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
PANEL: MULTIPLE IMPACTS—DEVELOPING AND COMMUNICATING A SHARED INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE
Moderator: Kevin Cooney, Navigant
Policy makers, program funders, and other stakeholders involved in evaluation of energy efficiency policies and programs do not always recognize the rationale for taking a multiple impacts approach. The multiple benefits of EE investments thus are often overlooked in policy and funding decisions. Evaluators would benefit from reaching out and work across silos that separate them from evaluators who assess policies and programs in other sectors. Only in this way can we consider all impacts, including possible unintended costs associated with EE programs and policies.
This session will discuss the activities of 3 Working Groups (WG) created after an IEA Workshop convened in spring 2015 to discuss the policy and technical challenges associated with effective evaluation of the Multiple Benefits of EE. Currently, IEPPEC and IEA is steering the activities of these WGs with the goal: to provide and promote authoritative, integrated guidance and resources for all parties involved in evaluating the multiple impacts of energy efficiency.
This goal is being approached via the working groups which have the following objectives:
A. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK – Develop a framework for understanding and applying a multiple benefits perspective on energy efficiency, from a policy perspective
B. OUTREACH – Establish an outreach mechanism to boost awareness and engagement in the multiple benefits that energy efficiency measures have to offer.
C. EVIDENCE ASSESSMENT – Perform a stocktaking exercise, from an evaluator’s perspective, of currently available evidence on multiple benefits as well as methods and models in use, to identify gaps and priority research areas.
The panelists include leaders of each Working Group and overall IEA leadership. Each will provide a high level summary of progress toward their objectives. A moderated discussion will follow, and attendees are encouraged to bring their questions and ideas and questions as we take a deeper dive into some of the issues addressed in Tuesday’s MBEE: Setting the Stage session.
Sam Thomas, International Energy Agency (IEA)
Anca-Diana Barbu, European Environment Agency (EEA)
Michael Reid, Databuild Research and Solutions Ltd.
Theresa Weinsziehr, Leipzig University [paper]