The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNOPR) pertaining to test procedures for consumer and certain commercial water heaters (August 15, 2016).
DOE is proposing to revise its test procedures for central air conditioners and heat pumps (CAC/HP). DOE published several proposals in a November 2015 supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNOPR).
Money will enhance the culture of security within DOE’s utility members’ organizations
August 15, 2016
Over the next three years, DOE funding will be used by APPA and NRECA to develop security tools, educational resources, updated guidelines, and training on common strategies that can be used to cultivate an improved cyber and physical security culture.
President Paul Stalknecht lobbies energy secretary for quality installations
June 27, 2016
Stalknecht noted the quote as a way to introduce quality installations as a viable solution to the problem. He also pointed out that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a study in 2014 that examined energy penalties due to poor installations in residential HVAC units.