Energy Efficiency Regulations


Amendment 14 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations was published in Canada Gazette Part II on October 31, 2018. While some provisions come into force upon publication, most provisions of this Amendment will come into force on April 30, 2019. The Guide to the Regulations will be updated with new requirements for affected products in time for the coming-into-force of the Amendment.

Regulatory definition

Television, 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

Compliant product models

Televisons as listed on NRCan’s searchable database

Testing standard

CSA C62301-11

Energy efficiency regulations by province

Some provinces also have their own energy efficiency regulations for many of the federally regulated products – find out which ones!

Energy efficiency standard

Energy performance standard for televisions
Off mode Standby mode
With display on Without a display or with display inactive
≤ 0.5 W ≤ 1 W ≤ 0.5 W

Television products must also be capable of entering off mode or standby mode.


  • Display – a clock or other device that provides visual alphanumeric or graphical information or indicates the status of the equipment
  • W – watts

Energy efficiency report requirements

  • name of product
  • brand name
  • model number
  • manufacturer
  • 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
  • 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.