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Product Profile: Non-Domestic Fans NZ Market

21May

Product Profile: Non-Domestic Fans NZ Market

Category: Non-Domestic Fans

Date: 21/05/2012

Product Profile on Non-Domestic Fans (New Zealand version) Summary This report provides a Product Profile for non-domestic fans used in industrial, commercial and water supply applications in New Zealand and explores possible options available to improve the energy efficiency of the new fans which are sold. Energy consumed by industrial and commercial equipment is a major source of energy demand in New Zealand, and ventilation and blowing applications are currently estimated to account for around 10.3% of electricity use in these sectors.The Product Profile provides an overview of the market for non-domestic fans (power input 125 W to 500 kW) in New Zealand – i.e. the market structure, the current understanding of the levels of installed stock and sales, the products which are available, what their efficiencies are, and the improvements that can be made with minimal disruptions to business – and explores a variety of different policy options that could be used to improve the energy efficiency of these products over time. It also explores the market barriers and failures which explain why more efficient models aren’t dominating the market, the technical improvements to fan efficiency which are possible, and provides recommendations for further policy investigation to achieve energy savings and greenhouse gas reductions.Limited data is currently available on the market for non-domestic fans in New Zealand, including the size of the installed stock and annual sales, the breakdown of the stock and sales into the different fan types, and the average efficiency and energy use of the fans. In the absence of this data, the Product Profile has relied heavily on European data to model the energy use by non-domestic fans in New Zealand. Further data is required for a more robust analysis of the policy options to be undertaken, and readers are asked to supply this where they have it.Note that this document does not pose policy but indicates a variety of possible options that require furtherdiscussion with industry stakeholders and consideration by government. A short list of policy options could include Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS), voluntary or mandatory labelling, or voluntary best practice programs. Further consultation through a Regulatory Impact Statement will be needed if regulatory options such as MEPS appear to be the favoured or most cost effective approach after preliminary analysis. Interested parties are invited to submit comments as part of the consultation process. The closing date for comments is 6 July 2012.Comments should be emailed to regs@eeca.govt.nz and should state the title of the relevant Product Profile in the subject heading.