Platform for dialogue and sharing of information helps implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive – new report

(eceee news, 14 Jan 2020) A new report from The Concerted Action of the Energy Efficiency Directive (CA EED), covering the entire energy efficiency landscape, showcases its activities and most recent successes.

The Concerted Action of the Energy Efficiency Directive, the European Platform for national Energy Efficiency Directive implementers aims to facilitate learning and promote good practices across Member States and strengthen efficient implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive.

Activities of CA EED include Plenary Meetings, Study visits, In-depth Workshops and, more recently, collaboration with two related Concerted Actions; one for the Renewable Energy Directive (RES) and the other the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).

According to the report, the CA EED has worked towards three consistent objectives, which remain the three pillars by which the CA monitors its impact:

  • Facilitating effective sharing of information and real-world experiences, and the promotion of good practice examples, of implementing the EED from individual Member States perspective.
  • Encouraging open and constructive dialogue between Member States on common approaches for effective implementation of specific parts of the Directive
  • Complementing the work of the EED Committee in assisting the European Commission.

The CA EED covers the whole of the energy efficiency landscape, divided into fourteen areas. Each area is represented within the action by independent experts.

  • Energy efficiency schemes & savings calculations (EEOS & alternative measures, Monitoring & verification)
  • Public buildings (public buildings, public purchasing, Long term building renovation strategy)
  • Metering & grid efficiency (Metering, billing & billing information, Demand side resources, Grid efficiency & transformation efficiency)
  • Energy services & audits (Energy services & ESCOs, Energy audits & management systems, Certification of energy services & training of auditors)
  • Heating & cooling (Efficiency in energy supply, high efficiency CHP & heating/cooling)
  • Finance & information (Finance, Information & training)

Examples of success stories in the report are:

  • Ireland has learned a lot from the CA EED Plenary Meetings. Following the Bucharest and Helsinki plenaries, Ireland engaged with Denmark, Slovakia and Slovenia on the success of their EPC programmes.
  • As a direct result of connections made at the Vienna Plenary Meeting; a workshop: ‘Best Practices in Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme Implementation’ was organised as a joint event with SEDA Bulgaria hosting and supported by HERA Italy.

According to the report, energy efficiency is at the heart of successful reduction in carbon emissions, alongside the increase in renewable energy sources and building efficiency.

View the report here