Principles of governance (dos and don'ts) and good examples.

The Energy Efficiency Market Report is the IEA’s flagship report on energy efficiency trends around the world.

Questions addressed in this year’s report include: Are we improving energy efficiency fast enough to achieve our climate goals? Which countries and policies are having the greatest impact and what is the secret to their success? How much is being invested in energy efficiency globally, in specific regions and in the main energy-consuming sectors? How are low energy prices impacting energy efficiency investments? What are the multiple benefits of energy efficiency for the climate, energy security and public budgets? What are the market trends for energy efficiency services and financing?

Speaker for this webinar: Tyler Bryant

Energy Efficiency Obligations (EEOs) are a strong driver of energy savings in Europe and around the world. Many Member States have chosen EEOs as an important policy to support compliance with Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive.

This webinar draws on the recently published “Toolkit for Energy Efficiency Obligations” to discuss elements of EEO design, and specifically to answer: What are the main considerations for designing, implementing, and (over time) improving EEOs? What are examples of best practices that have led to successful schemes? And what are some of the most frequent barriers and how might they be overcome?

For decades energy savings are estimated, while only the last decade harmonisation and (in-ternational) standardisation started. This webinar will provide an overview on the harmonisation of energy savings calculation in Europa (the top-down and bottom-up approach) and in the USA (Uniform Methods Project) and the standards developed by the  European Standardisation Or-ganisation CEN and the International Standardisation Organisation (ISO).

The core of the webinar  will be the experiences from work conducted by experts from the USA, France Spain, Norway, The Netherlands, South Korea and Switzerland. The experts agreed on key elements to document  the formula  and the input data for calculating annual energy savings and related greenhouse gas emissions. The experts applied these key elements to energy savings programmes in their country. A selection from  these case applications will be presented.

Users are taking centre stage in future energy systems. Smart grids will only succeed if we take into account the desires, motivations and concerns of people. Developing smart grid products and services represents not only a technological challenge, but an equally importantly a social challenge. The project S3C (Smart Consumer, Smart Customer, Smart Citizen) developed a toolkit with 50 practical guidelines and tools on how to engage consumers in smart energy projects. It covers a wide range of topics. How to better understand the needs of target groups? How to set up attractive incentives or reward schemes? How can I effectively communicate with customers? The webinar will present you with elaborated solutions for the effective engagement of consumers, customer and citizens. 

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) conducts, every two years, the ACEEE National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource (EER Conference).  This is widely regarded as the premier conference in the U.S. on the subject of energy efficiency as a utility system resource.  This presentation will describe the history and purpose of this conference, and provide a summary of highlights from the most recent event (held in September 2015), which featured presentations by over 75 experts in the utility energy efficiency program field.  It will also provide information on how to access the presentations from this event as well as prior EER conferences.

Energy Labelling has progressively become a must-have in the energy efficiency policy toolbox. When implemented with care, energy labelling presents a face that energy efficiency –also known as the invisible fuel- often misses. Energy labels help end-use consumers to make more informed decisions when purchasing a product, equipment or system. Fascinating too is to see how energy labels facilitate and shape market transformation strategies when combined for instance with fiscal or financial scheme. What lessons can be learned from the implementation of the European energy labels? What are the possible options for consolidating such high -visibility policy instruments in the future? The presentation will recall the conditions of the elaboration of the first European labels, discuss achievements and share views to reinforce existing schemes. 

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.