New requirements for transformers in EU (Ecodesign)

16. 4. 2015 On June 11th 2014 EU Commission Regulation No. 548/2014 on implementing Directive 2009/125/EC concerning Ecodesign with regard to small, medium and large power transformers, came into force in all 28 countries of the European Union.

New legislation imposes, within EU, maximum level of losses (or minimum efficiency) for transformers placed on the market or put into service from July 1st 2015, and purchased after June 11th 2014.
After June 11th 2014, manufacturers and customers should not engage in new framework contracts for transformers not meeting minimum requirements outlined in the Regulation.
Framework contracts signed before 11th June 2014 can run till the end date, even with deliveries after July 1st 2015.
Ecodesign objectives include improved energy efficiency and general environmental compatibility, thus reducing CO2 emissions. Ecodesign Regulation is focused on reducing transformers' electrical losses (1st step in 2015 / 2nd step in 2021), and to clarify and make more visible indication of performance.

For more information, kindly consult the brochure.

Ecodesign brochure_ENG