Energy and Appliance Standards for Plug Loads: Assessing Current Needs and Future Opportunities


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Energy and Appliance Standards for Plug Loads: Assessing Current Needs and Future Opportunities
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project will evaluate the energy consumption of multiple plug load device types in various operating modes and configurations; and quantify statewide market size and energy use in order to determine potential savings associated with their inclusion in futures energy codes and standards.

Contact Information

Felix Villanueva
Agency Name
Utility Engineer
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Davis, Irvine
Orange, Yolo
Northern California, Southern California
Cross Streets
633 Pena Dr
Other Location Info
4300 Calit2 Building, Irvine 92697

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves testing and analyzing the energy usage of different types of commercially available electronic devices such as printers, modems, and computers and commercial lab equipment like fume hoods and centrifuges. This project is exempt under Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15301 because it involves operation and use of existing laboratory facilities at University of California campuses and involves negligible or no expansion of the existing use.


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