Home Entertainment and ICTFuture DirectionsAustralian Government’s roleShane Holt, Department of IndustryOn behalf of the E3 Committee
ICT and Home Entertainment Policy Forum • Opportunity to find out plans for ICT and HE Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS) activities over 2014/15 and beyond • Equipment Energy Efficiency Committee (E3) • States • Territories • Australian Government • NZ Government • E3 ultimately reports to the COAG Energy Council (Energy Ministers)
Australian Government’s Red Tape Agenda • The Australian Government’s agenda is to cut $1 billion in red tape every year. This has implications for GEMS activities. • Other jurisdictions are also wary of regulatory action • EECA (NZ) here to share perspectives
Priorities • From government’s perspective, the highest proposed priority is performance standards for flat screen technologies • Two already-regulated products could be examined for future interventions: • Free-to-Air Set Top Boxes • External Power Supplies • Other possible voluntary programs (to assist suppliers sell efficient equipment) could be: • Battery chargers (new) • Video recorders (new) • Complex Set Top Boxes (used in subscription Television - existing)
Other activities • Data collection to inform policy to continue • Some discussion today about related projects, standby, labelling and data centres • Some preliminary work on subjects like convergence of functionality • No work to proceed on computers and games consoles • Is this mix reasonable? Without industry pledged support, the new work items will not proceed.
Thank you • The Department wants to thank all participants for their contribution and especially acknowledge the: • Australian Industry Group • Australian Information Industries Association • Consumer Electronics Suppliers’ Association for their assistance with this event • The outcomes of today’s discussions will be reported to the E3 committee allocating resources for this and future years
Note : Existing Regulations • Existing regulated HE & ICT products • Free-to-Air (FTA) Set Top Boxes (STB) (MEPS) • External Power Supplies (MEPS) • Computers (MEPS) • Computer Monitors (MEPS & labelling) • Televisions (MEPS & labelling)
Home Entertainment and ICT Forum TVs Monitors and Displays RIS:Keith Jones for Dept of IndustryOn behalf of the E3 Committee
Numbers of TVs (Australia) • Penetration 2.4 TVs per household or around a total stock of 22 Million TVs. This is the same as the 2008 RIS • Sales based on 2 Million per annum which is the number of TVs sold in 2013 and projected for 2014 based on the first 6 months of 2014.
Computer Monitors (Australia) • Annual Sales Office and residential combined 3 Million • Total Stock for office and residential 22 Million based on Computer and Monitor RIS.
Displays (Australia) • Annual Sales 100k based on Display Search data • Total Stock still being modelled but probably around 1 Million.
TV Modelling Assumptions • BAU based on 2013/2014 Energy Consumption • Tier 3 2018 MEPS based on ES V6. Tier 4 2023 projects a further 25% reduction on 2017 BAU energy consumption. • Actual Market based on GFK 2010-2014 • Modelling transfers large screen HD LCD sales to Ultra HD • OLED sales forecast to be modest
Monitors • Computer monitor power consumption based on Registered data • Under 48 cm screen size reducing • 48 cm and larger increasing • MEPS based on MEPS for TVs • Labelling based on Labelling for TVs
Displays • BAU Energy Consumption 30% higher than the equivalent TV • Sales growth to yet be determined but higher than 5% per annum based on Display Search data
Next Steps • RIS target • 2018 • Energy Star V6 • 2023 • Energy Star V7 adoption most likely • Reference Group – call for nominees
Existing Regulated Products:Free to Air Set Top Boxes External Power SupplieshajShane Holt, Department of IndustryOn behalf of the E3 Committee
FTA STB and EPS • Plan for existing regulated products • Free to Air Set Top Boxes (FTA STB) • External Power Supplies (EPS) • Mandatory and/or Voluntary Policies • Project Reference Groups to explore best paths for energy efficiency
Free-to-Air (FTA) STB • Existing regulations cover STBs that decode MPEG 2 Standard Definition and High Definition • Excludes receivers integrated with other equipment, that connect to internet, and STBs with a hard disk drive • Mandatory and/or Voluntary Policies
External Power Supplies (EPS) • Existing regulations cover EPSs*: • That convert mains AC to one low AC or DC output • Whose output is 250W (or 250WA) or less • Have one extra low voltage output • Designed to power/re-charge a separate product • That charge batteries but do not connect directly to battery/battery pack • That do not have a battery chemistry/type selector switch and an indicator light/state-of-charge meter • Mandatory and/or Voluntary Policies * Refer to AS/NZS 4665 for more information
New/Existing Projects: Non-regulated products, Battery ChargersFTA VRs, Subscription STBhRoss Hamilton, Department of IndustryOn behalf of the E3 Committee
