Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2006
Date Ended:2008
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector), Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives, Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation, Information and Education>Information provision, Information and Education>Performance Label>Comparison label, Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Industry>Industrial equipment>Motors
Agency:Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency - Equipment Energy Efficiency Program

Funded in part by the Australian Greenhouse Office, SEEEM promoted rapid market diffusion of high-efficiency motor component technologies and systems worldwide. Launched on 20 June 2006, the SEEEM process promoted international agreement on testing procedures, efficiency classes and labelling schemes to enable product comparison worldwide. This, in turn, allowed for international benchmarking and steps to align performance requirements (e.g., minimum energy performance standards) and to design/implement cost-effective policies and incentives to promote the most efficient motor systems. To achieve its overall objective, the SEEEM community of practice identified four areas for cooperative action: - Efficiency testing procedures and tolerances - Efficiency classes and marking schemes - Mandatory and voluntary performance requirements - Effective policies and incentives for energy efficient motor systems The work under the first three areas focused on motors and other system components, whereas the policy work encompassed motor systems as a whole. Participants in the SEEEM community of practice agreed to: Establish three multi-stakeholder Working Groups to serve as open fora for SEEEM implementation; Information sharing and dissemination via the SEEEM website to report progress publicly.

Ended: 24 Nov 2008

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