Residential

Consumer Electronics Initiative


Overview

This Initiative has two primary goals: to facilitate program efforts aimed at increasing sales and market share of energy efficient consumer electronics, and to develop consistent criteria for products deemed energy efficient. CEE works with the ENERGY STAR® program to meet these goals. Ultimately, we strive to increase sales and market share of energy efficient consumer electronic products.

How to participate

You are invited to join our efforts if you are currently:

  1. deploying a significant and focused educational and promotional program for ENERGY STAR home electronics, including any or all ENERGY STAR labeled products along with energy efficient consumer electronics products and practices in general.
  2. providing incentives for home electronics that meet at least ENERGY STAR requirements, including any or all ENERGY STAR® labeled products.
  3. implementing both of the above.

In addition, we require participants to report specific program details to CEE for compilation in the annual CEE Consumer Electronics Program Summary.


Accomplishments

In 2014 the Consumer Electronics Program Center released forecasts for consumer electronics product shipments, focusing on televisions, set-top boxes, PCs, and DVD players. This effort keeps our members apprised of market growth and trends.


CEE program administrator members leverage the ENERGY STAR brand for promoting efficient consumer electronics, most commonly for televisions and computers, as indicated by the annual CEE Consumer Electronics Program Summary. Working through the CEE Residential Consumer Electronics Initiative, CEE members pool their experience and offer collective feedback to help shape the ENERGY STAR specifications. Working with the US Environmental Protection Agency and program retail and service provider partners, CEE members are increasing customer awareness of—and preference for—efficient products. This graphic shows the increased demand for energy efficient product models across three technology types.

The timeline demonstrates that updates to ENERGY STAR specifications frequently raise the bar and propel market transformation in this fast-paced product area.

Data Source
ENERGY STAR Televisions, Set-top and Cable Boxes, and Computer Program Requirements.


Participants

Arizona Public Service

Austin Energy

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company

BC Hydro

Black Hills Energy

Bonneville Power Administration

Cape Light Compact

City of Palo Alto Utilities

Commonwealth Edison Company

Consolidated Edison Company

Consumers Energy

DTE Energy

Duke Energy

Efficiency Maine

Efficiency NB

Efficiency Nova Scotia

Efficiency Vermont

Energy Trust of Oregon

FortisBC

Georgia Power

Hawaii Energy Efficiency Program

Hydro-Québec

Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources

MidAmerican Energy

Midwest Energy Efficiency

National Grid Massachusetts

National Grid New York

National Grid Rhode Island

Natural Resources Canada

Nebraska Public Power District

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships

Northeast Utilities Connecticut (now Eversource)

Northeast Utilities Massachusetts (now Eversource)

Northeast Utilities New Hampshire (now Eversource)

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

NV Energy

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

PECO

Platte River Power Authority

Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)

PPL Electric Utilities

PSEG Long Island

Rocky Mountain Power

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Salt River Project

San Diego Gas & Electric Company

SaskPower

Seattle City Light

Southern California Edison

Southwest Energy

Tacoma Power

Tennessee Valley Authority

United Illuminating Company

Vectren Corporation

Xcel Energy Colorado

Xcel Energy Minnesota