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Impact evaluation of Energy Efficiency and DSM programmes

Teacher Harry Vreuls

Description

The presentation starts combing the well known input-output-impact chain within a preferred evaluation framework dealing with the  evaluation questions:

  1. Effectiveness: To what extents have the expected objectives been achieved?
  2. Efficiency: Have the objectives been achieved at lowest cost?
  3. Utility & Sustainability: Do the expected effects contribute to a net increase in energy efficiency and sustainability?

The presentation will give you knowledge and practical examples for 7 key analytic elements of policy measure and energy efficiency programme evaluations:

  1. Policy measure theory used in the programme.
  2. Specification of indicators for the success of a measure.
  3. The baselines for the selected indicators.
  4. Assessment of outputs and outcomes.
  5. Assessment of energy savings and emissions reductions and other relevant impacts.
  6. The calculation of costs, cost-efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
  7. The level of evaluation effort.

These 7 key elements will be elaborated for several programmes, based on practical experiences from all over the world including building codes, general information, labelling and information centres, price reducing policies, taxation systems and voluntary agreements.

The presentation will be finalised with a overview on recent development, among others: Increasing harmonisation and standardisation of energy savings calculations, impact evaluation of behavioural programmes and evaluation of packages of programmes.

The presentation is based on work within the IEA DSM Agreement resulting in an evaluation guidebook, based on national case studies and on national end international experiences.

Duration (hours)

1