Efficiency First comes down to prioritising investments in energy efficiency or other demand-side resources whenever they would cost less or deliver more than investing in supply or networks. It is a key principle of the Energy Union, endorsed in its Governance Regulation and in the Clean Energy for All Europeans package.
Many promising ideas and approaches have been developed and implemented in a variety of countries around the world. This webinar will look into the application of the Efficiency First principle in different geographic areas, building on examples identifying their rationale, the stakeholders involved, the approach developed to implement Efficiency First, the success factors and barriers as well as their replicability and scalability potential.
You will gain insights into the application of the Efficiency First principle through practical examples, in particular:
• What does Efficiency First mean in practice?
• Why is Efficiency First key to meeting our climate objectives and implementing the EU Green Deal?
• How has Efficiency First been successfully implemented internationally?
• What are the key success factors to the implementation of Efficiency First? And what are the barriers?
• How can these examples be replicated?
10:00 Welcome and introduction, Caroline Milne (BPIE)
10:05 Introduction to the enefirst project by Jean-Sébastien Broc (IEECP)
10:10 Implementing Efficiency First in practice: what it means, implies, and what we can learn from existing examples, Zsuzsanna Pató (RAP)
10:30 Guest presentation: Social Constraint Management Zones (SCMZ) in the UK to harvest local demand flexibility, Charlie Edwards (SSEN)
10:45 Discussing the barriers specific to the implementation of the Efficiency First principle, Senta Schmatzberger (BPIE) – TBC
11:00 Q&A, Discussion with participants
11:15 Conclusions & next steps