The EU Energy Label for products is one of the best known and most successful energy policy tools. For its management, the European Commission created in 20171 the corresponding register, known as EPREL (European Product Register on Energy Labelling) for suppliers and manufacturers of products subject to the energy labelling regulation (EU Regulation 2017/1369), to register the entity, together with their products, in order to be able to sell in EU member states, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein (EEA, European Economic Area). As part of the Northern Ireland Protocol under the UK's withdrawal agreement from the EU, these rules continue to apply in Northern Ireland. Manufacturers established in other countries will need a supplier in one of the countries mentioned above to register their products before placing them on the EU market.
EPREL is the platform created for suppliers, manufacturers, importers or authorised representatives to register their products that require the EU energy label. Consumers can access EPREL by scanning the QR code on the energy label, where they will find publicly available information (such as energy efficiency, product dimensions, minimum warranty, annual consumption, among others). In addition, the Market Surveillance Authorities (MSAs) of the Member States can access and consult technical information for their compliance monitoring functions. Even if you have not heard of EPREL, you have probably seen the energy labels on hundreds of products.
If you are a supplier of products subject to energy labelling regulations you must be aware of the latest changes introduced by the Commission, which will require suppliers and manufacturers to verify their identity by means of a Qualified Certificate for Electronic Seal for registration in EPREL. These measures are established with the purpose of improving the integrity, identity and reliability of the registered information.
EPREL will verify the following elements:
ANF Autoridad de Certificación (ANF AC) is a Qualified Trust Service Provider (QTSP), included in the TSL of the European Commission, for the issuance of qualified certificates for Electronic Seal, compatible with the requirements for the verification of EPREL providers, in compliance with the eIDAS Regulation and ETSI EN 319 412.
Obtaining them is easy, simple and quick. We invite you to contact our Customer Service Department, to determine the optimal way for obtaining one your organization. In addition, ANF AC will advise you on the steps to be carried out in the verification process in EPREL.
You can contact ANF AC through different ways:
1 by Regulation (EU) 2017/1369, established the obligation for Suppliers to register the energy-related products they trade, following energy efficiency labelling requirements.