Dear Stakeholders,

This is to inform you that Amendment 13 to Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations has been published in the Canada Gazette, Part II. This is a significant milestone for Natural Resources Canada’s continued work under its Forward Regulatory Plan 2016-18 .

The Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016  have been published, along with a Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement.  These regulations come into force on June 28, 2017; six months after publication.

Stakeholders are encouraged to visit the Canada Gazette or Natural Resources Canada’s website for more information.


Debbie Scharf
Director, Equipment Division
Office of Energy Efficiency
Natural Resources Canada
930 Carling Ave, Building 3, 1st Floor
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0Y3

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