In 2011-2012 the IEA and its working partner the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) carried out a work programme entitled Policies for Energy Provider Delivery of Energy Efficiency (PEPDEE). The PEPDEE work programme is being undertaken by the IEA as a contribution to a Task Group within the International Partnership on Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC). Government agencies supporting the PEPDEE work programme include UK DECCC (task lead country), the US Department of Energy, the Australian Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE), and the European Commission’s Directorate General of Energy (DG-Energy). PEPDEE seeks to facilitate co-operation and knowledge-sharing among IEA and IPEEC member countries on how energy providers can improve the efficiency of gas and electricity customers and what regulators and governments can do to mobilize such efforts..
The PEPDEE work programme included regional workshops in Australia, the European Union and North America, and global stock-takings of regulatory mechanisms and energy provider-delivered energy efficiency programmes. The results of the PEPDEE these workshops can be found below:
As its contribution to the PEPDEE work stream the IEA conducted a global review of energy provider-delivered energy savings programmes. The IEA reached out to energy providers to identify the energy savings activities they engaged in. Some 250 energy saving activities were considered, and 41 detailed case studies spanning 18 countries were developed. Taken together these case studies represent over USD 1 billion in annual spending, or about 8% of estimated energy provider spending on energy efficiency. The IEA”s global stock-taking of energy provider-delivered energy efficiency programmes can be found at:
The Regulatory Assistance Project’s contribution to the PEPDEE work stream was a review of the Mechanisms to Enable Energy Provider Delivered Energy Efficiency. This review paper identifies and describes twelve types of regulatory mechanisms that governments use effectively to: mobilize energy provider investments directly, facilitate investments in demand-side resources, or implement policies and programs that underpin important elements of successful investment programs. The paper also explains how each regulatory mechanism functions in different market settings to mobilize resources or enable effective programs, identifies key issues that ensure successful implementation, and then outlines an example of how at least one jurisdiction has achieved successful implementation of the mechanism. This paper, prepared on behalf of the 23 Energy Ministers participating in the Clean Energy Ministerial, may be found here.