Energy Efficiency – Global overview and UL Initiatives Gautam Brahmbhatt Head Technical (Verification Service) Underwriter Laboratories Date: March 12, 2012
Agenda • Importance of Energy Efficiency • Global Overview Energy Demand Energy available growth Energy Efficiency Regulation • India overview • UL Initiatives in Energy Efficiency
Importance Of Energy Efficiency • Energy Efficiency is focus of concern globally and major benefits of implementing it are • Sound Economic Platform Reduce Impact on Environment
Global Overview: Energy Demand • Increases in World population and Global standard of living combine to dramatically increase the amount of energy. World Population Growth • 1804: 1 billion • 1960: 3 billion • 1999: 6 billion • 2012: 7 billion Increase in Standard of Living Consumer Appliances & Electronics (Clothes Washers, Refrigerators, TVs, etc) • Automobiles • Larger Living Space • More Demand for Energy
Global Overview: Energy Available for Growth • Fossil Fuels • Source of 80 - 90% of energy used today. • Proven reserves are being consumed in an • Issues: Release of carbon dioxide, environmental contamination. • Nuclear Energy • Source of about 14% of global electricity • Issues: Storage of spent fuel, potential for release into environment. • Renewable Energy (Solar , Wind , Hydro, Geothermal etc) • Continuing to develop • Issues: Expensive and limited.
Energy Cycle Energy under normal conditions cannot be created or destroyed, simply transformed from one type of energy to another Energy Generation Efficiency 30 – 60% Conserve Energy by implementing Energy Efficiency T&D Losses : 10 – 15% T&D Losses : 10 – 15%
Energy Efficiency Regulations • Increases in Global energy demand have resulted in increased regulations of the consumption of energy especially in household usage. • Refrigerators and Freezers are globally the most regulated household product for energy efficiency: Survey of 20 regulated markets found all 20 had regulations. Air-conditioners (19) were second, clothes washers (16) and water heaters (13) rounded out the top 4 spots. • The global trend for energy efficiency programs tending to start as a voluntary label and evolves through a mandatory label to a voluntary self-declared program evolving into a mandatory self-declared program, and then becoming a mandatory third-party program.
Examples of Energy Labels & Regulations BEE , India India Australia Malaysia California Energy Commission CEC Hong Kong Singapore Thailand Energy Star, EPA USA Dept of Energy Natural Resources Canada
Evolving Role of Labs in S&L Programs • BEE recognizes Certification Body Labs • Manufacturer approaches CB • Drive New technologies • Promote Innovation towards better products Lean & Speedy • Market surveillance data to move the market upwards • Check compliance mechanism efficacy • CB issues CoC to Mfrs. • BEE awards label on CoC • CB conducts testing for Continued compliance
UL Initiative in Energy Efficiency : • UL can provide testing for BEE, ENERGY STAR, NRCan, CEC , DOE as well as other markets. • We have a global footprint of laboratories involved in energy efficiency testing. • Our laboratories are BEE / DoE recognized for most product categories currently published on the ENERGY STAR website. • Manesar and Bangalore, India • Northbrook, San Jose , Plano … USA • Suzhou, Guangzhou… China • Tokyo, Japan • Taipei, Taiwan
UL Energy Efficiency Lab, Manesar, India • For further information: • Please contact – • Mr. Gautam Brahmbhatt Mr. Puneet Randeo • Head Technical – VS Head Commercial – VS • 413, Sector 8, IMT Manesar, 413, Sector 8, IMT Manesar, • Guragon, Guragaon • e – mail:e – mail: • Gautam.Brahmbhatt@ul.comPuneet.Randeo@ul.com • Mob: +91-95602 49998 Mob: +91-98106 50455