commencing on 1 April 2013

4 Schedule 1 amended
  • (1) In Schedule 1, second column, items relating to each product class identified in column A of the table in Part 1 of Schedule 1 of these regulations (the table), replace each corresponding item in column B of the table with the item set out opposite it in column C of the table.

    (2) In Schedule 1, third column, items relating to each product class identified in column A of the table in Part 2 of Schedule 1 of these regulations (the table), replace each corresponding item in column B of the table with the item set out opposite it in column C of the table.

5 Schedule 2 amended
  • (1) In Schedule 2, second column, items relating to each product class identified in column A of the table in Part 1 of Schedule 2 of these regulations (the table), replace each corresponding item in column B of the table with the item set out opposite it in column C of the table.

    (2) In Schedule 2, third column, items relating to each product class identified in column A of the table in Part 2 of Schedule 2 of these regulations (the table), replace each corresponding item in column B of the table with the item set out opposite it in column C of the table.

Amendments commencing on 1 October 2013

6 Schedule 1 amended
  • In Schedule 1, insert in their appropriate alphabetical order the items set out in Part 3 of Schedule 1 of these regulations.

7 Schedule 2 amended
  • In Schedule 2, insert in its appropriate alphabetical order the item set out in Part 3 of Schedule 2 of these regulations.


Schedule 1
Amendments to Schedule 1 of principal regulations

rr 4, 6

Part 1
Items in second column of Schedule 1 amended on 1 April 2013

Column A Column B Column C
Product class Existing minimum energy performance standard in second column of Schedule 1 Replacement minimum energy performance standard for second column of Schedule 1
Refrigerated display cabinets AS 1731.14–2003: Refrigerated display cabinets—Minimum energy performance standard (MEPS) requirements AS 1731.14–2003: Refrigerated display cabinets—Part 14: Minimum energy performance standard (MEPS) requirements
Single-phase ducted air conditioners and air-to-air heat pumps AS/NZS 3823.2:2009: Performance of electrical appliances—Airconditioners and heat pumps—Energy labelling and minimum energy performance standard (MEPS) requirements AS/NZS 3823.2:2011: Performance of electrical appliances—Air conditioners and heat pumps—Part 2: Energy labelling and minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) requirements
Single-phase non-ducted air conditioners and heat pumps AS/NZS 3823.2:2009: Performance of electrical appliances—Airconditioners and heat pumps—Energy labelling and minimum energy performance standard (MEPS) requirements AS/NZS 3823.2:2011: Performance of electrical appliances—Air conditioners and heat pumps—Part 2: Energy labelling and minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) requirements
Television sets AS/NZS 62087.2.2:2011: Power consumption of audio, video and related equipment—Minimum energy level performance standards (MEPS) and energy rating label requirements for television sets, except that clause 5.1 of that standard applies as if, for all the words in that clause, there were substituted the words From 1 October 2012 a television shall meet the Tier 1 requirements in Clause 5.2. AS/NZS 62087.2.2:2011: Power consumption of audio, video and related equipment—Part 2.2: Minimum energy level performance standards (MEPS) and energy rating label requirements for television sets
Three-phase air conditioners and heat pumps AS/NZS 3823.2:2009: Performance of electrical appliances—Airconditioners and heat pumps—Energy labelling and minimum energy performance standard (MEPS) requirements AS/NZS 3823.2:2011: Performance of electrical appliances—Air conditioners and heat pumps—Part 2: Energy labelling and minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) requirements

Part 2
Items in third column of Schedule 1 amended on 1 April 2013

Column A Column B Column C
Product class Existing testing standard in third column of Schedule 1 Replacement testing standard for third column of Schedule 1
Distribution transformers AS 2374.1–1997: Power transformers—General AS 60076.1–2005: Power transformers—Part 1: General
Dry-type distribution transformers AS 2735–1984: Dry-type power transformers AS 60076.11–2006: Power transformers—Part 11: Dry-type transformers
Three-phase cage induction motors AS/NZS 1359.102.3:2000: Rotating electrical machines—General requirements—Methods for determining losses and efficiency—Three-phase cage induction motors Test method A or test method B in AS/NZS 1359.5:2004: Rotating electrical machines—General requirements—Part 5: Three-phase cage induction motors—High efficiency and minimum energy performance standards requirements

Part 3
New items inserted into Schedule 1 on 1 October 2013

Product class Minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) Testing standards
Computer monitors AS/NZS 5815.2:2013: Information technology equipment—Energy performance of computer monitors—Part 2: Minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) and energy rating labels AS/NZS 5815.1:2012: Information technology equipment—Energy performance of computer monitors—Part 1: Methods of measurement of energy performance
Computers AS/NZS 5813.2:2012: Information technology equipment—Energy performance of computers—Part 2: Minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for computers 

AS/NZS 5813.1:2012: Information technology equipment—Energy performance of computers—Part 1: Methods of measurement of energy performance

In the case of deemed to comply computers (refer clause 4.4 of 5813.2:2012), AS/NZS 5814.1:2012: Information technology equipment—Energy performance of internal power supplies—Part 1: Methods of measurement of energy performance

