Ecodesign status: Final regulation

Labelling status: Coming products

801/2013: Networked standby losses of energy using products

Last updated: 11 November 2019

The European Commission has let conduct a revision study about standby and has sent out proposals for revised eco-design regulation for standby and network standby. The Commission is expected to convene a standby and network standby meeting in autumn 2019.

Networked standby is included in the standby review study, see Lot 6.

Ecodesign requirements for standby, off mode electric power consumption of electrical and electronic household and office equipment entered into force in September 2013. The Regulation also includes special requirements for televisions (Lot 5) and coffee machines (Lot 25).


A horizontal regulation was adopted since networked connectivity is a feature of a large range of products, including products that will appear in the future. The scope of the standy regulation (see lot 6), was considered to be suitable also for networked standby.

A networked standby condition that maintains a certain level of network connectivity but deactivates main functions, could decrease overall energy consumption of such a product significantly.

Products that are able to be reactivated over a network would typically be IT- and Consumer electronics equipment, such as:

  • Personal computers
  • Displays
  • Networked storage
  • Imaging equipment
  • Networked equipment

Examples of products excluded from the power consumption limits in the regulation are workstations, desktop thin clients, smale-scle servers and computer servers.

Functions and conditions related to standby and networked standby are interlinked; In certain cases, standby requirements and networked standby requirements can both apply to the same product.

Ecodesign requirements

The requirements are introduced in two stages:

  • From 1 January 2015: 12 Watt for products with High Network Availability (HiNA) and 6 Watts for equipment without High Network Availability.
  • From 1 January 2017: 8 Watt for products with High Network Availability (HiNA) and 3 Watts for products without High Network Availability. This requirement does not apply to large format printing equipment.
Date Process Key documents
2017-09 Draft report

Commision regulation draft (pdf), Annexes (pdf), Expainaltory notes (pdf)

2017-04-07 Final report

Review study on Standby Regulation No 1275/2008 (pdf)

2015-07 Study launch

Review study on Standby Regulation (website)

2014-12 Guidance document issued

Guidance document (docx)

2013-09 Ecodesign regulation in force

Regulation 801/2013 (pdf)

2011-06 Final report published

Final report (zip)


Archived documents (zip)