Energy efficiency and energy management: Tailored approach and roadmap for SMEs and other stakeholders

CEN-CENELEC Center (Brussels), 27th September 2018

The conference was celebrated the last 27 of September in CEN-CENELEC Centre, to provide the vision about what is coming in energy efficiency for 2030 in EU territories.The plenary started with a policymaker needs presentation giving the different point of view by the various sectors related.


First was Serena Pontoglio from European Commission - DG ENER who explain what is coming for 2030 in EU about the new targets en energy efficiency, metering, and controllability from customers and the energy saving for EU. Additionally, she commented that the procedure to asses all of these new targets is in the review process, but a commission methodology will develop it. This methodology plans to include natural gas assets, infrastructure for public building, energy audits and carbon market support. These topics will be generated by a guideline particularly for authorities to be more cost effective at the time to applied energy assets.

The event was continuous with Filipo Gasparin from Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises who talk about the 2020 horizons with the market uptake cost-effective energy efficiency measures with three projects. Enerwater, that support to improve performance for water treatment plants, with this project the customer has to do an own asset of energy efficiency at the results is a reduction in 11% of energy consumption. Capacity building to support the implementation of energy audits, fostering SMEs to undergo energy audits and facilitating the follow-up of energy audit results. Aggregation, a project to will be launch next year, focus on aid public and private promoters.

Later that Rod Janssen from Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions group, explains that a lot of things are not cover in the industrial sector giving a problematic reality for SMEs to take the opportunity to be more competitive, especially for new technologies that it needs to be implemented. Furthermore, there are trying to give reliability with the techniques to a bank sector given an interest payback with the new implementations and give recommendations for commissioning and financial energy addressing low-carbon transition.

In conclusion for SMEs, nowadays this sector is enfolding to develop energy efficiency to promote more cost-effective technologies. Nevertheless, for the budget that it is used in SMEs they have significant challenges to reach energy efficiency at high-level principal for the structure of the industry that has companies to sell very cheap energy without energy efficiency is a high risk for the environment. By the way, is needed to develop a quick review process to give a real opportunity to SMEs owners more competitive and understand that “CO2 reduction is business, not a cost” and “energy efficiency does not just save energy its save money.”

Address: Charles Martel 54, 1000 Brussels, Belgium                e-mail:                  Telephone: +32 25227315