For 30 months (from September 2017 to February 2020), 17 Market Surveillance Authorities (MSAs),1 energy agency from 15 European countries and PROSAFE worked jointly under the Energy Efficiency Compliant Products 2 (EEPLIANT2) Action to improve the compliance of Household Refrigerating Appliances, Network Standby Appliances, and Professional Refrigerating Storage Cabinets with the European Union's energy labelling and eco-design requirements (according to the Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC and the Energy labelling Directive 2010/30/EU, repealed in 2017 and replaced by Regulation (EU) 2017/1369).
The project was coordinated by PROSAFE and has received funding from the European Union’s (EU) Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 752591.
To mark the end of EEPLIANT2 and to inform the EU consumers about the multiple benefits generated by it, we have prepared and published a Layman’s Report. The report highlights the activities undertaken, the best practices adopted by the participating authorities, the final results of the product inspections and testing, and the real-life contribution of the project as regards the benefits created for the environment, the EU consumers and for ensuring a level-playing field for the industry. In total, EEPLIANT2 checked 393 products and tested 111 models, discovering levels of non-compliance higher than expected across all three product sectors that were inspected. The final results show that the project has generated big impacts that help reduce our environmental footprint in the areas concerned - in line with the objectives of the European Green Deal and the Green transition strategy - and also significant energy savings for the EU consumers.
More precisely, the value of the potential energy saved through increasing market surveillance joint actions far outweighs the cost of the market surveillance campaigns. For example, it is estimated that the EEPLIANT2 domestic refrigeration activity alone would by 2030 result in energy savings of 369 GWh counting to €75.6 million. Conversely, the costs of repeating this activity on a bi-annual basis for the next 10 years would not exceed € 5 million. Find out how EEPLIANT2 made a difference in the Single Market by checking the Layman’s Report of EEPLIANT2.
Learn more about the EEPLIANT2 Joint Action and the follow-up EEPLIANT3 Concerted Action at www.eepliant.