The International Energy Agency recently hosted two energy efficiency events related to Japan’s presidency of the G20.
The third workshop of the G20 Energy End-Use Data and Energy Efficiency Metrics initiative took place on 21 and 22 November at the IEA headquarters in Paris under the title “Uncovering the role of digitalisation for energy efficiency indicators.”
This initiative – co-led by the IEA and the French government through its national energy efficiency agency (ADEME) – aims to bring professionals together to develop international cooperation on energy end-use data and energy efficiency metrics by sharing best practices and experiences on the topic. This year, it included a special focus on the role of new digital technologies.
The workshop drew wide interest and engagement, gathering 30 representatives from 14 countries and 4 international organisations around the table. Their discussions will feed into a paper under the framework of the initiative that will compile good examples of traditional data collection methodologies across sectors and the development of new technologies and digitalisation for end-use data collection.
The two-day event was preceded by a half-day workshop on 20 November on global energy efficiency benchmarking. Aimed at government and industry experts, it focused on the specific processes and challenges associated with collecting data and benchmarking energy efficiency in energy-intensive industry sub-sectors, specifically iron and steel.
The IEA is eager to continue engaging with countries in the G20 and beyond on efficiency data and benchmarking activities, as well as discussing development priorities and the latest advances around these topics.