The main objectives of the Working Party on Energy End-Use Technologies (EUWP) are to guide the work of the end-use technology Implementing Agreements (IAs) and to identify gaps in technologies and energy end-use systems. The EUWP builds relationships and engages with industry and partner countries through the work of the end-use IAs. The EUWP also follows closely the work of the Energy Efficiency Working Party (EEWP) and the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Co-operation (IPEEC). IAs in the end-use sector portfolio include:
Recent workshops organised under the auspices of the EUWP, which generally invovolved experts from IAs, included:
- 'Gaps in Technologies and Systems Analysis for the Industry and Transport Sectors' examined the technologies and sectors with the greatest potential for energy savings. For industry, the iron/steel, cement, and petrochemical sectors were identified as priority areas. For transport, rethinking management of transport systems, for example more efficient logistics for shipping or better co-ordination between urban planning and transport planning, were recognised as important areas for further work.
- 'From Buildings to Smart Cities' built further on the interconnection between energy efficiency improvements in community systems and transport. Participants highlighted the importance for municipal planners to consider, in parallel, smart grid technologies such as smart meters, together with new modes of transport such as electric vehicles.