The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced that electric motor manufacturers seeking certification for its energy efficiency requirements can have their products tested by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL). UL’s Energy Verification Service Program for electric motors is now a recognized certification organization for the DOE’s Federal Register Notice, 10 CFR Part 431.

All electric motor manufacturers must submit compliance documentation to the DOE by April 28, declaring that their motors meet those energy efficiency requirements. The requirements apply to electric motors that are general-purpose, T-frame, single-speed, footmounted, polyphase, squirrel-cage induction motors with a NEMA design A or B configuration.