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Evaluation and Monitoring of the EU Directive on energy end-use efficiency and energy services (EMEEES)

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The project assists the European Commission in the elaboration of evaluation methods by delivering practical advice, support and results. It is developing methods to evaluate the measures implemented to achieve the 9% energy savings target set out in the Directive. This includes the development of concrete methods for the evaluation of single programmes, services and measures (mostly bottom-up), as well as the development of schemes for monitoring the impact of all measures implemented in member states. The support also includes • six pilot tests of real programmes, services, or other measures, using the methods developed; • a proposal for a template for the structure and methodology of National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAPs) to be delivered by the Member States in order to show compliance with the Directive; • a platform for exchange of information with the Commission and stakeholders; • limited ad-hoc advice.


  • a system of bottom-up, top-down and integrated methods for the evaluation of around 20 types of energy efficiency technologies and/or energy efficiency improvement measures, harmonised between Member States;
  • a set of harmonised input data and benchmarks for these evaluation methods
  • a template and a guide for Member States for the National Energy Efficiency Action Plans
  • a proposal for a method to assess the plans;
  • a smooth implementation of the European Directive.

Lessons learned

  • How to calculate energy savings for the ESD: This includes an overall calculation framework for the ESD energy savings of a Member State. It also includes recommendations, based on the analysis of available indicator data, for which sectors and end uses bottom-up and or top-down calculation methods appear most appropriate. However, the data and experience available in a Member State will determine the final choice of methods.
  • The project estimates that most Member States will be able to prove achievement of their ESD energy savings target by application of the EMEEES methods and case applications on the measures contained in their NEEAPs. The EMEEES case applications are thus a starting point and foundation Member States can build upon, but do not predetermine the choice of actual methods, since Member States can also develop and use own methods. Furthermore, reporting checklists have been developed.
  • The project developed the adapted MURE tool. It can be used for an ex-ante assessment of the energy savings likely to be achieved by the measures included in a Member State’s NEEAP and can thus assist in comparing the level of effort in the NEEAPs and checking the plausibility that the measures will be sufficient to reach the Member States’ targets.

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Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt und Energie GmbH
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Claus Barthel
Felix Suerkemper
+49 (0)202 2492-269
Stefan Thomas
Oliver Lah
+49 30288745816


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01/11/2006 to 30/04/2009
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