Speakers in order of appearance
Brian Motherway, IEA
Kevin Cooney, Navigant
Ian Hamilton, UCL Energy Institute
Mary O’Neill, Office of Environment and Heritage NSW
Michael Reid, The Keyline Group
Li Pengcheng, CNIS
Edward Vine, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Charles Michaelis, Strategy Development Solutions
Robert Wirtshafter, Wirtshafter Associates, Inc.
Thomas K. Dreessen, EVO
Mirjam Harmelink, Harmelink Consulting
Graham T. Armstrong, Saturn Corporate Resources Pty. Ltd.
Amitav Rath, Policy Research International
Penny Hawkins, Independent Consultant
Anne Dougherty, Illume Advising
Christina Yp Ting, Swinburne University of Technology
Pan Piyasil, The Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment
Melanie Slade, IEA
Shardul Tiwari, Freelancer Consultant for German Development Cooperation
Amelia Smith, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority
Haein Cho, University of Geneva
Ton van Dril, ECN
Archana Walia, CLASP
Edelgard Gruber, IREES
Ida Johansson, University of Gävle
Ernesto Elenter, SEG
Lindee Wong, Ecofys
Philip Degens, Energy Trust of Oregon
Neil Lessem, The Brattle Group
Ahmad Faruqui, The Brattle Group
Claude Godin, DNV GL
Kritika Rasisuddhi, EGAT
Neha Dhingra, CLASP
Emily McQualter, UN Environment
Pimpisa Phoamporn, EGAT
J. C. Ho, Energy Studies Institute, NUS
Juha I. Uitto, Geeta Batra and Neeraj Negi, Global Environment Facility Independent Evaluation Office
Sudhir Chella Rajan, ITT Madras
Steve Kukoda, International Copper Association
THE ROLE OF ENERGY EFFICENCY IN ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Moderator: Michael Reid, The Keyline Group
“Energy efficiency can and should play a much greater role in our economic and social development. So how do we convince governments to prioritise energy efficiency policies and programmes to drive investment across our economies?” Brian Motherway, IEA
IEPPEC and the International Energy Agency (IEA) are working together to provide the evidence to drive this change. This panel opens a conversation to explore this broader link to sustainable development and the ‘indivisible whole’ that is prompted by the IEA’s Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency (MBEE) framework and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Drawing on expertise in MBEE and SDG, the panel explores three key areas:
1. What role does the MBEE framework and the UN SDGs take up in breaking down the silos that policy makers tend to operate in?
2. Is the energy efficiency sector embracing the transformative potential of policy coherence?
3. What more could we be doing to advance this emerging area of endeavor?
EXPERIENCES ON THE REGIONAL HARMONIZATION OF STANDARDS IN THE ASEAN AND REPLICATING IN OTHER REGIONS
Moderator: Steve Kukoda, International Copper Association
This panel describes the methodologies that led to the first regionally harmonized standard in the ASEAN region, for room air conditioners, and ongoing efforts to expand the project to include other appliances. This panel discusses newly created policy guides and roadmaps for lighting, refrigerators and air conditioners (as well as for motors and distribution transformers) that, when implemented, will lead to total market transformations towards energy efficient appliances. At the heart of these market transformations are mandatory Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) and associated policy frameworks, including creative financing mechanisms. Without intervention, these developing economies will lock-in inefficient appliances that will exacerbate climate change and make unstable grids even more so.
USE OF EVALUATION BY POLICYMAKERS
Moderator: Charles Michaelis, Strategy Development Solutions
The purpose of evaluation is to enable policy makers to achieve the desired social objectives more effectively. Evaluation of energy efficiency policies should support policy makers to develop better policies which, in turn, deliver more energy efficiency and result in lower energy consumption than would otherwise have been the case. Too often, however, evaluation reports sit on a (virtual) shelf and are not used to improve the policies they were commissioned to investigate. The panel includes three policy makers who have used evaluation to improve the effectiveness of energy efficiency policies. They share their experience of using evaluation and the benefits to their policy making. The panel explores the challenges to making good use of evaluation and will investigate how individual panelists overcame those challenges in practice. The audience will pick up practical tips that they can use for their next evaluation.
From Ambition to Action: Making Energy Policy Plans Secure, Affordable and Realistic
IEPPEC 2017, Asia-Pacific Chapter—Building a global energy policy evaluation community
Conference – November 1 and 2, 2017
Eastin Grand Hotel
Energy efficiency is seen as a route to reduced volatility and quality of life sustainability.
