Rob Boteler consults government affairs for Nidec Motor Corp. and consults several trade associations involved with energy regulatory issues and government affairs under his Confluence Energy LLC. In 1991, Boteler was named chairman of the NEMA Energy Committee. In 2007, he was recognized with the prestigious Kite and Key award by NEMA for his work in advancing the development and adoption of premium efficient motors. He was instrumental in writing the electric motor section of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 and has spent the past 25 years working with the U.S. DOE to develop the federal code regulating the integral horsepower electric motors as prescribed by the Energy Policy Act. He can be reached at email@example.com or 314-422-5270.
The motor manufacturers explored design and technology options available to achieve the optimum energy savings while maintaining what the Department of Energy (DOE) refers to as “product utility.” The outcome of the evaluation was to increase the required nominal efficiency levels of the new motor rule to Premium Efficiency (Table 12-12) levels. The members of the section concluded that by moving virtually all polyphase motors to this level, a change could be achieved within two years of enactment of the federal energy code (CFR10, part 431).