Energy efficiency: Digitalisation

Moderising energy efficiency through digitalisation.

Efficiency is modernising. The IEA has launched a cross-agency initiative to explore the potential impacts of digitalisation on energy efficiency and implications for policy makers. We are looking at how digital technologies enable greater control, optimisation and analytics, and how this in turn enables greater end-use and systems efficiency, especially when combined with the right policy frameworks and innovative business models.

The IEA is tracking emerging trends in using digital technology to enable greater energy efficiency gains, including active energy management systems (EMS), data-driven consumer engagement platforms, and new performance-based revenue models. These not only deliver value in terms of improved energy performance within specific sectors and end-uses, but also in the wider energy system context (for example, in balancing supply and demand in modern electricity grids).

Global Energy Efficiency Conference: Digitalisation will also feature as the main theme for the IEA’s 4th Annual Global Conference for Energy Efficiency taking place in Dublin in June. Speakers will include Ministers, CEOs and other global leaders in energy and digitalisation.

Energy Efficiency 2019 Market Report: This annual flagship global report will not only include an update on global progress in energy efficiency, but also a special analysis of digitalisation. It will highlight emerging technology, policy and market trends and also explore the concept of policy readiness for digital efficiency opportunities.


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