DOE 2016 Information

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) amended the current energy efficiency standards (also known as TP1) for distribution transformers. The new standard will come into effect on January 1st 2016 and is expected, according to the DOE, to reduce energy losses by an average of 18% in low voltage dry-type distribution transformers and by 13% in medium voltage dry-type transformers.

As a result of these higher transformer efficiencies, over a 30 year period (2016 – 2045) DOE projects savings of up to $12.9 billion in total costs for consumers, saving families and businesses money while reducing energy consumption. The new energy efficiency standard’s positive environmental impact includes 3.63 quadrillion BTU’s of energy saved during the above mentioned period, that translates in avoiding 265 million metric tons of CO2 emissions equivalent to the annual emissions of about 52 million automobiles.

For more information, please see the DOE website: Efficiency Logo v7

Hammond Power Solutions (HPS) supports this change and the environmental benefits that will result from using higher efficiency transformers. HPS will be in a position to support the migration to the new higher-efficiency designs that is anticipated to begin the latter half of 2015.


To find out more about these new energy efficiency standards an how they will impact you, use the following resources:

– HPS Website: Energy Efficient Low Voltage Distribution or Energy Efficiency Medium Voltage Distribution

– Review commonly asked DOE 2016 questions is our frequently asked questions section of the website

– Read through the new HPS DOE 2016 Efficiency Flyer

– Read about “How New Transformer Energy Efficiency Levels Benefit You” in a recent HPS article published in The Journal Magazine

– Learn about the basic effects of the new regulation in this free on-demand webinar

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