Technologies to reduce the load level.

The webinar will review results from academic evaluations of energy efficiency and climate mitigation policies that have targeted energy-intensive industry on EU and Member State level. The EU emissions trading system, by some portrayed as Europe´s flagship policy to tackle climate change, has had little effect in triggering innovative low-carbon solutions. Other policy approaches taken by Member States have centred on site-level energy management practices linked with national incentives and obligations that stimulates industrial energy efficiency as a strategy aiming at multiple objectives. Remarks are also made about policy design and the role of evaluation to foster policy improvements.

Suggested reading: Stenqvist, C. (2013). Industrial energy efficiency improvement - the role of policy and evaluation. Doctoral dissertation. Lund: Lund University.

Speakers for this webinar: Christian Stenqvist

Research however states that there is still large untapped energy efficiency potential which deployment is hindered by the existence of various barriers to energy efficiency. The complexity of improved energy efficiency in manufacturing industry calls for an interdisciplinary approach to the issue. The book “Improving Energy Efficiency in Industrial Energy Systems” applies: “an interdisciplinary perspective in examining energy efficiency in industrial energy systems, and discusses how “cross-pollinating” perspectives and theories from the social and engineering sciences can enhance our understanding of barriers, energy audits, energy management, policies, and programmes as they pertain to improved energy efficiency in industry.”

By Peter Mallaburn (Policy to Practice Ltd)

Industrial energy audits were amongst the first energy efficiency policy measures developed in response to the oil shocks of the 1970s. Since then they have become enormously popular in industrialised economies. In the EU they are mandatory for large organisations under the EU Energy Efficiency Directive. Developing countries are considering them as they scale up their own climate programmes.

So interest in audits can only grow. But, from a policy-maker’s perspective, do they work? How do they work? How could they work for me? Certainly, in principle, audits are extremely important because they get to the heart of how a company uses energy. But after 40 years, the scientific literature on audits is large and complex and difficult for the non-specialist policy-maker to wade though.  

This webinar tell the story of audits in a way designed to cut through this complexity. It recounts the history of audits and sets out why they are important. It sets out some of the main features of successful audit programmes, and, from the practical experience of the speaker, how to go about putting one together. It then considers the main problems with audits and how these can be addressed. Finally the talk will look ahead to see how audits might evolve in the near future.

Date: December 16, 2015
Time: 15h00-16h00 Central European Time (check your local time)

Measurement & Verification (M&V) is a prerequisite to assess the quantitative outcomes and performance of energy, water or CO2 saving measures and to translate ‘NWh’ into savings cash flows for financing and other purposes.

Task 16 proposes simplified M&V approaches for electricity, heat, water or CO2 saving measures in combination with so called quality assurance instruments to verify the functionality and quality of ECMs, but not necessarily their exact quantitative outcome.

We would like to introduce the concept and discuss applicability and limitations of these approaches.

PS: IPMVP has recently formed subcommittee to explore further options based on the Task 16 paper.

Energy efficiency is the “1st fuel”, the easiest and cheapest solution to decrease energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. But profitable energy-efficiency investments often remain undecided, which results in a huge energy-efficiency gap and in growing GHG emissions.

The presentation will provide knowledge and practical examples of a business management approach enabling to overcome the barriers to energy efficiency and to more successfully sell energy performance projects to large energy consumers.

This unique triple approach is: 1. Customized: understanding energy users’ business models and value creation processes; 2. Systemic: developing energy management to make energy visible at all organizational levels; 3. Strategic: making energy-efficiency investment strategic to enable them to come out on top in the internal competition for human and financial resources;

This webinar will introduce the ‘Facilitator’ concept and discuss its added value for the development of comprehensive, performance based demand side EE and RE projects and ESCo markets. Besides enabling project development, another important feature of the buyer-led project facilitation approach is to foster competition between ESCos, other EE suppliers but also financiers on a fair and supportive playing field.

During the webinar we will discuss questions such as: What challenges and barriers does a (potential) client encounter, when setting out to procure comprehensive, performance based energy service packages or EE projects? Which know-how, procedures and organizational change processes are needed? And how can clients be enabled to do so?

The webinar builds on a recent ECEEE publication by IEA DSM Task 16.

By David Crossley (RAP)

An energy efficiency obligation (EEO) is a regulatory mechanism that requires obligated parties to meet quantitative energy saving targets by delivering or procuring eligible energy savings produced by implementing approved end-use energy efficiency measures.

Governments have endeavoured to improve end-use energy efficiency, and in some cases to also achieve other objectives, by designing and implementing schemes that place EEOs on particular parties.

This course summarises the results from detailed case studies and a unique comparative analysis of 19 different EEO schemes implemented in a range of jurisdictions around the world.

The course also identifies a set of best practices that can be employed in designing and implementing an EEO scheme.