Televisions – Standby Power

Energy Efficiency Regulations

Regulatory definition

An analog or digital device designed primarily for the display and reception of a terrestrial, satellite, cable, Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) or other broadcast or recorded transmission of analog or digital video and audio signals and includes:

  • a household television monitor, namely a device without an internal tuner, receiver or playback device;
  • a combination television, namely a system in which a television and an additional device or devices, including a DVD player or VCR are combined into a single unit in which the additional device is included in the television casing; and
  • a component television, namely a television composed of two or more separate components marketed and sold as a television under one model or system designation;

but does not include:

  • a computer monitor, namely, an analog or digital device designed primarily for the display of computer generated signals and that is not marketed for use as a television.

Compliance Date

Manufactured on or after January 1, 2013.


List of Compliant Models


Test Standard

CSA C62301

Energy Efficiency Standard
Off Mode Limit Standby Mode Limit
With Display Without Display
0.5 W 1 W 0.5 W

Energy Efficiency Report Requirements

  • product name;
  • brand name;
  • model number;
  • manufacturer name;
  • the name of the certification body or province whose verification mark will be on the product or its package;
  • standby mode power consumption, in watts, and if applicable with information display active; with information display inactive; and without status information display;
  • period of time, in minutes, between enabling the standby mode and completing the standby power consumption measurement; and
  • power consumption, in watts, in off mode.

Download the energy efficiency reporting template.

This document does not constitute part of the Energy Efficiency Act (Act) or its associated regulations.  This document is an administrative document that is intended to facilitate compliance by the regulated party with the Act and its associated regulations.  This document is not intended to provide legal advice regarding the interpretation of the Act or its associated regulations. If a regulated party has questions about their legal obligations or responsibilities under the Act or its associated regulations, they should seek the advice of legal counsel.