The support for efficiency in all sectors of our lives, water, garbage, transportation, power generation and more are all actions of high social value. However, do we know which actions pay off? What can we depend on to be sustainable, scalable, security enhancing? IEPPEC takes a leadership role in developing the resources and professional expertise to directly answer these complex questions. And we need you to help us find more creative answers and solutions to clearly lay out an efficient path toward a more certain and pollution-free energy future.
The FIRST international conference on evaluation of energy efficiency programs and policies was held by IEPPEC on November 1 and 2, 2017, in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference was well attended with participants (evaluators, policy makers, program managers, researchers, etc.) from many different regions of the world. The Agenda with links to papers and presentations can be found here: http://www.ieppec.org/thailand/
Evaluation is the path to certainty and scalability.
Join us as we to establish an energy policy evaluation community in the Asia-Pacific region and help deliver clean, reliable, affordable energy. Evaluation is quality control; it is continuous improvement and it provides certainty over expected outcomes. Join the leaders in this field at IEPPEC in October 2017.
Listing of Recent Workshops
- The first IEPPEC-led workshop was the APERC evaluation workshop in March 2017 in South Korea. See the final report at: http://aperc.ieej.or.jp/publications/reports/pree/EEP_Workshop_Evaluation_Report.pdf
- The second IEPPEC-led workshop was held at the Asian Clean Energy Forum (co-organized by USAID and Asia Development Bank) in June 2017 in Manila. See the Agenda at: https://d2oc0ihd6a5bt.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/837/2017/02/Evaluation-of-Energy-Programs-and-Policies.pdf
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- rd IEPPEC-led workshop was the APEC Workshop on Evaluation held on October 30 and 31, 2017, in Bangkok. The final report on this project, “Promoting the Development of an Evaluation Community,” is now available. The report not only contains the presentations at the workshop but also includes an “Evaluation White Paper” describing the current evaluation landscape within APEC, based on a survey of APEC energy policymakers. See the Final Report at: https://www.apec.org/Publications/2018/01/Promoting-the-Development-of-an-Evaluation-Community
IEPPEC has identified activities that would build on the conference and workshops to provide further support to meet the needs of energy policy evaluators in Asia, such as:
- A dedicated website for Asia containing:
- Local evaluation resources (e.g., links to evaluations of programs and policies)
- Country contacts of people interested in evaluation
- Potential evaluation mentors for people desiring mentoring
- Discussion forum
- Links to past conference proceedings and other materials that will be useful to evaluators in Asia
- Webinars on relevant evaluation challenges
- Developing linkages and partnerships with existing evaluation organizations and other institutes in Asia
A further evaluation conference in Asia in two years’ time (2019).
Our 2017 Sponsors
- Lessons Learned from Utility-Run Energy Efficiency Programmes in the U.S. / Hae-In Cho, Institute for Environmental Sciences and Forel Institute, University of Geneva
- Investment in Energy Efficiency, Adoption of Renewable Energy and Household Behaviour: Evidence from OECD Countries / Prudence Dato, IREGE, University Savoie Mont Blanc
- Benefit-Cost Analysis of South African Residential DSM Campaigns / Daniel de Canha, University of Johannesburg
- Does Participation Foster Sustainable Energy Transformations? An Evaluation Concept to Measure Social Learning within Participation Processes / Anna Ernst, Forschungszentrum Jülich
- Off Grid Energy Convergence: A Sustainable Avenue for Community-Owned Rural Electrification in South Africa / Luz Helena Hanauer, Wits University
- Financing Energy Efficient Retrofit Schemes in Housing: Evaluating the Potential Contribution of New Funding Models Based on Revolving Funds / Niall Kerr, Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds
- China Renewable Energy Policy Adjustment After Paris Agreement / Lan Li, MESPOM (Joint program of Central European University, Lund University and Manchester University)
- Behavioral Biases and Asymmetric Information’s Risk and Role in Under Performing Energy Efficiency Programs for Buildings / Lucie Martin-Bonnel, University of Strasbourg
- Industrial Energy Efficiency in Post-2015 World / Mile Misic, Central European University/Lund University/University of Manchester
- Policy Targeting of Free Advice to Encourage Energy Retro-fits / Sebastian Petersen, Technical University of Denmark
- Current Measure Lifetime Numbers are Really Weak: Priorities and Methods for Updates / Lisa Skumatz, SERA
- Quantifying Local Added Value of Heat Supply Systems / Theresa Weinsziehr, Leipzig University [poster]
- Big Research Brother is Watching Me – Dealing with Hawthorne Effects in Empirical Studies / Verena Tiefenbeck, ETH Zurich