Policy publications

Policy Guidelines for Motor Driven Units



4E EMSA: Policy Guidelines for Motor Driven Units - Part 1 (2016)
Full report

Focusing on pumps, fans and compressors, this report contains a detailed description of existing standards and national regulations covering these products and summaries of their differences.



4E EMSA: Policy Guidelines for Motor Driven Units - Part 1 (2016) Executive Summary

The Executive Summary of the full report (above) Policy Guidelines for Motor Driven Units - Part 1 is available as a separate publication.


4E: Energy efficiency roadmap for electric motors and motor systems (2015)

This report assesses current status and trends in the market, standards and the policy environment for energy efficient electric motors and variable frequency drives, outlining a roadmap for policy makers.

SEAD: Evaluation of Internationally Comparable Compliance, Certification, and Enforcement Requirements for Electric Motors (2015)

The report explains the steps of designing an effective motor compliance regime and compares Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) and compliance, certification and enforcement requirements in different countries and regions.

Policy Guidelines



EMSA: Policy Guidelines for Electric Motor Systems (2014)

The Guidelines offer a Motor Policy Toolkit with proposed policy measures, EMSA's recommendations for successful policy implementation and show best practice policy examples from all over the world to reach market transformation for efficient electric motor systems.


Watch webinar (2015) 

Watch the webinar explaining the main elements of the Motor Policy Toolkit and its application to one country.

Energy Management Programmes

IIP-IEA: Energy Management Programmes for Industry (2012)

This Policy Pathway provides guidance to policy makers on how to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate energy management programmes.

Motor Policy Guide

EMSA: Motor Policy Guide (2011)

The guide is comprised of an overview of existing motor systems policies in Australia, China, Europe and the USA and of recommendations for optimal policy design.


EMSA is working on Part 2: Road map to a comprehensive motor systems policy.

Energy-Efficiency Policy Opportunities

IEA: Energy-Efficiency Policy Opportunities for Electric Motor-Driven Systems (2011)

The energy consumption of motor systems could be reduced by 20 – 30% by 2030 with appropriate policies, which would reduce global electricity demand by 10%. The report is a first global overview on motor efficiency potentials.

Walking the Torque

IEA: Walking the Torque (2011)

The report proposes a global work plan for energy-efficiency policy opportunities for electric motor systems.

Motor MEPS Guide

EMSA: Motor MEPS Guide (2009)

The guide informs on new standards for electric motors that will facilitate the trade of highly efficient motors around the globe.


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