Promotion of High Efficiency Models • Proposal for voluntary codes as per EU. Promotion of high efficiency models • Battery Chargers (new project) • Video Recorders (new project) • Complex / Subscription STB (existing project) • Voluntary activity commencing with reference group formation
Battery Chargers • New project but to date • Product Profile (PP) published April 2013 • Preliminary estimates indicate 10 year savings of 5,300 GWh in Australia and 1,000 GWh in New Zealand. • Reference group for Voluntary CoC • What can be achieved in 2014/15
Battery Chargers • The range of products which include or use battery chargers is extensive and quite diverse, but can be grouped into the following categories: • Consumer electronics and ICT products • Commercial and industrial equipment and instruments • Electric vehicles • Uninterruptable power supplies • Emergency lighting and security systems. • Reference group for Voluntary CoC • What can be achieved in 2014/15
DVR/PVR Brands • LG • Samsung • Panasonic • Sony • Strong • Humax • TopField • Thompson
Why investigate a FTA CoC • Avoids Regulation • The number of Brands has reduced to a manageable level for a CoC • Provides suppliers with better control of CoC requirements • Potential for endorsement label to promote product
Video Recorders • New project but to date • Product Profile • Findings of PP • Reference group for Voluntary CoC • What can be achieved in 2014/15
Subscription STB • Existing project - CoC • Aim to include all suppliers within CoC • Update and Progress – separate presentation
Home Entertainment and ICT Forum Subscription STB Voluntary Code:Keith JonesOn behalf of the E3 Committee
VC CSTB • Next Steps • Tier 3 Levels • Use of IEC 62087.5 for power measurement • Encouraging more members • Telstra • Optus • Investigation of a Free to Air STB and VR CoC
Steering Committee • Consists of nominees from code members. • Two Steering Committee meetings are held each year • One meeting is internal • A second meeting is attended by Steering committee members and DoI • The second meeting is held in July/August each year.
Technical Meetings • 6 monthly meetings are conducted to discuss technical aspects of the code such as future Tier targets. • This year a decision to engage more with EU VA. • Liaison with PACE to achieve better engagement with the EU VC.
The Internet of Everything and The Connected HomeRoss Hamilton, DoIon behalf of E3 Committee
Since last years forum • Commissioned report by The Expert Gp “The Implications for Residential Energy Use in Australia of Home Automation Systems” • It’s likely to be enormous • Need a reference group
Recent International Progress • IEA Report – More Data, Less Energy • The Internet of Things • Establishment of Electronic Devices and Network Annex (EDNA) under 4E • EU amendments to Eco-design Directive regulations [EU intention to regulate 2015] • Korea and US Energy Star included network-enabled devices in MEPS programmes
Cisco Systems says it will be 50 billion by 2020, Morgan Stanley says 75 billion – possibly just a little bit of hype in this market We are here
Everything is becoming network-enabled Globally, • in 2012 there were 2 network-enabled devices per capita. Projected to increase fivefold by 2020 • 1.8 million home automation systems in 2011 rising to 12 million by 2016 • Reaching towards 500 billion devices in coming decades (OECD, 2012)
What has changed for home automation • Increased availability of small and inexpensive network-aware sensors and devices • Growing availability of networking technologies which allows these devices to communicate • Availability of small computing devices in homes which can act as controllers and interfaces for other appliances
Connected Home Relative power use of products in the home
Where to from here? • Establish advisory group/communications links with Australian industry participants; Interested? • Importers/Wholesalers/Installers • Commentators/Analysts/Industry media • Industry associations • Consumer groups • Engage with international efforts to address network energy consumption • Establish range of policy options available. No regulation before 2018 • Engagement internationally on test procedures
Standby Power Progress Report Shane Holt DoI
History • European Union regulated standby from January 2013 (0.5 watt with 0.5 watt for meaningful display) • The Australian & New Zealand proposal is to follow suit: • Consultation RIS, 9 August 2013 • Public consultation, closed 18 October 2013 • 23 submissions
Actions in 2014 • Multiple requests to AIIA and AiG about business compliance costs (new Red Tape Reduction obligation) • Advisory Group meeting 14 August to settle input to decision RIS
Possible content of GEMS Determination Submissions want: • To follow exactly the EU (not include security equipment); • To exempt already regulated equipment; • To provide sufficient notice for local companies to manufacture or import complying product.