Written on: September 17, 2023
From the National Propane Gas Association Bobtail
On September 13, 2023, NPGA’s coalition partner, the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers announced a compromise with the Department of Energy on standards for consumer conventional cooktops. The compromise would allow for gas cooktops to use 1770 kBtu/year, a significant change from the standard proposed in the February 2023 rulemaking of 1204 KBtu/year. The compromise is only a minor deviation from the baseline standard reviewed by DOE in the proposed rulemaking, which was initially 1775 KBtu/year. This compromise should result in consumers having access to all of the features in their stoves and ranges that they have come to expect and enjoy, and have no meaningful effect on the gas stove market.
For further information on the compromise, which includes product classes beyond consumer cooktops, please contact NPGA Vice President of Regulatory & Industry Affairs Benjamin Nussdorf at firstname.lastname@example.org.