Project Title

APEC Peer Review on Energy Efficiency (PREE) Phase 8 

Project Year

2018   

Project Number

EWG 02 2018A 

Project Session

Session 1   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

EWG 02 2018A 

Project Title

APEC Peer Review on Energy Efficiency (PREE) Phase 8 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: Energy Efficiency 

Project Year

2018 

Project Session

Session 1 

APEC Funding

99,771 

Co-funding Amount

190,859 

Total Project Value

290,630 

Sponsoring Forum

Energy Working Group (EWG) 

Topics

Energy 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Japan 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Malaysia; Mexico; New Zealand; Russia; Thailand; United States 

Expected Start Date

01/08/2018 

Expected Completion Date

31/12/2019 

Project Proponent Name 1

Masaomi Koyama 

Job Title 1

Director, Overseas Energy Infrastructure Office, International Affairs Division 

Organization 1

Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry 

Postal Address 1

1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8931, Japan 

Telephone 1

81-3 3501 0598 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

masaomi-koyama@meti.go.jp; harada-tomio@meti.go.jp; yoshida-hiroki@meti.go.jp 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Masaomi Koyama 

Project Summary

APEC Peer Review on Energy Efficiency (PREE) Phase 8 has two parts. 

The first part is a peer review, which provides recommendations for the host economy on how implementation of their energy efficiency action plans could be improved with a view to achieving their energy efficiency goals. 

The second part is an Energy Efficiency Policy (EEP) Workshop, which succeeds the Cooperative Energy Efficiency Design for Sustainability (CEEDS) project as a forum to further discuss key issues in the previous PREEs. The EEP Workshop is usually held in conjunction with one of the two biannual meetings of the Expert Group on Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EGEE&C).

Relevance

Relevance – Region: At the ninth APEC Energy Ministers Meeting (EMM9) in Fukui, Japan, the Energy Working Group (EWG) and APERC were instructed to continue promoting energy efficiency through PREE and CEEDS initiatives. Ministers also directed EWG and APERC to consider follow-up efforts, including capacity building activities, policy research support and processes to gauge the success of member economies’ efforts to implement the recommendations of these programs.

Under PREE Phases 1-4 and 6, 11 peer reviews were conducted in New Zealand; Chile; Viet Nam; Thailand; Chinese Taipei; Peru; Malaysia; Indonesia; the Philippines; Brunei Darussalam; and Mexico. PREE reports have provided these economies with many valuable recommendations for promoting energy efficiency improvement through the establishment of goals and action plans.

While many recommendations have been made to host economies over the course of 11 peer reviews, factors such as a lack of human capacity and project funding hamper implementation of some of these recommendations, especially in developing economies. In this regard, follow-up PREE work assists former host economies in implementing the recommendations of review teams by focusing on a specific area that the host economy has deemed crucial. Follow-up peer reviews have been conducted in Viet Nam; the Philippines; Thailand; and Malaysia under Phase 3-5 and 7. 

Relevance – Eligibility: The continuation of PREE and follow-up PREE will contribute to strengthening APEC economies’ efforts in promoting energy efficiency improvement, as envisaged by the APEC Energy Ministers, and to achieving the aspirational goal to reduce APEC’s aggregate energy intensity by 45 percent by 2035 (from 2005 levels) agreed by the APEC Leaders in 2011. 

PREE is also directly linked to “Energy efficiency, energy security and energy resiliency including the development of low carbon technology and alternative energy sources” (Rank 2), as PREE Phase 8 aims to support continuous energy efficiency improvement and capacity building by implementing review team recommendations. 

Relevance – Capacity Building: The next PREE will be conducted in Russia. PREE recommendations aim to help host economies to promote energy efficiency policies and formulate them more effectively. Some former host economies have included or intended to include PREE recommendations in their policies and are now working to address them. In addition, APERC follows up with former PREE host economies to understand the extent to which review team’s recommendations are being implemented. 

