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Digitalisation within the energy sector presents a significant opportunity to transform end-use and systems efficiency. The IEA is tracking emerging trends in using digital technology to enable greater energy efficiency gains within specific sectors and across multiple end-uses, as well as within the wider energy system context.
Based on our conversations with government officials, representatives from industry, and other energy efficiency stakeholders, the IEA identified a need for greater clarity on how digitalisation is enabling greater energy efficiency, as well as how policymaking itself is being transformed through the use of digital tools and techniques.
The workshop began by sharing experiences in these two areas, followed by breakout sessions allowing for deeper investigation as well as facilitated discussions to identify priority policy actions for further consideration. Links to the final agenda, as well as the presentations, are provided below.
A summary of the key findings and conclusions from the workshop will be available in the coming weeks. More detailed content and analysis to be integrated in the IEA’s new online digitalisation resource library, publically accessible via our global exchange for energy efficiency, and launched ahead of our 4th Annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency in Dublin on 24 June. The online resource will feature a collection of case studies from across the globe, results from deeper research and analysis on select topics, and policy recommendations. IEA analysis on the expected impacts from digital technologies on energy efficiency will also feature significantly in this year’s market report, Energy Efficiency 2019.