On Monday morning and Tuesday afternoon, EE Global will feature workshops aimed at enhancing attendees’ overall forum experience.  Each workshop, hosted by a highly-respected organization, will offer a deeper dive into a subject that may be touched upon in our Executive Dialogue agenda but not fully explored in 75 minutes.


Unleashing the Potentials of Industrial Energy Productivity

Monday, May 8 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

EE offers massive potentials for industries to increase productivity and save money – why aren’t they doing it?

Hosted by EEP and co-convened by Fraunhofer IPA and ICA this session will address pathways to unleashing industrial productivity in the context of a transforming energy system (digitalization, flexibilization and disruptive technologies) by sharing current insights into Germany’s major industry program on mastering energy transition “SynEnergie.” Additionally, the session will address the global challenges of removing transaction costs, capacity, risk and investment barriers to establish and scale up a project pipeline for business. With this in mind, speakers will explore how corporate leaders make decisions on implementing energy productivity measures. Lastly, the discussion will examine demand-side driven success stories and “reading the pulse” of industrial entrepreneurs can pave the way to doubling the manufacturing sector’s energy productivity. 

How Countries Can and Should Maximize the Use of Energy Efficiency in Their NDCs

Monday, May 8 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

Hosted by the International Energy Agency. The potential of energy efficiency is clear.  IEA analysis points to the pivotal role it plays in future scenarios that meet the climate goals agreed in Paris, while ClimateWorks’ “Cheaper Pathways” study highlights the costs of decarbonization with and without efficiency.  At the same time, efficiency can contribute to a plethora of wider societal aims, from improving energy access to making our energy systems more secure, and from making productivity gains to improving the health and well-being of our citizens.  Efficiency has moved up the policy agenda in many jurisdictions, but current efforts still fall short of what could be achieved.  This session would provide the opportunity for policy makers at all levels of government – national, regional, state and municipality – to share best practice on what is working and why.  What has motivated governments to ramp up efficiency policy, and which policy approaches are enabling energy efficiency to be delivered at scale?

Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy (RISE): Unlocking Energy Efficiency Financing through Innovative Policy and Institutional Development Solutions

Monday, May 8 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

Hosted by the World Bank. This session will showcase how an enabling and robust EE policy environment, along with effective institutional frameworks can help mobilize private sector participation and capital to convert the EE potential into investments and energy savings. The session will be anchored around the “Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy (RISE)”, the first-of-a-kind global policy scorecard led by the World Bank which grades 111 countries in energy efficiency. The 2-hour interactive and brainstorming session will bring together experts and practitioners from public and private sector, academia/research community, development agencies and from countries. will be presented in this session. Different EE implementation models and innovative financing solutions involving private sector capital mobilization being applied in various countries will also be presented. For questions, please contact Ashok Sarkar, Senior Energy Specialist, Energy and Extractives Global Practice, World Bank at asarkar@worldbank.org.  

The Use of Measurement & Verification for Robust Decision Making

Tuesday, May 9 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Hosted by the Efficiency Valuation Organization. Recognized as the “mother” of all measurement and verification (M&V) protocols the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2017. The IPMVP provides methods, with different levels of cost and accuracy, for determining savings either for the whole facility or for individual energy conservation measures (ECM). It also specifies the contents of a Measurement and Verification Plan (M&V Plan). The IPMVP suggests an established and widely recognized methodology which is robust yet flexible, simple but rigorous. EVO’s M&V material is however relatively technical in nature and sometimes misunderstood by many people. To address this issue, this two-hour intensive learning session will focus on why M&V is required from the perspective operational managers, financiers, investors and decision makers. It will present the IPMVP as a guideline for M&V methodology that facilitates the implementation of sustainable energy efficiency measures. The session will also include a panel of people who use M&V and who will explain why they use it followed by Q&A.

Codes & Standards 101

Tuesday, May 9 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Hosted by the Alliance to Save Energy. Two of the most impactful and beneficial federal energy efficiency policies—both implemented by the U.S. Department of Energy—involve developing model building energy codes for states and local governments and setting minimum standards for lighting, residential appliances, and commercial equipment.  This session will examine the statutory authorities for these policies, review the savings to date, and preview what might come next.