In the context of the European Ecodesign Directive, a Working Plan sets out a list of indicative products which are considered as priorities for study and, potentially, the adoption of implementing measures (such as a minimum efficiency requirement). A first Working Plan was published in October 2008 and provided an indicative list of product groups for the period 2009-2011, based on the outcomes of the Study for preparing the first Working Plan.
The Study for the second Ecodesign Working Plan started mid-November 2010, and will provide the background information and analysis which the Commission will use to establish an amended Working Plan under the Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC, whose scope was enlarged to include energy-related products. This amended Ecodesign Working plan will cover the years 2012-2014 and will establish a list of energy-related product groups which will be considered priorities for the adoption of implementing measures under the Ecodesign Directive. The aim of the study is to identify some 25 energy related product groups, ranked by environmental improvement potential.
The draft report of Tasks 1 and 2 was published on the study website on February 18th 2011. In Task 1, the background and context of the study have been described and the methodology for performing the study explained. A list of energy-related product groups was created in Task 2. The first stakeholder meeting of this study will take place on 11th March 2011 in Brussels. Final results are expected to be delivered in October 2011.