Outputs: Phase 8 is planned for Russia. The key outputs for PREE Phase 8 will be:
a) A PREE report detailing the findings, achievements and recommendations for energy efficiency goals and action plans based on the strategies and circumstances of the host economy. The report will cover a variety of issues such as institutional framework, goals and strategy, data collection and monitoring, policy measures, education, etc. The report will be published on the APEC and APERC websites after the endorsement of EWG.
b) An EEP Workshop in conjunction with an EGEE&C meeting. The workshop will last for one day and will be co-located with the associated EGEE&C (most likely in the first half of 2019, but a host economy has yet to be nominated). Representatives attending the EGEE&C meeting will all be invited to attend the EEP Workshop as well as several invited experts based on nominations. Expert nominations from the PREE host economy and developing economies will be viewed favourably. The main subject of the workshop will be determined based on a nomination process conducted with EGEE&C representatives (see below for examples of previous topics). Due to the high degree of turnover between EGEE&C meetings, EEP Workshops are organised as stand-alone events, unless representatives nominate to repeat a topic in additional detail (as was done with the programme evaluation workshop in PREE Phase 6).The workshop summary report will also be published.
The outputs of previous phases were:
Phase 1: Four PREEs: New Zealand in April 2009, Chile in April 2009, Viet Nam in December 2009 and Thailand in March 2010. There were 22, 21, 40 and 34 recommendations for each economy, respectively.
Phase 2: Three PREEs: Chinese Taipei in August, Peru in November and Malaysia in November 2010. There were 35, 53 and 41 recommendations for each economy, respectively.
a) Two PREEs: Indonesia in October 2011 and the Philippines in February 2012. There were 49 and 54 recommendations for each economy, respectively.
b) The first Follow-up PREE was conducted for Viet Nam in February 2012. It assisted Viet Nam by establishing the analytical methods to evaluate and monitor the implementation of their existing energy efficiency action plans as well as transfer of know-how on these methods. It was held as a workshop.
a) One PREE: Brunei Darussalam in June 2013 with 47 recommendations in the final report. The EWG 46 meeting endorsed the final report in November 2013 in Da Nang, Viet Nam.
b) APERC published the Compendium of Energy Efficiency Policies of APEC Economies on our website in October 2013.
a) One Follow-up PREE: Thailand in August 2015 with 48 recommendations in the final report which was endorsed and published on our website in February 2016.
b) APERC published the Compendium of Energy Efficiency Policies of APEC Economies on our website in May 2016.
c) APERC published the EEP Workshop Summary Report: Policy and Program Evaluation in August 2016.
a) One PREE: Mexico in March 2017 with 46 recommendations in the final report. The final report was endorsed and published on the APERC website in November 2017.
b) APERC published the last full update of the Compendium of Energy Efficiency Policies of APEC Economies in October 2017.
c) APERC published the EEP Workshop Summary Report: Policy and Program Evaluation II in July 2017 (Summary results of an evaluation survey implemented after the Workshop are incorporated into the Summary Report).
a) One Follow-up PREE: Malaysia was held in March 2018. The final draft report will be circulated to EWG members when it’s completed (expected to be in advance of EWG 56).
b) The EEP Workshop was held in April 2018 in Washington, D.C. and focused on conformity assessment, which is the process of ensuring that a product or service meets the standards, regulations or specifications that it is designed or advertised to do. The draft summary report will be circulated to the EWG members when it’s completed (expected to be in advance of EWG 56).
A wide variety of experts have been involved in recent PREE Phases. They have mainly come from government, academia and international organisations (such as the IEA), with a majority having a strong background in engineering and/or energy efficiency policy implementation. The experts involved in PREE Phase 8 will depend on nominations but it is anticipated that they will share similar expertise to those involved in previous editions. Any female expert nominations, nominations who have economy relevant experience, or experience with developing energy efficiency policy in cold-climate economies, will be regarded favourably.
Outcomes: PREE recommendations aim to help host economies to promote energy efficiency policies and formulate them more effectively. Former host economies have implemented recommendations into their policy development, a process that APERC checks through follow ups. The findings, achievements and recommendations are presented at the APERC workshops held in conjunction with each EWG meeting to disseminate knowledge and experience of the previous PREE and follow-up PREE. They are also presented at the EGEE&C meetings.
