Europe’s import dependency at your energy-efficient fingertips: the MICATool

Welcome to the MICATool informal session!

Time: Friday June 10th at 15CEST

Agenda of the workshop:

The objective of MICAT project

Energy efficiency has multiple impacts beyond the reduction of energy consumption alone. Some examples include energy cost savings, emission reductions, better air quality, improved health and wellbeing, resource savings, local economic value and new employment opportunities and increased building values.

We would like to invite you to the MICAT informal session to help us create the tool to evaluate these impacts and make them a part of integrated planning.

MICAT – Multiple Impacts Calculation Tool – is an EU funded H2020 project that aims to develop a comprehensive approach to estimate multiple impacts of Energy Efficiency by co-creating a free, easy-to-use, scientifically sound online tool (MICATool).  The MICATool will enable holistic analyses of multiple impacts at the European, national and local level to strengthen the climate strategy of the Energy Union and accelerate an affordable and just, sustainable energy transition by addressing the challenges and needs of important target groups: policy makers, practitioners and evaluators. The MICATool will enable policy-makers and practitioners to conduct analyses for different data and policy scenarios, in order to compare and assess the relevance of the multiple impacts of energy efficiency, and strengthen reporting and monitoring at the three governance levels.

For further information on the project see: https://micat-project.eu/

Interactive workshops

The MICAT tool will work on three levels – local, national and EU – and the goal of each one of them is to upgrade policy planning with multiple impacts of suggested levers. The development of such powerful tool can be done properly only in cooperation with experts, policy makers, representatives of public administrations and institutions, universities and institutes, businesses and civil society. Involving interested stakeholders in the activities of MICATool development will ensure that the results that we are creating are not only credible, but also relevant, legitimate, and useful for further policymaking.

The engagement process will give the developing team feedback on all the developed steps of the MICATool. We foresee three major moment of exchange:

  • Step1: Embedding of the analysis in the energy & climate strategy (scenarios/policies) – November  ‘21
  • Step 2: Analysis of underlying assumptions and methodology of the MICAToolAutumn ‘22​
  • Step 3: Implementation of the MICATool & trainingsSummer ‘23​

MICAT @ ECEEE

This bonus session will take place between steps 1 and 2 of our engagement process. Even though the draft version of the MICATool is not yet ready for testing, we did not want to miss the opportunity to get some insightful feedback from the best energy experts in Europe: you!

Our idea is therefore to explain what the MICAT project is in a nutshell, describing our objectives and ambition, and then move onto an interactive session meant to pick your brains through a simulation of what the MICATool could do for you and collecting your feedback on the way the tool is presenting its results. 

This short and interactive session will help us in reaching our goals, which are:

  • make the outcomes as useful as possible for policy making at all levels, including the national one, and feed them into local, national and EU policy analyses;
  • support insights into policy impacts and causal and adverse effects of energy efficiency measures;
  • make monitoring and reporting of energy efficiency measures more efficient and relevant, but also comprehensive for other stakeholder groups outside the area of energy and climate.

Which indicators are included in the MICATool?

Figure 1 MICAT Indicators

The MICATool Prototype

The prototype of the MICATool can be accessed HERE. This is solely a visualisation of the overall workflow thus neither the methodology, nor the exact values correspond to what the MICATool will deliver. Therefore, this prototype should not be used to assess Multiple Benefits.

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