DOE has published a Federal Register notice of a public meeting and intent to establish a working group to negotiate proposed energy efficiency standards regarding dedicated-purpose pool pumps. 80 FR 1483 (August 25, 2015). For more information please see the rulemaking webpage.
DOE has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of intent to establish a working group to negotiate proposed energy efficiency standards regarding dedicated-purpose pool pumps. (August 19, 2015). This notice also solicits membership nominations to the working group and announces the working groups first open meeting. Nominations are due 14 days after publication in the Federal Register. Please send full nomination packages (cover letter and resume) to email@example.com. For more information please see the rulemaking webpage.
DOE has published a Federal Register notice reopening the comment period regarding the request for information for pool pumps. 80 FR 38032 (July 3, 2015). The comment period is reopened until August 17, 2015.
Draft PEI Calculator for Pumps as Measured by DOE's Proposed Test Procedure (80 FR 22939 (April 24, 2015).
This Excel spreadsheet is designed to perform the calculations necessary to determine PEI – a pump’s energy index -- as proposed in DOE's Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (Dockets EERE-2011-BT-STD-0031 and EERE-2013-BT-TP-0055). Under the proposals, the PEI calculations must be performed using measured values – that is, using results from testing actual pumps in accordance with the proposed test method and sampling plan. The PEI calculator is not considered an Alternative Efficiency Determination Method (AEDM) by the Department and would not to be used to simulate or estimate the efficiency of a pump.
DOE is providing this "calculator" as a convenience at the request of interested parties. Interested parties should consult the Federal Register for the proposed formulas for calculating PEI and should not rely on this spreadsheet. Dockets EERE-2011-BT-STD-0031 and EERE-2013-BT-TP-0055 (available at www.regulations.gov ) contains DOE's proposed rules for the standards and test procedure, respectively. While this calculator is an excel-based version of the calculations in the test procedure proposal, DOE did not rely on this document to develop the proposal itself. The draft PEI calculator is located here.