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Energy Technology Criteria List
The Energy Technology List (ETL) was a UK Government backed energy-efficiency scheme that encouraged private and public sector organisations to procure market leading energy- efficient plant and machinery.
The ETL was in two-parts; the Energy Technology Criteria List (ETCL) and the Energy Technology Product List (ETPL). The ETCL defined the specific high-performance criteria that a product must meet in order to be listed on the ETPL. Those criteria included functional specification, energy-efficiency and other performance measures. It aimed to identify and promote the top 10-25% performing products in each of its product types. The ETPL was the list of products that have been assessed as being compliant with the ETCL criteria.
The ETL informed the Enhanced Capital Allowance scheme which was introduced by the Government in 2001, creating a scheme that allows businesses to write off the entire cost of any product included on the Energy Technology List (ETL) against taxable profits.
Both lists at the time reviewed by BEIS to ensure that the criteria and listed products fully reflected technological advancements in the marketplace, changing market trends/dynamics, and the development of products legislation and other regulations.
The Enhanced Capital Allowance scheme for energy and water efficient plant and machinery ended in April 2020, it was replaced by the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) scheme, which was another form of accelerated tax relief which businesses could consider when buying new equipment.
- The ETL features 62 technology categories and has over 8,000 energy efficient products that purchasers can quickly search and compare
- The scheme is Government-backed and impartial. It independently verifies products featured and is open and transparent about how it researches and creates its criteria
- Listed products align to the latest Government policies and are associated with industry best practice
- The ETL provides detailed product information and contact information for suppliers, including website links
- Energy efficient products are becoming more attractive to purchasers as they can help save on running costs (OPEX) and likely have shorter pay-back periods than non-ETL compliant products
- Products across multiple categories can be easily evaluated to help purchasers understand how, when combined, they can increase energy savings
- The application process is simple and getting your product listed is free
- Listing your product on the ETL ensures it’s aligned to the latest Government policies and associated with industry best practice
- Independent verification of a product’s energy efficiency performance from a trusted source, such as the Government, goes a long way in providing assurance for potential purchasers
- The ETL is an additional sales channel for your products that benefits from its own marketing and advertising activity
- Listing your products on the ETL gives them wider visibility and increased market exposure which can help reduce your transaction costs. Also, manufacturers will gain access to markets where Government Buying Standards (GBS) specify the ETL
- You can benchmark products against competitors’ using the ET. comparison tables to keep up to date with latest innovations
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