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EASA endorses premium efficiency electric motor program

Rosslyn, Va., Mar. 6, 2002 -- The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) has endorsed the NEMA Premium Eff...


Rosslyn, Va., Mar. 6, 2002 — The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) has endorsed the NEMA Premium Efficiency Electric Motor Program. As well, two new manufacturer partners — TECO-Westinghouse and Baldor Electric — have signed up for the program.

“EASA agrees that an industry-wide definition of ‘premium’ was needed, and applauds NEMA’s efforts in setting such a standard for electric motor users,” said EASA president and CEO Linda Raynes.

Electric motors consume 10 to 25 times their purchase price in electricity each year; even small increases in efficiency can add up to energy savings. NEMA Premium is a program whose label makes it easy for purchasers to identify premium efficiency electric motors.

These motors — operating at efficiency levels that are one to four per cent higher than the current energy efficient motors in the marketplace today — save users money, optimize motor systems efficiency, improve reliability, and reduce electrical consumption and the pollution caused by electrical power generation.
For more information, visit http://www.nema.org/premiummotors.