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Energy Efficient Electric Motor Selection

COURSE NO: E04-016
Energy Efficient Electric Motor Selection
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an overview of the characteristics, economics, and benefits of standard versus high-efficiency motors. It covers the economic and operational factors to be considered when motor purchase decisions are being made.


The majority of electrical energy consumed in most industrial facilities is used to run electric motors. By incorporating energy efficient electric motors during new construction or replacement can increase productivity while achieving substantial energy and dollar savings. The efficiency gains are obtained through the use of refined design, better materials, and improved construction.


This 4 PDH online course is applicable to electrical engineers, energy auditors, plant managers, plant engineers, and others interested in energy management or preventative maintenance programs.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Knowing when to buy energy efficient motors
  • Understanding energy efficient motor performance and price
  • Determining and comparing motor efficiencies
  • Learning how much one can save on energy efficient motor
  • Obtaining motor efficiency data
  • Knowing the energy efficient motor selection guidelines
  • Learning about Speed, Design Voltage, Enclosure, Part-load Efficiency, and Power Factor
  • Understanding motor operation under abnormal conditions
  • Understanding motor selection considerations
  • Learning about the additional benefits of energy efficient motors
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the US Department of Energy and the Bonneville Power Administration's Publication Number: DOE/BPA-34623-3, titled "Energy-Efficient Electric Motor Selection Handbook".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Energy Efficient Electric Motor Selection (1.46 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 4 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this DOE Publication.


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

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