Canadian 2018-19 Efficiency Update

Ontario 2018 Efficiency Compliance

The Province of Ontario has adopted new efficiency levels for dry-type transformers produced on or after January 1st, 2018.  For additional information, please refer to ON Reg. 404/12 update:, where Schedule 6 lists the new efficiency levels for dry type transformers.

The new Ontario efficiency regulation for dry-type transformers aligns with DOE 2016 in the US and the proposed levels set out in Amendment 14 by Natural Resources Canada (via NRCAN SOR/2016-311).  However, the Ontario regulation change stands on its own, and any delay in the implementation of Amendment 14 by NRCAN does not impact it.

After consulting with the Ontario Ministry of Energy, Natural Resources Canada and obtaining independent legal advice, Hammond Power Solutions (HPS) reaffirms our intent to abide by the Laws of Ontario.  For products with an expected production date January 1st, 2018, or later, HPS will provide price and estimated delivery for the families of LV and MV dry-type transformer products that comply with ON Reg. 404/12.  Please refer to the links below for relevant product information.

Low Voltage Distribution:

Medium Voltage Distribution:

Please contact your HPS representative, if you have any questions related to the Ontario 2018 Energy Efficiency Compliance.


NRCAN 2019 Information

Implemented in 1995 under the Energy Efficiency Act by Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN), the Energy Efficiency Regulations prescribe the minimum energy efficiency levels for Dry type transformers in Canada. The Energy Efficiency Regulations are being amended to prescribe new higher energy efficiency levels.

The announcement of this change is found on the following NRCAN website: (you may also refer to the NRCAN Forward Regulatory plan for 2017 – 19).  The new energy efficiency levels, that will become effective in 2019, are intended to align the minimum energy efficiency levels of dry type transformers sold in Canada with the latest regulations prescribed by the US Department of Energy (DOE) that were implemented January 1st 2016.

As noted above, the Ontario has implemented ON Reg. 404/12. This provincial legislation prescribes new higher energy efficiency levels for Dry Type Transformers sold in Ontario as of January 1st, 2018.  This change by Ontario means that it will be the first province to adopt the new NRCAN levels, and other provinces are expected to adopt the new NRCAN efficiency levels in early 2019.  Please check back at the first NRCAN website above to obtain any news related to this change.

Hammond Power Solutions (HPS) proudly supports this change and the environmental benefits that will result from using higher efficiency transformers. To support its Canadian customers, HPS offers a number of compliant product lines rated for both low and medium voltage.

Low Voltage Distribution:

Medium Voltage Distribution:

Additional information may be found within the new HPS NRCan 2019 Efficiency Flyer

Please contact your HPS representative, if you have any questions related to NRCAN 2019 Energy Efficiency Compliance.

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