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

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

Replacement Pool Pump Motors (19-AAER-02)

The following appliances categories are in the pre-rulemaking stage. Stakeholders can submit proposals, make comments, or view workshops.

The Energy Commission has adopted standards for the following categories.

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
  • News Release

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)

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

February 24, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room, First Floor
California Energy Commission (CEC) staff will conduct a joint agency workshop with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) to discuss inputs and assumptions for analysis to be conducted for the Senate Bill (SB) 100 (de León, Chapter 312, Statutes of 2018) Joint Agency Report.
February 28, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Arthur Rosenfeld Hearing Room – First Floor
There will be one Pre-Bid Conference; participation in this meeting is optional but encouraged. The Pre-Bid Conference will be held at the date, time and location.
March 2, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Arthur Rosenfeld Hearing Room – First Floor
California Energy Commission (CEC) staff will conduct a workshop to receive public input on draft amendments to the Load Management Tariff Standard (California Code of Regulations Title 20 § 1623). A quorum of commissioners may attend, but no votes will be taken.

Appliance Efficiency Regulations


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