2017 Appliance Efficiency Emergency Rulemaking Residential Pool Pump and Motor Combinations

Commissioner: Andrew McAllister

Docket # 17-AAER-03

The California Energy Commission proposes to allow the certification of permanent magnet synchronous motors (“PMSM” or “PMSM motor”), found in residential pool pump and motor combinations or used as replacement residential pool pump motors, to the Commission. Specifically, staff proposes to amend California Code of Regulations, Title 20, section 1602(g) to define PMSM motors and to amend California Code of Regulations, Title 20, section 1606, Table X, subsection G, to add “permanent magnet synchronous” as a permissible motor construction type for residential pool pump motors. These proposed changes would allow pool pumps powered by PMSM motors to be certified and appear in the California Appliance Efficiency Database and to be sold or offered for sale in California.


For questions about this proceeding, contact:

Sean Steffensen
California Energy Commission
Appliances and Existing Buildings Office
1516 Ninth Street, MS-25
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512

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