The EEP Workshop also provides a capacity building opportunity for APEC members, especially developing economies, to strengthen their ability to develop robust energy efficiency policy. The EEP Workshop will be organised with the EGEE&C and involve a number of international partners such as CLASP, LBNL, etc. The participants will be engaged in the discussions including selection of topics for future workshops.

Objectives

The key objectives of PREE are to:

a) Share information on the performance of energy efficiency policies and measures, as well as outcomes.

b) Explore how energy efficiency goals can be effectively formulated in each APEC economy under review, taking into account the diversity of the strategies and circumstances of individual economies.

c) Monitor progress toward achieving energy efficiency goals and the implementation of action plans. The monitoring process serves to identify recommendations that require more focus.

d) Improve capability on energy efficiency policy development across APEC member economies.

e) Help economies that are still in the early stages of establishing energy efficiency action plans.

Alignment

Alignment - APEC:  The APEC Leaders’ Growth Strategy, adopted at the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Yokohama in 2010, calls for APEC to achieve balanced, inclusive, sustainable, innovative and secure growth. Two of these attributes, sustainable and innovative growth, directly apply to activities under the EWG. Concerning sustainable growth, the leaders agreed that APEC needs to encourage new green industries and jobs and to help establish a low-carbon society in which members maintain economic growth as well as protect the environment. Regarding innovative growth, they agreed that APEC needs to adopt policies that foster an innovative environment that will be increasingly crucial for future prosperity. There was a specific emphasis on the need for new products and services that can enhance progress on critical global issues, including the environment and energy. PREE Phase 8 will thus serve as one of the key building blocks of the APEC Leaders’ Growth Strategy. 

Alignment – Forum: The APEC EMM11 declaration in Beijing in September 2014 instructed the EWG and Expert Group on Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EGEE&C) to:

· Continue their cooperation with related organisations on energy efficiency standards.

· Help member economies to enhance capacity building.

· Make energy efficiency policies more scientific and practical.

· Speed up the development, promotion and application of energy efficiency technologies and products. 

The EWG Strategic Plan for 2014-2018 also mentions that the EGEE&C will continue to conduct the APEC PREE and hold EEP Workshops.

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

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.

Phase 3:

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.

Phase 4:

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.

Phase 5:

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.

Phase 6:

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).

Phase 7:

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.

Dissemination

The results of the PREE phase 8, hosted in Russia, will be disseminated in several forms to maximise reach and to ensure ease of access: 

a) A detailed report will be produced and published on several platforms. The key platforms are the APEC and APERC websites, but host economies are encouraged to publish the reports on local websites, such as those mentioned in 6.f, 6.h, 6.n (above) as well as http://www.cenef.ru/ (Centre for Efficient Energy Use).

b) The report will also be shared with relevant APEC bodies and experts identified during the execution of the project.

c) The EEP Workshop is in itself a knowledge dissemination mechanism and APERC envisages that participants will share learnings following the completion of PREE.

d)  Finally, the results of both PREE components – the PREE report and the EEP workshop – will be shared with relevant groups including EWG, EGEDA, and EGEE&C as well as at APERC’s Annual Conference.

e) A native English speaker with experience across a number of APEC publications will be involved in collating, drafting and editing the final report to ensure language and style meets APEC standards. 

The target audience of PREE largely comprises APEC member government officials responsible for energy efficiency policies, but extends to everyone involved in the energy efficiency sector in APEC economies. 

There are no plans to sell any outputs related to this project.

Gender

Women’s participation is welcomed in all aspects of this project. A significant proportion of women have been involved in the design and implementation of PREE Phases 1-7 including review experts, host economy participants and APERC researchers. In PREE Phase 6, around 25% of participants were female. In PREE Phase 8, APERC will continue to seek the involvement of women, since women are an essential stakeholder group who can provide valuable input on designing policies and plans for sustainable development. APERC will also ask the host economy to prioritise female participants in the peer review process and encourage economies to nominate women as invited experts in the administrative circular. In previous editions, around 20% of presentations have been made by women. Similarly to the attendance goal, this edition will aim to have women make 30% of presentations. 

