12 - 13 Dec 2017

IEA Workshop on Energy Management Systems and Digital Technologies for Industrial Energy Efficiency and Productivity

Workshop — Paris, France


The IEA hosted a workshop in Paris on 12 and 13 December to examine the energy efficiency benefits arising from energy management systems, such as ISO 50001 and GB/T 23331, and digital technologies within the industry sector and what policies or measures can be deployed by government to incentivise their greater uptake and effectiveness.

The topics and questions to be explored during the workshop include:

  1. How effective are industrial energy management systems, such as ISO 50001?
  2. How can digitalization improve the effectiveness of industrial energy management?
  3. How can policy drive greater take up?

The target audiences for this workshop include:

  • Policy makers, including those from countries involved in the IEA’s Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies (E4) Programme (China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa)
  • Industrial energy-users
  • Technology providers who work with energy-users to implement energy management systems and digital technologies
  • Researchers and analysts examining industrial energy efficiency

The workshop report, which captures the information provided and the outcomes of discussions, as well as the identification of opportunities for future work and collaboration is available here 

Workshop Agenda

12 December 2017, 9:30 - 12:30

Welcome and Introductions: Keisuke Sadamori, IEA

The impact of Energy Management Systems in North America, Europe and developing economies: 

Paul Sheaffer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories (LBNL) and Sarah Stinson, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) 

Paul Waide, Waide Strategic Efficiency Ltd

Marco Matteini, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)


12 December 2017, 13:30 - 17:30 

Overview of IEA Digitalization and Energy report - Araceli Fernandez-Pales, IEA‌

Benefits of energy management and digital technologies within industry:

Edward Kelleher, Novartis

Andrew Hejnar, 3M

Tuğrul Kodaz, Arçelik


13 December 2017, 09:30 - 12:30

International collaboration on energy management through the Energy Management Working Group (EMWG) - Sarah Stinson, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)‌

Overview of Swedish Programme for improving efficiency in energy intensive industries and digital technology in government policies, Thomas Björkman, Swedish Energy Agency‌

Energy Management Program in Korea, Shim Hong Souk, Korean Energy Agency (KEA)‌

Energy Management Systems and Programmes in South Africa, - Alfred Hartzenburg, National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa