Accelerating Energy Efficiency through Digitalisation

Start/Stop Date:
28 Mar 2022
Energy Efficiency Hub / Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue
Focus Areas:
Digitalisation in Energy Efficiency
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Over the coming decades, the adoption of digital technologies is poised to accelerate. Digitalisation can make energy systems more connected, intelligent, and efficient. Digitalisation is a cross-cutting field that has relevance to all sectors including buildings, transport and industry, where new digital applications such as connected appliances, shared mobility, 3D printing, and smart manufacturing are changing the landscape. At the same time, there are significant challenges ahead if we are to ensure that the wide scale deployment of digital technologies yields energy efficient outcomes, including security and privacy risks. Policy makers and business leaders currently face complex decisions, often with incomplete information.

Moreover, the relationship between digitalisation and energy efficiency deserves more attention from policy makers and practitioners. The session will touch upon the following questions:

• What is digitalisation in the context of energy efficiency and demand flexibility?
• How can digitalisation help accelerate the clean energy transition?
• How does digitalisation allow for better control of building energy use?
• What opportunities do digital technologies create for end-use efficiency and demand flexibility?
• What are some of the challenges facing policy makers and how can collaboration improve relevant policies?

The session is designed for policy makers, practitioners and stakeholders wishing to learn more about digital technologies and their application in the energy efficiency sector. It is not meant to be a deep technical discussion but rather an exploration of common themes and work areas.

The event intends to take us one-step closer to a common and shared understanding of how digitalisation could be used to improve the efficient use of energy. Presentations and discussion are expected to generate a lively exchange about challenges and opportunities facing this field and thus foster more global collaboration