PHOENIX, Ariz. – Jan. 18, 2006 – ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) will host the workshop to discuss the final draft of the generalized energy efficiency test procedure for internal power supplies found in IT equipment, consumer electronics and white goods. This one-day technical session - sponsored by the California Energy Commission and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR® program - will be held on January 19, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at ON Semiconductor’s corporate headquarters in Phoenix.
The final test procedure for measuring the energy efficiency of internal power supplies will be unveiled in March at the Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC) in Dallas. The new test procedure is the result of two years of research conducted by Ecos Consulting and EPRI Solutions, and funded by the Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program. Research has shown that modest efficiency improvements to internal power supplies offer an estimated potential electricity savings in the U.S. alone of 37.3 million kWh annually.
“The need for standard, accurate reporting of energy efficiency levels of internal power supplies continues to increase, especially as energy efficiency claims become an important market differentiator in a highly competitive marketplace,” said Chris Calwell, Ecos Consulting’s research director. “We encourage stakeholder participation to ensure all viewpoints are considered in the final test procedure.”
The focus of the discussion at this week’s workshop will be Draft Five of the internal power supply test procedure. (A copy is available at www.efficientppowersupplies.org.) This workshop will be the last opportunity for materially affected stakeholders to offer comments and pose questions in person about the procedure. Those unable to attend the workshop can, however, still participate the in the final development process by submitting comments to Peter May-Ostendorp, research analyst at Ecos Consulting at firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 15, 2006. Comments will be summarized and posted to the website by March 15.
About the California Energy Commission PIER program
The California Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program supports energy research, development and demonstration (RD&D) projects that will help improve the quality of life in California by bringing environmentally safe, affordable and reliable energy services and products to the marketplace.
About ENERGY STAR®
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce air pollution through increased energy efficiency. Today, with assistance from the U.S. Department of Energy, the ENERGY STAR program offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. More than 7,000 organizations have become ENERGY STAR partners and are committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes and businesses.
About ON Semiconductor
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