In partnership with the International Energy Agency (IEA), RAP supported a new work programme focused on energy efficiency and energy providers. Formulated under the auspices of the International Partnership on Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) and led by the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change, the Policies for Energy Provider Delivery of Energy Efficiency (PEPDEE) activity was established to promote cooperation and knowledge-sharing on how energy providers can improve the energy efficiency of their customers. Other participating governments include the US, Australia, and China.
PEPDEE seeks to facilitate co-operation and knowledge-sharing among IEA and IPEEC member countries on how energy providers can improve the efficiency of gas and electricity customers and what regulators and governments can do to mobilize such efforts. PEPDEE’s objective is to improve collaboration by all stakeholders on regulatory mechanisms and programme designs that save energy.
Several regional policy dialogues were held as part of this effort. These workshops brought together energy providers, energy regulators, consumer advocates, and representatives from the energy efficiency industry, government agencies, as well as the IEA and RAP. Follow the links below to access the agenda, presentations, and workshop summaries for each regional PEPDEE workshop:
- Australian Regional Workshop, December 12, 2011
- European Union Regional Workshop, January 18, 2012
- North American Regional Workshop, April 18-19, 2012
RAP also prepared a paper that identifies varied, but complementary regulatorymechanisms utilized worldwide to mobilize the resources of energy providers to implement investments in energy. Regulatory Mechanisms to Enable Energy Provider Delivered Energy Efficiency identifies and describes twelve types of regulatory mechanisms that governments use effectively to: mobilize energy provider investments directly, facilitate investments in demand-side resources, or implement policies and programs that underpin important elements of successful investment programs. The paper also explains how each regulatory mechanism functions in different market settings to mobilize resources or enable effective programs, identifies key issues that ensure successful implementation, and then outlines an example of how at least one jurisdiction has achieved successful implementation of the mechanism. The paper was prepared on behalf of the 23 Energy Ministers participating in the Clean Energy Ministerial.