New DOE Distribution Transformer Efficiency Requirements Whitepaper
GO INTO EFFECT IN 2016
New increased efficiency requirements for transformers will go into effect in 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE estimates that the new standards will save up to $12.9 billion in total costs to consumers, and 3.63 quadrillion BTUs of energy for equipment sold over the 30-year period between 2016 and 2045.
DOE has regulated the energy efficiency level of low-voltage dry-type distribution transformers since 2007, and liquid-immersed and medium-voltage dry-type distribution transformers since 2010.