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SAFEGUARDS | Electrical & Electronics NO. 179/15

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On 21 July 2015, the European Union announced Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No. 2015/1187, supplementing Directive 2010/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, with regard to energy labelling of solid fuel boilers and packages of a solid fuel boiler, supplementary heaters, temperature controls and solar devices, and Commission Regulation (EU) No. 2015/1189, implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, with regard to ecodesign requirements for solid fuel boilers.

Delegated Regulation (EU) No. 2015/1187

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No. 2015/1187 supplementing Directive 2010/30/EU establishes requirements for the energy labelling of, and the provision of supplementary product information on, solid fuel boilers with a rated heat output of 70 kilowatt (kW) or less, and packages of a solid fuel boiler with a rated heat output of 70 kW or less, supplementary heaters, temperature controls and solar devices. It also specifies the responsibilities of suppliers and dealers, as well as the measurement and calculation methods used to define the energy efficiency index. 

Regulation (EU) No. 2015/1189

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 2015/1189,  implementing Directive 2009/125/EC, establishes ecodesign requirements for solid fuel boilers with a rated heat output of 500 kW or less, including those integrated in packages of a solid fuel boiler, supplementary heaters, temperature controls and solar devices. It also specifies ecodesign requirements and timetable, the conformity assessment, the verification procedure for market surveillance purposes, indicative benchmarks, and transitional provision.

Enforcement Action

  • Commission Regulation (EU) No. 2015 /1187 of 27 April 2015 shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union (21 July 2015). It shall apply from 1 April 2017. However, some requirements shall apply from 1 July 2017.
  • Commission Regulation (EU) No. 2015 /1189 of 28 April 2015 shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union (21 July 2015).

What do the changes mean for energy related products?

These regulations affect solid fuel boilers with a rated heat output of 70 kW or less, and packages of a solid fuel boiler with a rated heat output of 70 kW or less, supplementary heaters, temperature controls and solar devices. In addition, you must ensure products are in compliance with this regulation before it enters into force.

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