As some energy-intensive activities are typically performed by women, PREE in Russia will aim to develop energy efficiency policies that reflect these gender-specific roles and responsibilities in order to improve outcomes.

Work Plan

Under PREE Phase 8, one PREE is planned to be conducted in Russia in October-November 2018. A Peer Review Report on Energy Efficiency for the host economy, which will identify and make recommendations for overcoming barriers to the effective implementation of the action plan, will be produced. The report will also cover a variety of issues such as institutional framework, goals and strategy, data collection and monitoring, policy measures and education. Once the report is finished, it will be circulated to EWG members for their endorsement. 

The peer review team will be recruited by APERC in consultation with the host economy to include experts from other APEC economies, EGEE&C and international organisations. Prior to the review team’s visit, the host economy will prepare a background briefing outlining the status of the energy sector in the host economy, as well as the economy’s current energy efficiency policies and programs. The stakeholders may be policy makers and government officials responsible for energy policies, representatives of the private sector, industry associations, academia, or non-profit organisations. 

The peer review team will then visit the host economy and stakeholders selected by the host economy. Over the first three and a half days, the experts will hear from government officials and relevant stakeholders and then conduct site visits. The remaining one and a half days will be spent preparing and working on findings, achievements and recommendations, and providing a presentation of preliminary findings, achievements and recommendations to government officials and relevant stakeholders. After their visit, the peer review team will prepare a preliminary draft review report. The host economy will review the draft and modifications may be made in response to the host economy’s comments. The draft review report will then be presented to EWG members for their endorsement. The results will also be reported at the APERC workshop to be held in conjunction with the EWG meetings. 

The EEP Workshop will be help alongside the EGEE&C 53 meeting in the first half of 2019. The topics of the EEP Workshop will be selected in consultation with EGEE&C delegates during September and October of 2018. The EEP Workshop will be held as a one day event led by APERC with the support of an expert consultant to ensure a high quality end product. APEC and international experts in the selected topic will be invited to present at the Workshop. 

Time

Tasks

Deliverables

August  2018

Recruitment of review expert

September 2018

The host economy prepares a background briefing

Background briefing (to be incorporated into Peer review Report)

September/October 2018

Consultation with EGEE&C delegates on topics of EEP Workshop


October/November 2018

Peer review team visit to Russia

Tentative findings

April/May 2019

Peer Review Report on Russia

Peer Review Report

The first half of 2019

EEP Workshop in conjunction with EGEE&C 53

Presentation Materials (to be incorporated into EEP Workshop Summary Report) Evaluation Survey of participants (its Summary results will be incorporated into EEP Workshop Summary Report)


July 2019

EEP Workshop Summary Report

EEP Workshop Summary Report

Within 2 months from the Project end date

Drafting, endorsement and submission of the Completion Report and all supporting documents to the Secretariat

Completed report and all supporting documents

6 to 12 months after project end date

Participation in the Long Term Evaluation of APEC Projects conducted by the Secretariat, as required by all APEC funded projects

Filled out Evaluation forms

Risks

In designing the PREE project, APERC has consulted with APEC member government officials who are responsible for energy efficiency policies on the present status of their strategic goals and action plans. APERC has also consulted with experts from the EGEE&C, as well as organisations such as the International Energy Agency (IEA) on the challenges and barriers to effective policy implementation. APERC plans to continue to consult with these experts in order to manage the risks which may be involved in implementing the project. 

