Moderator: Dr. Anca-Diana Barbu, EEA
In this session experts will present four innovative methods to assess the impact of energy efficiency programmes on energy consumption. In addition to this overall objective, the four presentations will touch upon additional topics of relevance for policy makers and policy/programme evaluators. For example, the first presentation explores the benefits of using market sales data to estimate the impact of a programme designed to introduce different energy efficient technologies for lighting as opposed to using self-reported data. The second presentation highlights the importance of capturing in an evaluation process all cost-effective savings that occur above established baselines that are not incentivized by specific programmes in order to shift the focus from attribution to enhancing the understanding of how the actual savings occur in the market. The third presentation starts from the premise that there are always some sort of barriers to energy efficiency and one component of the evaluation process could focus on understanding how the identified barriers can be overcome by energy efficiency programmes. Last but not least, the fourth presentation discusses a new modelling approach to estimate energy savings that takes advantage of highly granular data provided by advanced metering infrastructure (AMI).
While all examples included in the papers presented in this session come from North America, the discussions will explore the extent to which such methods could be easily replicated elsewhere. In addition, the discussion will also touch upon issues that deserve particular attention from evaluators and policy makers when applying such methods.
Estimating Lighting Program Impacts Using Self Report Surveys and Market Sales Analysis [paper]
Iris Sulyma, Research 4 Results
A Random Walk To Savings: A New Modeling Approach Using a Random Coefficients Model and AMI Data [paper]
Steve Grover, Evergreen Economics