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

Replacement Pool Pump Motors (19-AAER-02)

General Service Lamps (19-AAER-04)

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.

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

December 11, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room
The Energy Commission will hold its regularly scheduled business meeting. The agenda is online and available for this meeting. Please go to
December 16, 2019 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room
Energy Commission staff will hold one Pre-Application Workshop to discuss the solicitation with potential applicants. Participation is optional but encouraged. Applicants may attend the workshop in-person, via the internet (WebEx, see instructions below), or via conference call on the date and at the time and location listed below.
December 17, 2019 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
California Energy Commission (CEC) staff will conduct a webinar on California’s water efficiency regulations for landscape irrigation controllers, including information related to definitions, test methods, and performance requirements.

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