Country:Denmark
Year:2009
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2009
Date Amended:

13 November 2012

Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector), Regulatory Instruments>Obligation schemes 
Energy Efficiency Policy Targets:Industry, Energy management, Multi-Sectoral Policy, Energy Utilities, Demand-side management/End-use services
Climate Change Policy Targets:Energy Sector, Energy Efficiency / Demand Reduction, Energy Sector, Distribution/Storage
Agency:Danish Energy Agency
URL:http://www.ens.dk/forbrug-besparelser/energiselskabernes-spareindsats-0
Energy Efficiency Description:

The framework for the saving effort of the energy companies is formulated in an agreement between the net- and distributions companies and the Danish Ministry of Climate and Energy dated 20 November 2009 and replaces the previous agreement of 22 August 2006. This agreement requires net- and distributions companies dealing with electricity, natural gas, district heating to participate in realising documented energy savings for a total of 6,1 PJ/year. It requires companies to target reducing energy end-use by customers as well as distrbution losses. These duties on energy companies are designed to support the national target, established in the energy policy agreement of February 2008, to achieve annual energy savings of 1.5 pct. of the end use of energy in Denmark. The saving has to be directly linked to the energy companies effort through initiatives like consulting, professional or financial assistance such as subsidy for effecting energy savings. In Fall 2010 the Danish Minister of climate and energy appointed the members of the Energy Saving Council. This specific agreement relates to the period 2010-2012. During 2012 the conditions for the following 3 year period were agreed upon. In the context of the energy agreement from March 2012 grid and distribution companies increased their savings commitment to the existing agreement from 2009. Under the agreement, the companies must realize energy savings totaling 10.7 PJ (petajoules) in 2013 and 2014 and 12.2 PJ in 2015.

Amended:

The framework for the saving effort of the energy companies is formulated in an agreement between the net- and distributions companies and the Danish Ministry of Climate and Energy dated 13 November 2012 and replaces the previous agreement of November 2009. The overall objective of the scheme is that utility companies are to help increase the overall savings efforts, focusing on achieving energy savings in final energy consumption, which would not have been realised without the involvement of the companies. The utility companies have freedom of methodology in order to deliver savings in the most cost effective way. This includes allowing utility companies to carry out saving measures outside of their own supply area, and outside of their own energy type. The total savings target for the scheme is annual savings of 6.1 PJ, equivalent to approximately 1.5 pct of the total final energy consumption in Denmark.

Related policies:Act on the Energy Saving Program 2010-2020
This record supersedes:Act on the Promotion of Savings in Energy Consumption , Action Plan for Renewed Energy Conservation

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