Electric motors consume about 70% of the total industrial electricity, or about 40% of the world’s electricity. Improving the efficiency of electric motors in the industry is therefore one of the most important and significant ways to reduce GHG emissions. According to IEA, “Electric motors and the systems they drive are the single largest electrical end‐use, consuming more than twice as much as lighting, the next largest end‐use. It is estimated that motors account for between 43% and 46% of all global electricity consumption”. IEA estimates that the electricity consumption of motors can be reduced by 20% with appropriate policies and regulations (with MEPS based on IE3) and by 30% should additional proactive measures are taken.
ICASEA supports the adoption of IEC60034 series as well as ambitious policy measures to encourage the industry in adopting higher efficiency motors.