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August 30, 2016
HEA-16-0003 - In the Matter of Steels Pond Hydro Inc.

On August 30, 2016, OHA issued a decision denying an appeal filed by Steels Pond Hydro Inc. (Steels Pond) of a notice issued to Steels Pond by the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). In the notice, the EERE found that Steels Pond was not eligible for an incentive payment under the Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program authorized by Section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

August 3, 2016
EXS-16-0014 - In the Matter of Philips Electronics North America Corporation

On August 3, 2016, OHA granted an Application for Stay filed by Philips Electronics North America Corporation (Philips). In the Application, Philips requested a stay of enforcement of the applicable provisions of DOE’s Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial and Industrial Electric Motors (Electric Motor Efficiency Standards), published on May 29, 2014, 79 Fed. Reg. 30934, and codified at 10 CFR Part 431.

July 5, 2016
EXS-16-0012 - In the Matter of Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc., Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.

On July 5, 2016, OHA granted an Application for Stay filed by Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc. and Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc. (Siemens) in which the firm requested a stay of enforcement of the applicable provisions of DOE’s Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial and Industrial Electric Motors (Electric Motor Efficiency Standards), published on May 29, 2014, 79 Fed. Reg. 30934, and codified at 10 C.F.R. Part 431.

July 5, 2016
EXC-16-0010 - In the Matter of Visual Sound LLC dba Truetone

On July 5, 2016, OHA granted an Application for Exception filed by Visual Sound LLC dba Truetone (Truetone).  Truetone, a manufacturer of specialized noise free external power supplies (EPSs) for musical equipment, requested exception relief from the applicable provisions of 10 CFR Part 430, Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for External Power Supplies (EPS) (EPS Final Rule), codified at 10 CFR § 430.32(w).

May 6, 2016
HEA-16-0001 - In the Matter of City of Ouray, CO

On May 6, 2016, OHA issued a decision denying an appeal filed by the City of Ouray, CO (Ouray) of a notice issued to Ouray by the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). In the notice, EERE found that Ouray was eligible for an incentive payment under the Hydroelectric Production Incentives Program authorized by Section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. However, the notice found that Ouray was eligible for a payment based on 28,280 kilowatt hours of energy and not 77,021 kilowatt hours as Ouray had requested.

March 28, 2016
EXC-16-0004 - In the Matter of Eaton Corporation

On March 28, 2016, OHA denied an Application for Exception filed by Eaton Corporation (Eaton). In its Application, Eaton sought exception relief from the DOE’s distribution transformer efficiency standards, which became effective January 1, 2016.  Eaton, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is a manufacturer of electric power systems.  Due to malfunctions in its plants in late 2015, Eaton was unable to fully assemble, and certify with DOE, 28 distribution transformers before the new efficiency standards compliance date.

March 25, 2016
EXC-15-0001 - In the Matter of Reuland Electric Co.

On March 25, 2016, OHA issued a decision denying an Application for Exception filed by Reuland Electric Co. (Reuland).  In its Application, Reuland sought exception relief from the provisions of 10 CFR Part 431, Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial and Industrial Electric Blowers, 79 Fed. Reg. 30934 (2014) (Electric Motor Efficiency Standards), effective July 28, 2014 (codified at 10 C.F.R. § 431 .25).

February 23, 2016
EXS-16-0009 - In the Matter of Alcatel-Lucent USA

On February 23, 2016, OHA granted an Application for Stay filed by Alcatel-Lucent USA (Alcatel).  Alcatel requested a stay of enforcement of DOE's February 2014 Energy Conservation Standards for External Power Supplies (Conservation Standards), with respect to a shipment of external power units imported by Alcatel that landed in the United States on February 11, 2016, one day after the compliance date of the Conservation Standards.

September 10, 2015
EXR-14-0003 - In the Matter of Vaughn Thermal Corp.

On September 10, 2015, OHA issued a decision vacating a prior decision issued on April 9, 2015, denying an Application for Exception filed by Vaughn Thermal Corporation (Vaughn).  Vaughn Thermal Corp., OHA Case No.

April 9, 2015
EXC-14-0003 - In the Matter of Vaughn Thermal Corp

On April 9, 2015, OHA issued a decision denying an Application for Exception filed by Vaughn Thermal Corporation (Vaughn), in which the firm seeks relief from DOE’s revised water heater energy efficiency standards, effective April 16, 2015.  Vaughn, headquartered in Salisbury, Massachusetts, is a manufacturer of residential heaters and electronic water heater controls devices used by utilities in electric thermal storage (ETS) programs, also referred to as Demand Response (DR) programs.  At present time, these programs utilize conventional electric resistance water heaters.  However, under