The key risks to the success of the project are:

a) Lack of access to economy-specific energy data and information on policies by the peer review team. The preparation of the background briefing for the review team regarding the status of the energy sector, as well as energy efficiency policies and programs, is essential in order to conduct peer reviews on a limited time schedule. APERC will minimise this risk by closely coordinating with the host economy and asking them to provide relevant data and information well in advance. 

b)  Lack of diverse perspectives when conducting the PREE. A variety of perspectives, including not only government, but also the industry and financial sectors as well as NGOs, is essential to comprehensively examine energy efficiency policy issues and to make useful recommendations to tackle deficiencies. APERC will minimise this risk by working closely with the host economy to arrange opportunities for as many relevant stakeholders as possible to meet with the review team. APERC will also minimise this risk by interaction and consultation with APEC government officials and the EGEE&C, as well as international organisations such as IEA. 

c) Lack of energy efficiency policy experts participating in the peer review team. There are a limited number of energy efficiency policy experts from APEC economies who are available to voluntarily participate in the peer review team. To solve this problem, a register of energy efficiency experts has been developed. APERC will keep updating the register and work closely with the chair of EGEE&C to ensure that sufficient energy efficiency experts join the peer review team. 

Changing policy priorities in Russia may generate risks for the implementation of PREE. APERC will try to reduce this risk by illustrating relevant linkage to Russia’s development plan as well as to encourage the Russian government to adopt some if not all of the recommendation from PREE in their future development plan.

Monitoring and Evaluation

To measure progress, possible indicators are: 

1)  The number of recommendations made by the review team. In the PREE for Mexico in Phase 6, 46 recommendations were made. PREE Phase 8 will aim for at least four recommendations across a range of topics such as institutional context; goals, targets and strategy; data collection and monitoring; government and building sectors; industry sector; transport sector; electricity sector; and appliances and equipment. Based on previous editions, Phase 8 will aim for at least 40 total recommendations. 

2)  The number of recommendations that are implemented and in what way. This may be useful for future PREEs in terms of what is achievable and in what timeframes. Regarding the Phase 8 PREE in Russia, once recommendations are finalised, a survey will be carried out to gauge how they are implemented. APERC will regularly follow up with the Ministry on any policy or regulatory progress to implement PREE recommendations. The Russian representative to EWG could also report on progress. A Follow-Up PREE may also be conducted in the future to further assess the implementation of Phase 8 recommendations. 

3)  The number of stakeholders visited by the review team which may include representatives from government ministries, research institutes, industry associations, energy companies, electricity and gas market regulators, consumer associations, local government, and other relevant groups. Previous editions of PREE have engaged with between 15 and 20 different stakeholders. PREE Phase 8 will aim for at least 15. 

4) The number of energy efficiency policy experts in the review team from PREE host economies will also be sources for review experts for subsequent PREE and follow-up PREE. This number has varied across previous editions of PREE. This edition will look favourably on nominations from economies that have previously hosted PREE and aim to have at least one such representative. 

5) The number of APERC website hits, to see if the project is successful in attracting interest. This can be monitored and compared to previous editions of PREE. 

6) The number of stakeholders participating in the EEP Workshop. Previous editions of the workshop have attracted around 35 participants. This EEP will aim for at least 35 participants. 

7) The percentage of female participants in the project including the PREE in Russia and the EEP Workshop. As discussed earlier, PREE Phase 8 will aim to have female participants and presenters account for 30% of total attendees. 

To evaluate the success of the project, the indicators will be the completion of the PREE review report by the team members and the endorsement of the report by EWG members. 

The PREE host economy will be invited to give a presentation on the progress of implementing the recommendations at the APERC annual conference and other APEC cooperative meetings when possible. 

We will also collect participants’ feedback through a follow-up survey on the value they perceived from the project.

Linkages

APERC continuously engages with APEC’s relevant fora, such as EGEE&C, at different stages of the process to canvas feedback and minimise duplication. Endorsement of the final report will be sought from the appropriate APEC groups prior to being released. 

Besides EWG, this report can contribute to work being undertaken by other APEC for a, such as the Transportation Working Group (TPTWG) and Human Resources Development Working Group (HRDWG). 

APERC will also consult with international organisations such as the IEA, Asian Development Bank (ADB), and World Bank (WB) where necessary and take full advantage of the interaction with energy experts at EWG meetings and the APERC annual conferences. 

PREE Phase 8 builds upon the prior success achieved in PREE Phases 1 through 7. Although the IEA has a program of peer reviews of energy policies for IEA member economies, there is no other peer review program focused on energy efficiency, and certainly none in which non-IEA member economies participate.  

