On 22 May 2014, the EU’s Official Journal published Regulation 548/2014 implementing Directive 2009/125/EC (“Ecodesign Directive”) with regard to small, medium and large power transformers. It establishes eco-design requirements for the placing on the market or putting into service power transformers with a minimum power rating of 1 kVA used in 50 Hz electricity transmission and distribution networks or for industrial applications. As set out in Annex I to the Regulation, the requirements are applicable in two stages: for first-tier requirements, from 1 July 2015 and for second-tier requirements from 1 July 2021. Finally, no later than three years after the entry into force, i.e. in June 2017, the Commission must review the Regulation in the light of technological progress and present the results of this review to the Consultation Forum, a group of experts established by the Ecodesign Directive.

This Regulation can be accessed via the following link: here