Uninterruptible Power Supplies — Version 1.0 Specification

The Version 1.0 ENERGY STAR UPS specification was finalized on May 10, 2012 and shall take effect on August 1, 2012. Materials related to the development process are provided below. Stakeholders with questions may contact ups@energystar.gov.

Updated Version 1.0 Program Requirements for Uninterruptible Power Supplies (Rev. Jul-2012) — August 1, 2012

EPA has released the Revised Version 1.0 ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for UPSs, which include a clarification relating to Diesel Rotary UPSs (DRUPS), requiring the demonstration of compliance with the Clean Air Act for models sold in the United States. This revision was proposed in a memo to stakeholders distributed on June 25; this proposal was further revised based on stakeholder comments, resulting in the version available at the links below.

ENERGY STAR UPS V1.0 Specification Proposal for Diesel-rotary UPSs — June 25, 2012

EPA proposed a minor addition to the requirements for diesel-rotary UPS (DRUPS) systems under the UPS V1.0 specification. Please see the memo below for more details. EPA welcomes stakeholders to submit written comment on the proposal to UPS@energystar.gov by Wednesday, July 11, 2012.

Final Version 1.0 Program Requirements for Uninterruptible Power Supplies — May 10, 2012

Stakeholder Comments on the Final Draft Specification and Test Method

Draft Power and Performance Data Sheet — April 18, 2012

EPA released a draft of the ENERGY STAR Version 1.0 Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Power and Performance Data Sheet (PPDS) electronic product comparison tool (interactive "widget") on April 18, 2012. EPA is currently reviewing stakeholder feedback and continuing to develop the PPDS for release in summer 2012. Stakeholders will continue to receive notifications on the progress of the PPDS as well as related items for review in the coming months.

Final Draft Specification & Test Method for Uninterruptible Power Supplies — April 5, 2012

EPA and DOE released the ENERGY STAR Final Draft UPS specification and test method along with accompanying documents for stakeholder review. Stakeholders are invited to submit comments to the EPA via email to UPS@energystar.gov by Tuesday, April 24, 2012.

Stakeholder Comments on the February 3rd Memorandum

Stakeholder Webinar — February 15, 2012

EPA and DOE hosted a webinar to present the documents published on February 3, namely the Updated Draft Test Method and proposed changes for inclusion in the Final Draft Specification. EPA and DOE welcome stakeholders to submit written comments via email to ups@energystar.gov by Friday, Ferburary 24, 2012.

Memorandum Outlining Proposed Changes to the UPS Specification and Test Method — February 3, 2012

The following memorandum outlines proposed changes to the draft UPS specification and test method. EPA and DOE will host a stakeholder webinar on Wednesday, February 15th, from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST. To RSVP, please email ups@energystar.gov.

Release of DOE UPS Test Data — December 13, 2011

DOE has released de–indentified test data used to develop and validate the draft UPS test method. Please direct any questions or comments to UPS@energystar.gov.

Stakeholder Comments on Draft 3 Specification and Test Method for Uninterruptible Power Supplies

Release of Dc-output/Rectifier Anonymized Dataset and Analysis — November 14, 2011

EPA released the Dc-output/Rectifier anonymized dataset and anlysis used in determing performance levels in the Draft 2 and 3 ENERGY STAR UPS specifications. Stakeholders are invited to submit comments pertaining to the anonymized dataset, the Draft 3 ENERGY STAR specification, and the revised Test Method to the EPA via email to UPS@energystar.gov by Tuesday, November 22, 2011.

Stakeholder Webinar — November 8, 2011

EPA and DOE hosted a webinar to present an overview of the ENERGY STAR UPS V1.0 Draft 3 Specification & Test Method documents released on October 25, 2011. EPA and DOE welcome stakeholders to submit written comments via email to ups@energystar.gov by Tuesday, November 22, 2011.

Draft 3 Specification & Test Method for Uninterruptible Power Supplies — October 25, 2011

EPA released the ENERGY STAR Draft 3 UPS specification and test method along with accompanying documents for stakeholder review. Stakeholders are invited to submit comments to the EPA via email to UPS@energystar.gov by Tuesday, November 22, 2011. EPA will also host an online meeting to discuss specification development on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, from 10 AM to 3:00 PM, Eastern Time. If you have not yet registered to participate in the meeting, please do so by Thursday, November 3, 2011, via email to UPS@energystar.gov.

Stakeholder Comments on Uninterruptible Power Supplies Draft 2 Specification and Draft ENERGY STAR Test Method

Data Center Energy Efficiency Metrics Stakeholder Webinar — August 8, 2011

The EPA ENERGY STAR Product Labeling and Buildings teams jointly hosted a webinar to discuss data center efficiency initiatives as they relate to the communications and measurement requirements for uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs).

