Date: February 16, 2017
Time: 15h00-16h00 Central European Time (check your local time)

Now that the European Commission’s ‘winter package’ has been released, it is critical to consider the potential for a radically different EM&V regime for Europe – i.e., one that can ensure that Member States are delivering real savings through 2020 (and beyond).

This webinar will provide a ‘refresher course’ to those with a basic understanding of EM&V methods and focus on a few best practices examples including EM&V methodologies for efficiency obligation schemes, white certificate schemes, and voluntary measures. Participants will learn what types of EM&V might work best within different policy contexts, regulatory drivers and other constraints (e.g., data availability).

This webinar will consider some of the findings of a study undertaken by Ricardo Energy & Environment for the European Commission looking at implementation of Article 8 of the EU Energy Directive across Member States.

The webinar will consider the various approaches to implementation and explore the challenges faced by large enterprises arising from the differences.

Speaker for this webinar: Ian Behling

Article 7 is a key provision of the European Energy Efficiency Directive which established a set of binding measures to help the EU reach its 20% energy efficiency target by 2020. Each member state has to calculate its own savings target, and demonstrate how it will deliver the target between 2014 and 2020.

This webinar introduces the main features of Article 7, shows how member states have implemented it, and discusses the challenge of evaluating its impact given the heterogeneity of policy responses.

The webinar will conclude with a number of options how a revised Article 7 can be simplified and streamlined, how transparency of implementation can be improved and how member states could be supported to deliver energy efficiency more effectively.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) launched their recent publication, “Capturing the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency,” at IEPPEC in Berlin (September 2014). Following the launch of the publication, the IEA and IEPPEC have collaborated to explore and address the evaluation process relating to these multiple impacts/ benefits.

This webinar will cover one focus area of that collaboration – i.e., the development of a conceptual framework aimed to provide some guidance regarding the evaluation process of these multiple benefits/impacts within the scope of an energy efficiency programme or policy.

This webinar will provide an overview of the draft framework as well as an early opportunity for researchers and evaluators to offer feedback prior to more in-depth discussion with a panel at this year’s IEPPEC June 7-9 in Amsterdam.)

Evaluation is an essential tool for policy makers and programme managers; it enables them to understand the difference their work makes and to find ways to improve their effectiveness. The webinar will introduce evaluation approaches and methods and provide practical, step-by-step guidance on how to conduct an evaluation. Attendees will also learn about the experience and support available through the IEPPEC community and how it can help them to conduct better evaluations.

This webinar is suitable for anyone with an interest in evaluation of energy policies and programmes.