New Standards Proposed for Distribution Transformers

Public meeting to discuss proposed energy efficiency is scheduled for February 16.

The Department of Energy (DOE) recently proposed new energy-efficiency standards for distribution transformers. A public meeting has been scheduled for February 16 to discuss the proposal with stakeholders. Distribution transformers, seen on utility poles and in large boxes on the ground, convert and reduce voltage levels from power grids for more efficient use in homes and businesses. The DOE’s proposal is intended to update the core technology of these transformers to a more energy-efficient standard by 2027.

“Efficient distribution transformers enhance the resilience of our nation’s energy grid and make it possible to deliver affordable electrical power to consumers in every corner of America,” said Secretary Jennifer Granholm. “By modernizing their energy-conservation standards, we’re ensuring that this critical component of our electricity system operates as efficiently and inexpensively as possible.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for Secretary Granholm as she heads the Energy Department.
  • For U.S. energy officials as they seek to increase energy efficiency.
  • For those who will participate in the stakeholder meeting in February to bring expertise and understanding to the process.

Sources: Department of Energy


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