Energy Efficiency Compliant Products 2018
Project Coordinator: PROSAFE, BE
Project Leader: FPS Economy, BE
EEPLIANT3 is a pan-EU Concerted Action on market surveillance funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 ― Work Programme 2018-2020 Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy. Its duration is from June 2019 until November 2023.
EEPLIANT3 is coordinated by PROSAFE together with the Austrian Energy Agency and vores bureau. The project consortium is composed of 24 Market Surveillance Authorities (MSAs) and 5 organisations.
The objectives are being achieved through the coordination of the monitoring, verification and enforcement activities of MSAs and other organisations across the Single Market plus Turkey and through further enhancing their knowledge, skills and experience. Besides other activities, MSAs will inspect and test the following products against its requirements: air conditioners, tumble dryers, water heaters, ventilation units, lighting and local space heaters.
The EEPLIANT3 market surveillance campaigns seek to support sector-level regularisation, data-informed policy design and policy mix while boosting public awareness on the energy and non-energy impacts of lost energy and consumer trust in the energy performance of products placed on the EU market. For this purpose, the project will reach out to and engage with several identified key stakeholders ― the Energy Labelling and Ecodesign ADCOs, EU trade associations of the suppliers of the products targeted by this action, and consumer organisations. As a result, stakeholders will continue to build confidence in the increasing effectiveness of market surveillance in the EU/EEA.
The project activities are divided into the following 12 Work Packages (WP):
WP1: Management, Communication and common methodologies
WP2: Development of IT tools
WP3: Collaboration with customs
WP4: Centres of excellence
WP5: Training and exchange programme
WP6: New challenges and priorities
WP7: Testing of air conditioners
WP8: Testing of tumble dryers
WP9: Testing of water heaters and storage tanks
WP10: Testing of ventilation units
WP11: Testing of lighting
WP12: Testing of local space heaters.
EEPLIANT3 builds upon the experience and knowledge from the previous EEPLIANT2 and EEPLIANT2014 energy actions.