Integrating Energy Efficiency First in the final update of National Energy and Climate Plans (Enefirst Plus: webinar materials)



Multiple benefits and the Efficiency First principle


The recast of the Energy Efficiency Directive, through its new Article 3, has strengthened the legal basis for the Energy Efficiency First Principle (EE1st) to support its application. The Governance Regulation of the Energy Union and Climate Action (Regulation (EU)2018/1999), in its Article 3(3), requires Member States to take into account EE1st in their National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs). The first NECPs were due in 2019. Their draft update was due by 30 June 2023, with a final update of the NECPs due by 30 June 2024.

On 29th February 2024, the ENEFIRST Plus webinar provided discussions on whether or not the integration of EE1st in NECPs had improved in the draft NECP updates compared to the first NECPs, and how this could be further enhanced.



Introduction by Jean-Sébastien Broc, Institute for European Energy and Climate Policy Foundation (IEECP)

Insights from the European Commission’s assessment of the draft NECP updates, Veronika Jiříčková

Summary of changes brought by the fit-for-55 package relevant to the implementation of EE1st by Zsuzsanna Pató, from Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)

How the MICATool can help with integrating EE1st in NECPs, and further developments planned in SEED-MICAT by Niklas Reinfandt from Fraunhofer ISI

Presentation of the Regio1st Tool by Vlasis Oikonomou, IEECP

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