Schedule 2
Amendments to Schedule 2 of principal regulations

rr 5, 7

Part 1
Items in second column of Schedule 2 amended on 1 April 2013

Column A Column B Column C
Product class Existing mandatory energy performance labelling standard in second column of Schedule 2 Replacement mandatory energy performance labelling standard for second column of Schedule 2
Clothes washing machines AS/NZS 2040.2:2005: Performance of household electrical appliances—Clothes washing machines—Energy efficiency labelling requirements AS/NZS 2040.2:2005: Performance of household electrical appliances—Clothes washing machines—Part 2: Energy efficiency labelling requirements
Dishwashers AS/NZS 2007.2:2005: Performance of household electrical appliances—Dishwashers—Energy efficiency labelling requirements AS/NZS 2007.2:2005: Performance of household electrical appliances—Dishwashers—Part 2: Energy efficiency labelling requirements
Single-phase non-ducted air conditioners and air-to-air heat pumps AS/NZS 3823.2:2009: Performance of electrical appliances—Airconditioners and heat pumps—Energy labelling and minimum energy performance standard (MEPS) requirements AS/NZS 3823.2:2011: Performance of electrical appliances—Air conditioners and heat pumps—Part 2: Energy labelling and minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) requirements
Television sets AS/NZS 62087.2.2:2011: Power consumption of audio, video and related equipment—Minimum energy level performance standards (MEPS) and energy rating label requirements for television sets AS/NZS 62087.2.2:2011: Power consumption of audio, video and related equipment—Part 2.2: Minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) and energy rating label requirements for television sets

Part 2
Items in third column of Schedule 2 amended on 1 April 2013

Column A Column B Column C
Product class Existing testing standard in third column of Schedule 2 Replacement testing standard for third column of Schedule 2
Clothes washing machines AS/NZS 2040.2:2005: Performance of household electrical appliances—Clothes washing machines—Energy efficiency labelling requirements AS/NZS 2040.1:2005: Performance of household electrical appliances—Clothes washing machines—Part 1: Methods for measuring performance, energy and water consumption
Dishwashers AS/NZS 2007.2:2005: Performance of household electrical appliances—Dishwashers—Energy efficiency labelling requirements AS/NZS 2007.1:2005: Performance of household electrical appliances—Dishwashers—Part 1: Methods for measuring performance, energy and water consumption
Single-phase non-ducted air conditioners and air-to-air heat pumps AS/NZS 3823.1.1:1998: Performance of electrical appliances—Airconditioners and heat pumps—Non-ducted airconditioners and heat pumps—Testing and rating for performance AS/NZS 3823.1.1:2012: Performance of electrical appliances—Airconditioners and heat pumps—Part 1.1: Non-ducted airconditioners and heat pumps—Testing and rating for performance

Part 3
New item inserted into Schedule 2 on 1 October 2013

Product class Mandatory energy performance labelling Testing standards
Computer monitors AS/NZS 5815.2:2013: Information technology equipment—Energy performance of computer monitors—Part 2: Minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) and energy rating labels AS/NZS 5815.1:2012: Information technology equipment—Energy performance of computer monitors—Part 1: Methods of measurement of energy performance

Michael Webster,
for Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations amend the Energy Efficiency (Energy Using Products) Regulations 2002 (the principal regulations). Schedule 1 of the principal regulations incorporates, by reference, standards for minimum energy performance and testing for certain product classes. Schedule 2 incorporates, by reference, standards for mandatory energy performance labelling and testing for certain product classes. The schedules are amended,—

  • on 1 April 2013,—

    • to incorporate, by reference, standards to replace those that currently apply to televisions, air conditioners, heat pumps, and motors; and

    • to correct an error relating to the standards incorporated by reference in relation to clothes washing machines and dishwashers; and

    • to reincorporate, by reference, already applicable standards to give effect to recent amendments to those standards; and

  • on 1 October 2013, to incorporate, by reference, standards for 2 additional product classes: computers and computer monitors. The delayed commencement of these amendments provides adequate notice of the new requirements in accordance with New Zealand's international commitments.

By virtue of regulations 17 and 18 of the principal regulations, the amendments made by these regulations in respect of a product class apply only to items in that product class that were manufactured in New Zealand, or imported into New Zealand, on or after the date on which the amendment comes into force.

Standards incorporated on 1 April 2013

The following are incorporated by reference:

  • minimum energy performance standards for the following (see Part 1 of Schedule 1):

    • single-phase ducted air conditioners and air-to-air heat pumps:

    • single-phase non-ducted air conditioners and heat pumps:

    • television sets:

    • three-phase air conditioners and heat pumps:

  • the mandatory energy performance labelling standard for single-phase non-ducted air conditioners and air-to-air heat pumps (see Part 1 of Schedule 2):

  • testing standards for the following (see Part 2 of Schedule 1 and Part 2 of Schedule 2):

    • distribution transformers:

    • dry-type distribution transformers:

    • three-phase cage induction motors:

    • single-phase non-ducted air conditioners and air-to-air heat pumps.

The principal regulations currently incorporate, by reference, incorrect testing standards for clothes washing machines and dishwashers. These regulations incorporate, by reference, the correct standards (see Part 2 of Schedule 2).

Standards reincorporated on 1 April 2013 to apply recent amendments

The effect of section 23 of the Standards Act 1988 is that a citation to a New Zealand standard in the principal regulations includes and refers to the version of that standard that was current immediately before the incorporation by reference. If the standard is subsequently amended, the amendments become part of the regulations only if—

  • the Minister of Energy and Resources specifies, by notice in the Gazette, the date on which an amendment to material incorporated by reference takes effect (see section 37 of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act 2000); or

  • the standard is reincorporated by reference.

The following are reincorporated to give effect to recent amendments:

  • the minimum energy performance standard for refrigerated display cabinets (see Part 1 of Schedule 1):

  • mandatory energy performance labelling standards for the following (see Part 1 of Schedule 2):

    • clothes washing machines:

    • dishwashers:

    • television sets.

Standards for new product classes added on 1 October 2013

Standards for minimum energy performance and testing for computers and computer monitors are added to Schedule 1 of the principal regulations (see Part 3 of Schedule 1). Standards for mandatory energy performance labelling and testing for computer monitors are added to Schedule 2 of the principal regulations (see Part 3 of Schedule 2).


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 28 February 2013.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.