Main results

Please, find below:

The EPATEE Knowledge Base gathers about 180 references (evaluation reports, studies, papers, guidebooks, etc.) about evaluation of energy efficiency policies. An analysis of this content was made and summarized in a report entitled “Identifying current knowledge, suggestions and conclusions from existing literature”.

The report first briefly explains how the Knowledge Base was built and what it includes. It then provides an overview of the 180 references gathered in the Knowledge Base, through simple statistics. Finally, it discusses what types of energy savings (gross, additional, net) are evaluated depending on the purpose of the evaluation, the metrics used to assess efficiency or cost-effectiveness of policies, and why expanding the scope of evaluation could be interesting to consider other impacts than energy savings.

This report is primarily meant for researchers, or any stakeholder interested in reviewing the literature about evaluation, thinking of further needs and clarifications. The Knowledge Base is a living database, i.e. further interesting evaluation studies or papers will be added in the course of the EPATEE project. New references for the update of the Knowledge Base are welcome till the end of this year. You can send your suggestions to contact@epatee.eu.

  • Report on the interviews to the key stakeholders and the first EPATEE survey

This report summarises the outcomes of the first activities produced by the EPATEE consortium in terms of stakeholders’ engagement:

  • an interview with a group of key stakeholders identified at EU level, used to get a qualitative feedback and identify the first needs and priorities for the project activities;
  • a survey among a larger group of stakeholders, aimed at collecting a more quantitative feedback, better understanding the needs of the EPATEE stakeholders and ranking the priorities identified in the interviews.

The stakeholders selected for the interviews have been chosen considering their role in policy evaluation, either as ministries or agencies involved in such process, or as experts in this field. The interviews were also a good opportunity to illustrate the project to them and to involve them since the beginning in the EPATEE activities. The survey has been promoted mainly among evaluators, evaluation customers (i.e. people who commission evaluation activities), and evaluation users (i.e. people who use the results of evaluation, for example for lobbying, research purposes, etc.).

The outcomes of the two actions have been used to better understand how evaluation of energy efficiency policies is implemented over EU Member States and what the main barriers are. Through them it has been possible to identify what aspects of policy evaluation the EPATEE team should focus on, and how the project can support the stakeholders through meetings, webinars, workshops and conferences, web platform, guidelines, etc.

The results and conclusions from the interviews and the survey are not meant to be exhaustive nor representative of the evaluation practices of all Member States. The objective was to get the views of the key target groups for the project (policy makers, evaluation customers, evaluators, evaluation users), in order to ensure that the EPATEE consortium has a good understanding of their needs and expectations.

  • Report on the second EPATEE survey

This report summarises the outcomes of the second survey submitted to the group of stakeholders, aimed at collecting a more quantitative feedback and a better understanding of the needs of the EPATEE stakeholders in view of the implementation of the EPATEE web-tool.

The survey has been promoted mainly among evaluators, evaluation customers (i.e. people who commission evaluation activities), and evaluation users (i.e. people who use the results of evaluation, for example for lobbying, research purposes, etc.).