DOE Requests Comments on Energy Conservation Standards for Conventional Cooking Products

On February 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking that would amend energy conservation standards for consumer conventional cooking products. On February 28, 2023, DOE also published a notice of data availability, clarifying its analysis in the proposed rule. The proposed rule would require the following products to have updated maximum integrated annual energy consumption standards:

  1. Electric Coil (Open) Element Cooking Tops – 199 kWh/year
  2. Electric Smooth Element Cooking Tops – 207 kWh/year
  3. Gas Cooking Tops – 1,204 kBtu/year

In addition, the proposed rule would remove the prohibition on constant burning pilot lights. DOE estimates that the rule could have a significant economic impact on small businesses and that there is potential for small businesses to exit the market in response to the proposed rule.

Written comments on the proposed rule are due by April 3, 2023.