Energy Efficiency Economics & Markets

Analysis of the Potential Policy Option – MEPS for Oil Fired Boilers and Water Heating Systems

Client: Australian Greenhouse Office (AGO)

This study aimed to conduct an analysis of the policy options on suitability of Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEPS) for oil-fired boiler and water heating systems. The primary purpose of this analysis was to investigate this product type for suitability to MEPS. The study covered all types and sizes of domestic and commercial/industrial boilers and water heating systems that use oil as primary fuel. Australian market conditions for oil-fired boilers and water heating systems and international practices for efficiency requirements for this type of equipment were used to establish most appropriate policy options.