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Regional Energy Conference 6 July 2017, Skopje

Monitoring and Verification Schemes – best practices in EU C. Tourkolias & M. Iatridis CRES

The project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration under Grant Agreement Number 613286.


Widespread challenges •

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Lack of vertical coordination of EE planning and implementation o

Lack of coherence between national targets and targets set by EAP on municipal and regional level

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Lack or underdeveloped mechanisms or fora for coordinating energy efficiency policy between different governmental layers

Lack of reliable data on energy efficiency measures and their results o

Monitoring systems, based predominantly on energy statistics instead of bottom-up data from implemented projects, do not provide a clear overview of energy efficiency measures implemented on different administrative levels and and on their effectiveness and cost efficiency

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Situation is aggravated in countries with weak energy statistics esp. on the European periphery.

Lack of capacities of public authorities for planning and implementing EE measures in a multi-governance setting

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Objective of the multEE project multEE aims to improve the consistency and quality of energy efficiency policy planning and implementation through: 1.

The introduction of innovative, bottom-up monitoring and verification (M&V) tools These tools are based on bottom-up data to ensure the impact of energy efficiency measures is correctly evaluated and useable for future energy efficiency planning.

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The improvement of vertical coordination between administrative levels The objective is to exploit the full potential of the integrated M&V tools developed in multEE and improve the overall quality of integrated energy efficiency policy formulation and implementation.

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Activities & Work-Packages WP 5

WP 2

Definition of a bottom-up calculation methodology Definition of data collection processes for bottom-up monitoring Development of an appropriate IT solution Capacity building/pilot phase of IT solution

COORDINATION MECHANISMS WP 3

Identifying areas for improvement in coordination mechanism Development of concrete proposals for multilevel governance coordination Partner country workshops

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Dissemination www.multEE.eu/

EU energy and climate protection goals are reached

MONITORING AND VERIFICATION

> 500 officers influenced

Situation analysis & best practices mapping

Problem: lack of coordination and evidence-based policy making across governmental levels

WP 1

> 100 policy plans improved

Management


Implemented methodological approach Interviews with key stakeholders Analysis of NEEAPs

I. Mapping of existing M&V schemes

Review of conducted reports and studies

II. Identification of best practises

III. Analysis of best practises

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Policy recommendations Replication of specific elements

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Mapping of M&V schemes Preparation Questionnaire

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Reporting template & Fact-sheets

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Mapping of M&V schemes Examined issues I. Presence and current status of M&V schemes

II. Responsible authority for the administration

III. Spatial and sectoral coverage

IV. Monitored and verified energy efficiency measures

V. Data collection procedures

VI. Monitoring, verification and reporting procedures

VII. Utilization of IT integrated tools

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Mapping of M&V schemes Results The vast majority of the examined States have already introduced a M&V scheme. ď ą The ministries, which are responsible for the formulation of the energy efficiency policy, have usually undertaken the administration and coordination of the M&V scheme. ď ą

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Responsible authorities for the administration of the M&V scheme 7/14/2017

The existing M&V schemes usually include implemented energy efficiency measures in all end-use sectors (public, residential, industrial and transport sectors), while the implementation of the energy efficiency measures, which are covered by the M&V schemes, is performed mainly at national level and in limited cases at regional and local level. www.multEE.eu/


Mapping of M&V schemes Results The Ministry, which is responsible for the formulation of the energy efficiency policy, has undertaken the administration of the data collection process. ď ą Official national statistics office, national databases and data from paid subsidies constitute the most popular types of data. ď ą

Data sources for monitoring the energy efficiency measures 7/14/2017

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Mapping of M&V schemes Results 

Specialized bottom-up procedures have been introduced for the monitoring of the energy efficiency measures and the measurement of the achieved energy savings.

The authorities, which are responsible for the administration and coordination of the M&V scheme as well as for the implementation of the data collection procedure, have undertaken the development of the methodology and specified indicators in the bottom-up procedures.

The conduction of inspections of a representative sample of the implemented energy efficiency measures constitutes the most common utilized approach for the verification of the measured energy savings. Moreover, the verification procedures include a combination of onsite controls and the evaluation of the submitted reports considering their accuracy and completeness.

The reporting period for the majority of the examined States has been established on annual basis.

The utilization of integrated tools for the homogeneous monitoring and reporting of the M&V schemes is rare, while various tools (including various types of databases) were identified in specific States in order to facilitate the foreseen M&V procedures.

