The following appliance categories have open rulemakings. Stakeholders can review proposals, submit comments, or view workshops. 


The Energy Commission has adopted standards for the following categories.


Portable Electric Spas (20-AAER-04)

  • Adopted July 15, 2021 / Effective date January 1, 2022

Amendments to Computers and Monitors (20-AAER-03)

  • Adopted December 9, 2020/ Effective date December 9, 2021

2020 Amendments to the Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations (20-AAER-01)

  • Adopted December 9, 2020 / Effective date March 16, 2021

Replacement Pool Pump Motors (19-AAER-02)

  • Adopted April 7, 2020 / Effective date July 19, 2021

General Service Lamps (19-AAER-04)


Spray Sprinkler Bodies (19-AAER-01)

  • Adopted August 14, 2019 / Effective date October 1, 2020
  • News Release

Commercial and Industrial Air Compressors (18-AAER-05)

  • Adopted January 9, 2019/Effective date January 1, 2022

Portable Air Conditioners (18-AAER-04)

  • Adopted December 10, 2018 / Effective date February 1, 2020

Amendments to Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations Rulemaking (18-AAER-10)

  • Adopted July 11, 2018 / Effective date October 1, 2018
  • Clean-up and technical amendments to current standards and the Modernized Appliance Efficiency Database System (MAEDBS). There were no underlying energy and water efficiency standards.

Portable Electric Spas and Battery Charger Systems (18-AAER-02)

  • Adopted April 11, 2018 / Effective date June 1, 2019
  • News Release

Related Information

Appliance Efficiency Regulations - Title 20

Setting minimum efficiency levels for energy and water use in products produces significant savings without affecting the usefulness of the products.

Modernized Appliance Efficiency Database System Login

All appliances regulated under Title 20 must be certified to the Energy Commission using the database system.

Related Events

January 18, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
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Notice is hereby given that the California Energy Commission (CEC) proposes to repeal the existing regulations for portable luminaires in the California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 20 (“the Proposed Action”), after considering all comments, objections, and recommendations, regarding the Proposed Action.  

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