Compulsory Specifications for Energy Efficiency and Labelling of Electrical and Electronic Apparatus (VC 9008)

Last updated: 5 November 2017
MEPS for the 12 electrical appliances (excluding electric lamps and geysers) are guided by SANS 941 (Labelling of Electrical and Electronic Apparatus). These have been made mandatory through the Compulsory Specifications for Energy Efficiency and Labelling of Electrical and Electronic Apparatus (VC 9008), published in 2014. The VC 9008 introduced a phased-in approach towards the enforcement of the MEPS, as specified in SANS 941. With respect to electric geysers, there have been some efforts to include electric geysers under SANS 941, but this has not yet materialised. The MEPS for electric geysers are currently specified in SANS 151. These were made mandatory through the Compulsory Specification for Hot Water Storage Tanks for Domestic Use (VC 9006), also promulgated in 2014 but amended in August 2016.

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End uses covered
  • Building end-uses
  • Building systems
  • Space heating