Riello UPS’s entire product portfolio fully complies with the new version of the Code of Conduct for the energy efficiency of UPS 2021-23, which was published in recent days by CEMEP and agreed with the European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC).
The new version of the CoC establishes the basic rules that manufacturers of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) located within the EU must follow for energy-efficient equipment, and at the same time increases the efficiency values required compared to the previous edition.
The goal of the new Code of Conduct is to reduce energy consumption (kWh) in Europe as much as possible by, maximizing the energy efficiency of the UPS; with these latest directives, the definition of efficiency is closer to the real conditions of use, as it is based on a weighted average of the values at 25%, 50% and 75% of the load.
Efficiency at full 100% load, which is rarely applied in practice, is no longer considered. This makes the updated definition more realistic, yet also more stringent.
The new Code of Conduct applies to three types of uninterruptible AC (alternating current) groups: online double conversion; line-interactive, and offline.
With the exception of some models designed for very specific applications, Riello UPS is proud to note that its entire range exceeds the new requirements of the highest level of energy efficiency identified as “Elite”.
This is an important recognition and incentive for the business to continue investing in research and the introduction of increasingly efficient models.
The “Elite” level, which will distinguish high energy efficiency UPSs, is important because it will also be used within the specific Code of Conduct for Data Centers: in fact, the parameters of the Code stipulate any new data centre build must only install UPS compliant with the "CoC for UPS Elite requirements", such as the Riello UPS range of uninterruptible power supplies.
Riello UPS was the first UPS manufacturer in Europe to use the Code of Conduct to develop the Eco Energy Level tool, which rates all products according to their efficiency. It is a transparent way for customers to easily choose the most efficient UPS system.