Stakeholder Webinar — August 1, 2011

EPA hosted a webinar to present an overview of the ENERGY STAR UPS V1.0 Draft 2 Specification documents released on July 15, 2011. EPA welcomes stakeholders to submit written comments via email to ups@energystar.gov by August 11, 2011.

Draft 2 Specification for Uninterruptible Power Supplies — July 20, 2011

EPA released an ENERGY STAR Draft 2 specification for UPSs and accompanying documents for stakeholder review. Stakeholders are invited to submit comments to the EPA via email to UPS@energystar.gov by Thursday, August 11, 2011. EPA will also host an online meeting to discuss specification development on Monday, August 1, 2011, from 10:00am to 3:00pm, EST. If you have not yet registered to participate in the meeting, please do so by Thursday, July 28, 2011, via email to UPS@energystar.gov.

Stakeholder Comments on Uninterruptible Power Supplies Draft 1 Specification and Final Draft ENERGY STAR Test Method

Anonymized Dataset for Uninterruptible Power Supplies — May 19, 2011

EPA released the anonymized dataset and analysis used in determining performance levels in the ENERGY STAR Draft 1 specification for UPSs for stakeholder review. Stakeholders are invited to submit comments pertaining to the anonymized dataset, the Draft 1 ENERGY STAR specification and the revised Test Method, published on May 5, to the EPA via email to ups@energystar.gov by June 3, 2011.

Draft 1 Specification for Uninterruptible Power Supplies May 5, 2011

EPA released an ENERGY STAR Draft 1 specification for UPSs and accompanying documents for stakeholder review. Stakeholders are invited to submit comments to the EPA via email to ups@energystar.gov by May 27, 2011. EPA will also hold an in-person meeting to discuss specification development on Thursday, May 12, 2011, from 9 AM to 3:30 PM, Eastern Time. If you have not yet registered to participate in the meeting, whether in person or virtually, please do so by Monday, May 9, 2011, via email to ups@energystar.gov.

Beginning of Phase 2 Dataset Assembly: New Testing According to Final Draft ENERGY STAR Test Method — February 2, 2011

EPA sent out a letter to stakeholders summarizing the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) test results that have been added to the ENERGY STAR dataset by manufacturers during the recently concluded Phase 1 of dataset assembly. With this letter, EPA also signaled the beginning of Phase 2 and will be working with manufacturers to coordinate the priorities for Phase 2 testing.

Final Draft Test Method for Uninterruptible Power Supplies — December 27, 2010

EPA has revised its proposed ENERGY STAR test method for UPSs, resulting in the Final Draft Test Method and accompanying documents. With the publication of the Final Draft Test Method, EPA begins assembling data for use in specification development.

To address stakeholder concern regarding testing time, EPA will be splitting the dataset assembly period into two phases. In Phase 1, manufacturers are encouraged to submit existing test data (collected according to draft versions of IEC 62040–3) to ups@energystar.gov by January 15. Analysis of this data will guide Phase 2: new testing according to the Final Draft Test Method.

Webinar to Discuss End–User Concerns Relating to Uninterruptible Power Supplies — December 13, 2010

EPA hosted a webinar to present and solicit comments specifically from UPS end–users on the Draft test method, distributed on November 15, 2010, and presented in a webinar on November 19, 2010.

Webinar to Discuss Draft Test Procedure for Uninterruptible Power Supplies — November 19, 2010

EPA hosted a Webinar on November 19, 2010, to receive stakeholder feedback on the Draft Test Procedure for Uninterruptible Power Supplies. The meeting materials are provided below. EPA welcomes comments on the test procedure through December 8, 2010.

Draft Test Procedure for Uninterruptible Power Supplies — November 15, 2010

EPA released a draft ENERGY STAR test method for UPSs and accompanying documents for stakeholder review. The final date for provision of comments on the draft test procedure will be December 8, 2010. EPA will also hold a Webinar to discuss the draft test method on Friday, November 19, 2010, from 11 am to 2 pm Eastern Time. Please RSVP to UPS@energystar.gov no later than Wednesday, November 17, 2010, if you would like to participate.

Stakeholder Announcement Letter and Comment Summary — October 27, 2010

EPA sent a letter to stakeholders to update them on recent progress in the specification development process for Uninterruptible Power Supplies and provide a timeline of next steps. A summary of stakeholder comments received in response to the Specification Framework was also attached.

Stakeholder Comments on Uninterruptible Power Supplies Specification Framework Document

Stakeholder Conference Call — March 24, 2010

EPA will hold a stakeholder conference call to discuss the ENERGY STAR UPS specification framework on Wednesday, March 24, from 11:00am to 1:00pm, Eastern Time. If you wish to participate in this meeting, please RSVP to ups@energystar.gov by March 19. Call in line information and meeting materials will be forwarded via email prior to the event.

Uninterruptible Power Supplies Specification Framework Document — February 16, 2010

Announcement Letter — February 3, 2010