27 Nov 2014 Workshop — Paris, France

Accelerating energy efficiency in industrial SMEs


‌The workshop is an opportunity to discuss experiences, proven and innovative practices in how policy makers and other stakeholders including finance institutions and industry associations can stimulate and facilitate energy efficiency implementation in SMEs. The workshop will constitute an important input to our planned Policy Pathway on this topic (to be published in 2015).

The Policy Pathway will provide actionable guidance, examples of policies and measures and case studies. We are currently in the process of identifying examples of effective and innovative approaches to supporting SME energy efficiency (including policies, support, financial mechanisms, supply chain activities). Please find in attachment a preliminary draft agenda intended to provide you with an overview of the types of topics that will be covered.

The draft agenda ‌lists presenters and also has a list of 'discussants' for each session. We have grouped participants into sessions as discussants based on their expertise or perspectives, in order to give you the opportunity to reflect on specific areas of SME energy efficiency and tailor your contributions accordingly. To make this as straightforward as possible, we have also listed questions that we are hoping to answer in each section. A good way to prepare for your roles as discussants would be to look at the questions for your assigned session and think about answers that relate to your work with SMEs. 

Having said that, we hope that all participants will contribute their ideas and suggestions to any session as they see fit. The discussant groupings are simply our attempt at allowing participants to understand how we think their expertise or particular view point can best contribute to discussions on key aspects of the Policy Pathway document, and to reflect on this ahead of time. Please let us know if you feel that you would rather be a discussant in a different session. We will be sending out a draft of the Policy Pathway for your review at least one week before the workshop.

Accelerating energy efficiency in industrial SMEs Workshop

Welcome and workshop opening: Didier Houssin, IEA
Introduction – Policy Pathway overview, target audience and objectives: Vida Rozite, IEA
The importance of the SME sector to economic growth and development: Michael Steurer, EUROCHAMBRES
Key strategies to support SME programme design based on research for the Policy Pathway: Patrick Crittenden, Sustainable Business Pty Ltd.

Session 1. Establishing the need for and objectives of SME energy efficiency programmes

Energy-end-use and energy efficiency potential among SMEs: Patrik Thollander, IEA Implementing Agreement IETS, SME Policy Annex 

How to calculate energy efficiency potentials and other benefits in SME subsectors. The case of foundry and streel rolling SMEs in India: Somnath Bhattacharjee , Institute for Industrial Productivity Office in India

Experiences from setting up programmes, focusing on data and making a case for energy efficiency objectives: Marcin Jamiołkowski The Polish National Fund

Session 2. Selecting and combining measures when designing or reviewing SME programs

Information and Capacity building measures – developing the awareness and skills and knowledge of in-house personnel and external stakeholders: Rana Ghoneim, UNIDO 

Integrating information and capacity building measures with financial measures – the EBRD’s Sustainable Energy Financing Facility: Fani Kallianou, EBRD

Crosscutting measures – leveraging existing policies and programmes: Maarten van Werkhoven, IEA 4E – Electric Motor Systems Annex - EMSA - TPA advisors

Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group: Bettina Dorendorf, European Commission

Session 3: Leveraging stakeholder skills and networks

An industry association perspective – leveraging existing networks and knowledge to drive change: Michael Steurer, EUROCHAMBRES

A corporate perspective – influencing energy efficiency in the supply chain: Wan Yang Institute for Industrial Productivity

Example of supply chain initiative: Jean-Jacques Marchais, Schneider Electric

Session 4: What information is most useful to policy and program developers? How could this information be incorporated into the policy pathway? 

Presentation of the Policy Pathway Draft: Patrick Crittenden, Sustainable Business Pty Ltd.