On an economy level, Russia’s PREE will help the government in improving energy efficiency policies. 

APEC is the only forum where leaders, industry experts, ministers and working level government officials in the Asia-Pacific region share knowledge and coordinate activities related to sustainable development and energy security. As such, it is the most appropriate forum to be studying the many issues involved in improving energy efficiency, and is the most appropriate forum to be promoting implementation of the recommendations made by the peer review team.

Sustainability

PREE is designed to sustainably improve monitoring processes, enhance capacity building and ultimately encourage energy efficiency policy implementation. Once completed, the PREE Reports will be available on APERC’s website at http://aperc.ieej.or.jp/publications/reports/pree.php, allowing easy access to the results and lessons learned. This proposal is for the 8th Phase, and 12th peer review. 

Energy efficiency improvement offers a cost-effective opportunity to promote energy security, business productivity and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore energy efficiency will continue to be the focus of the EGEE&C, as well as being reported and discussed under the agenda item “Energy Efficiency” at EWG meetings. The draft review report will first be presented at EGEE&C meetings when completed. The results and lessons from the project will also form a basis for discussions on advancing energy efficiency policies in the APEC region after APEC funding has finished. The achievements and recommendations will be reported in detail at the APERC workshops held in conjunction with subsequent EWG meeting to disseminate knowledge and experience of the PREE. The implementation status of the project will also be presented at the plenary session of EWG meetings and the PO will consider arranging specific follow-up reports on the applicability of PREE policy recommendations with regard to host economy policies for EWG meetings, at the appropriate time. 

PREE has successfully identified a large number of recommendations for each economy that have led to the implementation of a number of new energy efficiency measures. These recommendations have provided a benchmark for energy efficient policy making in APEC economies, particularly host economies. PREE has also enhanced inter-economy collaborations, which have improved best practice measures in the region. 

The success of PREE can be tracked through the energy efficiency policy developments detailed in the annual APEC Energy Overview. It has a chapter discussing the current energy situation in each APEC economy, including energy supply and demand, key energy policies, notable energy developments, useful links, and further references. Another possible indicator is the overall reduction of final energy intensity in the APEC region, which between 2005 and 2015 has decreased by 18% (and most rapidly over the past three years). Although this is commendable, there are still many areas for further efficiency improvements. 

Every year the Energy Efficiency Department of the Ministry of Energy publishes a State Report on Energy Efficiency, which provides a sectoral analysis of year-on-year changes in terms of energy use per product (or service) output (see: https://minenergo.gov.ru/node/5197). The report will assist in tracking energy efficiency progress made as a result of PREE.

Project Overseers

The main points of contact for this project are: 

Mr. Hiroki Yoshida
Deputy Director, International Affairs Division
Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
yoshida-hiroki@meti.go.jp

Mr. Alexey Kabalinskiy
Researcher
Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC)
alexey.kabalinskiy@aperc.ieej.or.jp

Mr. Thomas Willcock
Researcher
Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC)
thomas.willcock@aperc.ieej.or.jp

The three Project Overseers have a wide range of private and public sector experience in the energy sector. Including carrying out PREE and follow-up PREE activities, hosting and organising EEP workshops, active participation in EGEE&C, working on the APEC Energy Efficiency Compendium and bottom-up modelling of residential buildings and transport. Mr. Kabalinskiy has extensive experience with Russia’s energy sector, and working with the Russian government on energy issues.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

In order to manage the EEP Workshop effectively, a consultant with significant experience in capacity building for energy efficiency policy analysis will be engaged to assist APERC, with the amount 20,000. Before the Workshop, the consultant will prepare the background documents, and after the workshop, he/she will prepare a draft report outlining the agreed-to next steps. Total working hours estimated are 100 hours.


Waivers

We would like to request a waiver to allow the experts who are government employees from non-travel eligible economies to receive airfare and per diem expenses. They would play an important role in sharing experiences and knowledge of energy efficiency policies.


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