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Low Standby Power Products

Low Standby Power Products

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) develops acquisition guidance for products with low standby power. Standby power is the level of power consumption that occurs when a device is in the lowest power-consuming mode—typically when the product is switched off or not performing its primary purpose.

Federal agencies are required to purchase energy-consuming products with a standby power level of 1 watt or less when compliant models are available on the market. If a product with a standby power level of 1 watt or less is not currently available, a product with the lowest possible standby power level in the product category should be purchased.

FEMP provides resources to help agencies find low standby power products and meet purchasing requirements.