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Identification of best practises Criterion I. Existence of a fully operating M&V scheme

Criteria

Criterion II. Consistency and agreement with the respective NEEAP (ESD & EED) Criterion III. Highest sectoral coverage regards to the involved end-use sectors

Criterion IV. Highest spatial coverage regards to the involved administrative level Criterion V. Utilization of bottom-up monitoring

Criterion VI. Regular reporting periods

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Identification of best practises Country Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Denmark Estonia Finland France FYROM Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Poland Portugal Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden 7/14/2017 UK

Criterion1 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 1 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Criterion 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 3

Criterion 3 3 3 2 3 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 3 3 3

Criterion 4 2 2 1 3 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 3 2 1 3 1 1 3 1 1 3 2 1 1 3 1 2 3 3

Criterion 5 2 2 3 3 3 1 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 3 2 2

Criterion 6 Score 1 14 1 14 1 13 1 15 1 11 1 9 1 13 1 12 1 15 1 13 1 14 1 14 1 13 1 13 1 14 1 14 1 12 1 13 1 13 1 14 1 15 1 15 1 11 1 13 1 16 1 13 1 15 1 15 www.multEE.eu/ 1 15


Analysis of best practises Country Slovakia Austria Croatia Sweden FYR of Macedonia Spain Austria

Element Administrative responsibilities Administrative responsibilities

Brief description

Administrative responsibilities

Shared responsibilities - Croatian Institution Center for Monitoring Business Activities in the Energy Sector and Investments

Administrative responsibilities Administrative responsibilities Administrative responsibilities Administrative responsibilities

Shared responsibilities - Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency Shared responsibilities - Austrian Energy Agency

Shared responsibilities - Swedish Energy Agency Shared responsibilities - Energy Agency of Republic of Macedonia Shared responsibilities - Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving Legislation about the specification of the Austrian Energy Agency’s role

Austria

Sectoral and spatial analysis Involvement of all sectors at regional level

Croatia

Sectoral and spatial analysis Involvement of all sectors and levels

Slovakia

Sectoral and spatial analysis Involvement of all sectors and levels

Austria

Measurement and monitoring procedures

Wide range of bottom-up and top-down methods

FYR of Macedonia Croatia Spain Slovakia

Measurement and monitoring procedures

Development of bottom-up methodologies

Austria

Data collection procedures

Role of regional and national funding agencies and provided data from energy suppliers subject to the energy efficiency obligation scheme and federal bodies

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Analysis of best practises Country

Element

Spain

Data collection procedures

Poland

Data collection procedures

Utilization of national databases

FYR of Macedonia

Data collection procedures

Combination of different sources such as provided data from public building owners and energy audits and statistical data, surveys and analyses

Croatia

Data collection procedures

Data from paid subsidies

Slovakia

Data collection procedures

The main data sources comprise ITMS, INFOREG and SLOVSEFF

Austria

Verification procedures

Combination of plausibility checks and in-depth sample checks of statistically significant proportions of projects

Sweden FYR of Macedonia

Verification procedures Verification procedures

Through MURE database Through specialized reporting procedure

Spain

Verification procedures

Check of the aid granted by means of sampling, including the control of the energy performance certificates, the invoices and the relative bank documents

Croatia

Verification procedures

Austria

Reporting obligations

Poland

Reporting obligations

Slovakia

Reporting obligations

Through algorithms in SMIV tool Reporting on annual basis according to specialized communication flow among the involved parties Reporting on annual basis through the establishment of a central registry Utilization of specialized templates

Austria

Integrated tools

Central online database by the Federal Computing Centre (BRZ)

Croatia FYR of Macedonia

Integrated tools Integrated tools

SMIV tool ExCITE tool

Slovakia

Integrated tools

ITMS, INFOREG and energy performance certificate database

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Brief description Data from national databases, databases on regional level and registries from paid subsidies

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Identified aspects of M&V schemes

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Policy recommendations 

Keep political responsibility for designing and Monitoring and Verifying Energy Efficiency policies in the same hands.

Involve sub-ordinate bodies or other specialized institutions in the administration of the scheme.

Clearly define the responsibilities between the responsible line Ministry, possible supporting institutions and data providers.

Develop and use bottom-up methodologies for monitoring wherever economically feasible.

Centralized databases (e.g. for bottom-up data) with clearly defined collection procedure ensure availability and accessibility of data for reporting and evaluation purposes.

The most effective verification and reporting procedures should be integrated into the M&V scheme.

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Thank you for your attention…

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