MultEE aims to improve the ease and quality of energy efficiency (EE) policy planning and implementation in the project’s partner countries and beyond, addressing the challenges of evidence-based policy-making in a multi-level governance setting. It contributes to making EE and sustainable energy planning vertically consistent between the national, regional and local level, to facilitating horizontal coordination between policy levels and to improving the quality of monitoring energy efficiency.
The project pursues a two-faceted, yet integrated, approach in order to reach this objective: (1) building on a mapping of European best practices and experience from a pilot project carried out by the lead partner, country-specific solutions for effective monitoring and verification (M&V) based on bottom-up data will be developed and their implementation supported; (2) the implementation of innovative M&V schemes will be facilitated via coordination mechanisms developed and introduced together with the partners, aimed at spurring on exchange and cooperation between policy levels. The project pays particular attention to providing opportunities for peer learning between old and new EU Members States and neighbouring countries from Southeast Europe to partner countries from the EU and its South-Eastern neighbourhood as well as to disseminating results beyond partner countries and to other policy areas. One of the specificities of multEE is that its activities target the interplay between administrative levels rather than focusing on a single one of them.
Particular focus will be put on capacity-building for the entities and officials involved with EE planning in the partner countries. MultEE will be put in practice by experienced partners within a strong consortium led by GIZ, drawing upon solid experience and a well-established network of contacts to ensure dissemination and high impacts within and beyond the project.
During the project implementation, data about energy saving on the national level collection, verification, assessment systems and coordination schemes in Lithuania were collected and summarised. On the basis of the collected data and using special assessment criteria, the best practices analysed and suggested to the responsible national authorities. The new, innovative computerised data collection, verification, assessment and data presentation system, implemented and tested in Croatia, has been oriented to the specificities of Lithuania. The innovative system has been transferred to the specialists of Lithuanian Energy Agency. The results obtained during the project will facilitate and allow for more precise calculation of the saved energy sources and amount of energy both for separately implemented energy saving measures and for various programmes which are currently performed on national level. The project implementation has been performed in close cooperation with employees of the Lithuanian Energy Agency who conduct calculations of the layaway of energy savings on the national level.
Total cost: 1 981 743,75 EUR (LEI part: 96 433,75 EUR)
Coordinator: DEUTSCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR INTERNATIONALE ZUSAMMENARBEIT (GIZ) GMBH, Germany
- ROSKILDE UNIVERSITET, Denmark
- ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH, Germany
- OSTERREICHISCHE ENERGIEAGENTUR AUSTRIAN ENERGY AGENCY, Austria
- ENERGETSKI INSTITUT HRVOJE POZAR, Croatia
- FIZIKALAS ENERGETIKAS INSTITUTS, Latvia
- LIETUVOS ENERGETIKOS INSTITUTAS, Lithuania
- MACEDONIAN CENTER FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY SKOPJE-MACEF ASSOCIATION, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
- CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION, Greece
- SLOVENSKA INOVACNA A ENERGETICKA AGENTURA, Slovakia