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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.

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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.

The DOE estimates that the new amended standards will further decrease electrical losses by about 18 percent for low-voltage dry-type transformers, 8 percent for liquid-immersed transformers, and 13 percent for medium-voltage dry-type transformers.

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