The IEA together and the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) in co-operation with UK DECC and the European Commission’s DG-Energy delivered an EU-focused workshop on Policies for Energy Provider Delivery of Energy Efficiency (PEPDEE) at the European Commission’s Charlemagne Building on 18-19 January 2012. This was one of several regional policy dialogues held as part of the PEPDEE effort. Other policy dialogues, hosted by governments and co-sponsored by regulators and energy provider associations, have been held in Australia and North America.
Energy providers can effectively deliver energy efficiency – if the right regulatory framework and enabling conditions are established. The past decade has seen a worldwide trend in mobilising energy providers to invest in energy efficiency, with new policies requiring energy providers to deliver energy efficiency implemented in Australia, China, the European Union and the United States. Policies that require energy providers to meet energy savings targets are called energy efficiency obligations (EEOs).