Voluntary Agreement Energy Efficiency

The Voluntary Agreement on Continuous Improvement of Energy Efficiency of Set-top Boxes (STB) was adopted to promote the improvement of the energy efficiency of STBs while promoting innovation and competition. The signatories include all major cable, satellite and telecommunications service providers, which account for more than 90% of the U.S. pay-TV market, as well as major manufacturers and energy efficiency advocates. The Department of Energy welcomed both the initial agreement reached with supporters in 2013 and the renewal of the agreement in 2018. The energy intensity reduction target should be agreed with CONUEE on the basis of the average energy intensity of the subsector concerned and should be updated every three years. SENER will appreciate and disseminate the achievements of VA participants. In addition, CONUEE conducts an evaluation of the program every two years. The main objective of the voluntary agreement on continuous improvement of the energy efficiency of small network equipment (SNE) is to improve the energy efficiency of equipment used for access to private broadband internet services, while promoting rapid innovation and the timely introduction of new features for consumers. All major Internet service providers and many major manufacturers are participating in the agreement. CONUEE has defined the specifications for conducting energy audits to assess the energy efficiency potential in each facility. The signing of voluntary agreements is supported by learning networks and technical assistance and in turn supports the National Energy Management Programme (PRONASGEN).

Follow the latest developments in the sector`s energy-saving effort. The Canadian Energy Efficiency Voluntary Agreement Program (CEEVA) includes two important initiatives committed to further improving the energy efficiency of set-top boxes (STBs) and small network equipment (SNE): a number of EU Member States have implemented voluntary agreements (VAs) aimed at achieving energy savings and emission reductions through improved energy efficiency in different end-use sectors. , especially to the industry. In December 2017, CONUEE signed the first voluntary energy efficiency agreement with Nestlé México (a major food and beverage company). The company plans to invest more than MXN 70 million in its Nescafé plant in Toluca to reduce energy consumption by 13%. This analysis concludes that voluntary agreements can still have a future in Europe, provided there is still room to stimulate effective energy consumption practices in the industry, compared to an ever stricter base, which is both profitable for the government and attractive to industry. One of the requirements of any voluntary agreement is the publication of an annual report prepared by an independent director. Each report contains a summary of the compliance, trends and detailed energy measurements of each device during the reference period.

Voluntary energy efficiency agreements in Canada have been adopted to improve the energy efficiency of set-top boxes and small network (SNE) equipment, while promoting innovation and competition.