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New White Paper Explores Energy Efficiency Options for Internet-Connected Devices

05/21/2018 9:00AMSign-up to receive press releases.

ROSSLYN, Va.—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA IOTP 1-2018 Standby Power of Connected Devices and the Internet of Things. This new white paper explores the conflict between limitations on what is commonly referred to as standby power and the potential services and benefits of connected devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

"This standard encourages a system-level approach be used when approaching energy efficiency requirements for connected devices," said Alex Boesenberg, Senior Manager of Regulatory Affairs at NEMA. "Rather than treat standby power as a drain on the device or system, it should be afforded appropriate energy consumption allowances depending on the type of service provided by the connectivity."

NEMA IOTP 1-2018 is available as an electronic download at no cost on the NEMA website.


The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 325 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products and systems. Our combined industries account for 360,000 American jobs in more than 7,000 facilities covering every state. These industries produce $106 billion in shipments and $36 billion in exports of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year.

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