The initial PREE found that a lack of expertise hampered implementation of some particular recommendations in some economies, thus follow-up PREE was developed to help economies that have already hosted PREE. The introduction of the follow-up PREE makes it possible to assess how the recommendations of the original PREE were being implemented. The latest follow-up PREE in Phase 7 was conducted in Malaysia and focused on thermal energy use in the transportation and industry sectors.
The PREE project also serves to provide host economies with experience in the review and recommendations process for local experts. As such, former PREE host economies can be sources for experts that could be invited to subsequent PREE iterations. APEC can play an essential role in strengthening the capacity building in the area of energy efficiency policy recommendation process by conducting PREE and follow-up PREE.
Russia’s current energy efficiency legislation (Presidential Decree No. 889 from 4 June 2008, Federal Law No. 261-FZ from 23 November 2009 and State Programme approved by Government decree No. 2446-r from 27 December 2010) includes policy to establish legal, economical and organisational foundations to stimulate energy conservation and energy efficiency improvement. The Ministry of Energy currently performs annual policy progress monitoring. It is their strong intention to allow wider group of domestic and international experts to review the intermediate results and provide useful recommendations.
Russia also established the Bureau of Best Available Technologies (Bureau NDT, www.burondt.ru/), responsible for aggregating the best applicable technologies from the point of view of energy and material efficiency. Buro NDT has issued over 40 sub-sectoral and technology specific guidelines to be adopted by relevant stakeholders. PREE recommendations made by APEC experts could serve as a good base for further improvement of these guidelines.
The EEP Workshop provides a capacity building opportunity for APEC members, particularly developing economies, to strengthen their ability to develop robust energy efficiency policy. For economies that have already undergone a PREE, the EEP workshop provides an opportunity for them to review implementation of the PREE recommendations as well as to share experiences and results with other APEC economies.
Beneficiaries: The beneficiaries are:
a) The policy makers and government officials of the PREE host economies who are responsible for energy efficiency policy. They gain valuable recommendations on how to improve their energy efficiency policies, including goals and strategies, institutional frameworks, financial incentives and R&D. Other government officials involved in PREE also benefit indirectly through sharing such information and lessons learned.
b) APEC economies can also benefit from PREE through APERC’s result dissemination efforts such as the summary report and workshop presentations. The widespread understanding of energy efficiency measures recommended in PREE in the APEC region can help to achieve the energy efficiency goals of APEC as a whole by providing best practice and leading edge thinking across the region.
c) In the long term, businesses and consumers benefit indirectly, from lower energy costs, improved energy efficiency policy and programmes, and reduced carbon and noxious emissions.
d) Visiting and hosting experts will also benefit by learning from the PREE process which in turn will help their economy in the long run.
e) Attendees of the EEP Workshop (mainly government officials with policy or programme implementation responsibilities, but could include researchers, academics and other experts) and their respective economies benefit from their improved capability to generate effective policy that results in reduced emissions, increased economic competitiveness, and reduced costs.
f) The Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, (https://minenergo.gov.ru/)
g) The Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, (www.mintrans.ru) [TBC]
h) The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, (http://minpromtorg.gov.ru/) [TBC]
i) The Ministry of Construction and Utilities of the Russian Federation, (www.minstroyrf.ru) [TBC]
j) The Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation (www.mnr.gov.ru) [TBC]
k) Federal State Statistics Service of the Russian Federation, (http://www.gks.ru) [TBC]
l) FSUE State Research Centre of the Russian Federation “NAMI”, (http://nami.ru/en/) [TBC]
m) Land Development and Transport Infrastructure Research and Design Institute, (http://nipitrti.ru/) [TBC]
n) City Administration of Moscow City and its affiliated agencies, (www.mos.ru, http://mosopen.ru/) [TBC]
o) Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology (Rosstandart), (www.gost.ru) [TBC].
The PO will follow the guidelines on managing cooperation with non-members and seek Secretariat support during implementation of the project when necessary.