The Ecodesign review study on the Standby Regulation published its draft final report earlier this year and comments were sought before the end of April.
The study concludes that the Regulation has been effective: its ambition was appropriate and compliance has been high. But (of course) there is room for improvement.
So, the report also contains suggestions for other product categories to be included (but not professional equipment) and proposals for yet more reductions in standby power.
For instance, it is suggested that for products currently in scope the standby requirement for the reactivation function could be reduced to 0.3W, though the status display could remain at 0.5W. It is also suggested that the information requirements should apply to non-networked equipment, and that there should be further clarification of the definitions.
AMDEA members have suggested that increasing the “smartness” of appliances will complicate the status of what constitutes “standby” and is unlikely to lead to a reduction in the energy required to sustain such functionality.