Energy Efficiency Economics & Markets

Energy Modelling & Cost Benefit Analysis for MEPS

Client: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) Program

EnergyConsult has been providing advice and assistance for 15 years to the E3 program regarding the introduction of Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) for a range of equipment in Australia and New Zealand. For these MEPS initiatives we have researched the market of the relevant appliances, prepared detailed models of the appliance sales/stock, its energy usage and forecast energy savings from different regulatory options.  We then prepare cost-benefit analyses assessing the economic impact of introducing various MEPS policies and options. 

Equipment markets which have been modelled and cost-benefit analyses performed in the last three years include:

  • Air conditioners
  • Chillers
  • Close control air conditioners
  • Battery chargers
  • Fans
  • Flat Screens ( TVs and monitors )
  • Refrigerated cabinets
  • Electric Storage Water Heaters.