The main objectives of the Working Party on Energy End-Use Technologies (EUWP) are to guide the work of the end-use Energy Technology Initiatives (ETIs) and to identify gaps in technologies and energy end-use systems. EUWP builds relationships and engages with industry and partner countries through the work of the end-use ETIs. EUWP also follows closely the work of the Energy Efficiency Working Party and the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Co-operation.
ETIs in the end-use sector portfolio include:
- Buildings and Communities
- District Heating and Cooling
- Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment
- Energy Storage
- Heat Pumping Technologies
- Advanced Fuel Cells
- Advanced Motor Fuels
- Advanced Transport Materials
- Emissions reduction in Combustion
- Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
Recent workshops organised under the auspices of the EUWP, which generally involved experts from ETIs, 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.