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Evaluation of the Project Development Assistance implemented under the Intelligent Energy Europe

Energy Efficiency
01/2017

The study analyses the outputs, results and outcomes of Project Development Activities co-funded under the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (IEE II) that aim to mobilise investments in sustainable energy at a local level. The analysis was performed via a deep data collection carried out in collaboration with the Managing Entities and 54 project beneficiaries across the EU.

Report | Executive summary

Analysing the potential for wide scale roll out of integrated Smart Cities and Communities solutions

Technology and innovation
12/2016

This report outlines the results of the analysis performed on evidence from the cases of smart cities and solutions, assessing the main features impacting opportunities for rolling out integrated smart city solutions. It ultimately aims to use the analysis of SCC (Smart Cities and Communities) solutions to promote a better understanding of success factors for their deployment and roll-out.

Executive summary | Report

Study on low cost energy efficiency measures for low income households

Energy Efficiency
12/2016

This study identifies good practices in the delivery of low-cost energy efficiency measures, to low-income households in particular, and investigates how it may be possible to replicate them on a larger scale. In addition, the study considers the role that EU funds can have in financing schemes providing low-cost measures to low-income households and it provides some recommendations for the replication, design and delivery of such schemes.

Report | Brochure

Prices and costs of EU energy – Ecofys BV study

Energy strategy, Infrastructure
12/2016

The study analyses the developments of retail energy prices in the EU and the factors driving prices. It also looks at the impact of energy prices on the budgets of European households and how energy costs affect European industry and its competitiveness, particularly for energy intensive industries. The report also provides international comparisons of energy prices and costs. This study provided input to the report on the "Energy prices and costs in Europe" which is part of the Commission's "Clean Energy for All Europeans" package.

StudyAnnex 1 | Annex 2 | Annex 3 | Annex 4 | Annex 5 

Impact assessment study on downstream flexibility, price flexibility, demand response & smart metering

Markets and consumers
12/2016

The study analyses the current situation with regard to demand response in Europe, projects how demand response is likely to develop under current conditions and assesses alternative policy options in response to identified market barriers. This study provided input to the Impact Assessment supporting the legislative proposal for a new market design which is part of the Commission's "Clean Energy for All Europeans" package.

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Impact assessment support study on: Policies for DSOs, Distribution Tariffs and Data Handling

Markets and consumers
12/2016

The purpose of this study is to assess the impact of different policy options in the fields of distribution systems, distribution network tariffs and data handling, in the context the overall Impact Assessment of the Market Design Initiative.

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Electricity Market Functioning: Current Distortions, and How to Model Their Removal

Markets and consumers
12/2016

The Commission has been reviewing the regulatory framework of the EU's electricity markets, in its Market Design Initiative. This review led to the adoption of a set of new legislative measures as part of the Commission's "Clean Energy for All Europeans" package.
This study aimed to provide input into the Impact Assessment supporting the new legislative proposals for a new market design. It focussed on providing insight and data for the modelled scenarios and on providing advice on the modelling approach used in the Commission's in-house modelling tools, namely PRIMES and METIS.

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Study on evaluating the implementation of Article 7 of the Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency

Energy Efficiency
12/2016

According to Article 24(9) of Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency (EED), the Commission had to evaluate the implementation of Article 7 (on energy efficiency obligation schemes and alternative measures). Under Article 7 Member States are required to achieve end-use energy savings by end 2020. This study provides a quantitative assessment of how that obligation is being met and assesses whether the established framework allows the effective achievement of the required savings. The most commonly used policy measures are analysed in more detail and presented as cases studies in Appendix 4. This analysis fed into the evaluation and the impact assessment of the EED review.

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Case studies

Study on evaluating fiscal measures in the national policies and methodologies to implement Article 7 of the Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency

Energy Efficiency
12/2016

The study assesses the energy savings from fiscal measures notified under Article 7(9) of Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency (EED). It looks at energy and CO2 taxation measures in more detail for a limited number of Member States. A set of elements and aspects relevant for the methodologies applying to the fiscal measures is proposed in view of the implementation of Article 7.

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Study on costs and benefits of energy efficiency obligation schemes

Energy Efficiency
12/2016

The study explores and presents findings on the costs and benefits of energy efficiency obligations schemes implemented under Article 7 of Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency. The data is presented for a number Member States, and the findings of this study were fed into the EED Review process.

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