Canadian Energy Efficiency Voluntary Agreement (CEEVA)

For the continued improvement in the energy efficiency of Set-Top Boxes (STB) and Small Network Equipment (SNE) used by consumers of Canadian residential video and Internet services.

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The Canadian Energy Efficiency Voluntary Agreement program (CEEVA) includes two important initiatives committed to continuing the ongoing improvement in the energy efficiency of Set-Top Boxes (STB) and Small Network Equipment (SNE):

  • CEEVA STB, established January 1, 2017, covers the set-top boxes that consumers obtain from the leading Canadian Pay TV service providers including cable, direct-to-home satellite, and IPTV providers.
  • CEEVA SNE, established January 1, 2020, covers Internet modems, routers, and other equipment provided by the leading Canadian Internet service providers that deliver broadband service to Canadian residential customers.

These voluntary agreements were developed in coordination with federal and provincial governments, utilities and supporting organizations.

Agreements & Reports

Voluntary Agreements

The Canadian Energy Efficiency Voluntary Agreements were adopted to drive improvements in the energy efficiency of Set-Top Boxes (STB) and Small Network Equipment (SNE) while encouraging innovation and competition. Signatories include service providers and equipment manufacturers.


Annual Reports

One of the requirements of CEEVA is the publication of an annual report. This report provides a summary of compliance, trends, and detailed energy measurements of each device for the reporting period.



Supporting Organizations

CableLabs is a non-profit research and development consortium that is dedicated to creating innovative ideas that significantly impact our cable operator members’ business. CableLabs also serves to define interoperable solutions among our members and their technology vendors in order to drive scale, reduce costs, and create competition in the supply chain. CableLabs’ membership is comprised of the major cable operators worldwide including the eight largest cable operators in Canada.

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) represents the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry and more than 2,200 companies. Members tap into valuable and innovative members-only resources: unparalleled market research, networking opportunities with business advocates and leaders, up-to-date educational programs and technical training, exposure in extensive promotional programs, and representation from the voice of the industry.

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Energy Information

Get more information on service provider signatories’ energy performance of their devices.