The Motor and Generator Section of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association today announced it will establish a Premium Motor energy efficiency program. Traditionally, there has been no industry consensus specification defining high efficiency or premium efficiency motors. Recent power supply issues and utility deregulation have brought attention to the need to help motor users optimize motor systems efficiency. The Energy Policy Act of 1992 imposed energy efficiency standards on many classes of motors. Since then, many users and motor repair shops have become confused over the lack of consistency in terms describing integral motor premium efficiency performance.