Putting Efficiency First into practice – Insights from the US and the EU

Integrating the Energy Efficiency First principle in policymaking is a key requirement to meeting EU climate objectives and implementing the EU Green Deal.

This principle is still not well understood and its application is still uneven among Member States.

To accelerate the application of this principle, the European Commission will release a guidance on how to make it operational across the nergy system and the built environment when implementing EU andnational legistation.

Join ENEFIRST on 2 March 2021 to discuss the barriers and opportunities of the implementation of Efficiency First in the EU and the US.

You will hear discussions addressing these questions:
• Which opportunities in policymaking can enable the operationalization of Efficiency First in the EU?
• What barriers to Efficiency First need to be overcome?
• What can be learnt from front-runner organisations working on a better integration of demand-side resources in the power system?
• What practical opportunities and challenges have they identified in practice?


16:00 Welcome and latest news from the enefirst project – Jean-Sébastien Broc, IEECP
16:10 Success factors and barriers to implementing E1st in the EU– Senta Schmatzberger, BPIE
16:25 Case study 1: Demand-Side Alternatives to Traditional Supply-Side Investments: Updated and New Approaches in California – Robert Peterson and Naseem Golestani, CPUC, California Public Utilities Commission
16:45 Case study 2: Energy Efficiency, Electrification and Flexibility in TSO’s prospective studies: insight from the French TSO – Bianka Shoai-Tehrani and Simona de Lauretis, RTE, Réseau de Transport d’Electricité
17:05 Q&A, Discussion with participants
17:15 End


Tuesday, March 2, 2021
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