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1 Mainstreaming solutions tested in CIP in the area of ICT solutions for Energy Efficiency Mercè Griera i Fisa, European Commission DG Information Society and Media, Unit H4

2 Outline The Context Related European policy on Energy- Efficiency through ICT Deployment of ICT solutions for Energy- Efficiency

3 The context: adding Bits to kWh Central and dispersed sources Smart embedded power electronics Central & Dispersed intelligence End user real time information & participation

4 Large Power Plants Virtual Power Plants Peer-to-peer Micro-grids Transformation of the energy sector

5 Energy Policy at EU level Three 20% targets for 2020 December 2008: Council and Parliament adopted the Climate and Energy Package that reinforces Europes commitment to: A reduction in EU greenhouse gas emissions of at least 20% below 1990 levels 20% of EU energy consumption to come from renewable resources A 20% reduction in primary energy use compared with projected levels, to be achieved by improving energy efficiency.

6 Policy - ICT contribution ICT can bring about direct efficiency gainsICT can bring about direct efficiency gains measuring, monitoring, intelligent management and control, etc ICT can help drive behavioural change ICT can help drive behavioural change provide reliable data to governments, industries, citizens about energy consumption / carbon emissions identify how much energy is used and where enable comparative analyses: identification of common inefficiencies, best practices and opportunities

7 Energy Reductions enabled by ICT Energy Consumption of ICT solutions ~8% of total electricity consumption ~15% by 2020 Sources: Pickavet & all (UGent-IBBT) Source: An ICT policy agenda to 2015 for Europe (Swedish Presidency)

8 The ICT sector takes on the challenge ! So far: High Level ICT for Energy Efficiency event in Brussels took place on Febuary thHigh Level ICT for Energy Efficiency event 4 industry associations announced officially at the event the launch of the ICT4EE Forum, Digital Europe Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), Japanese Business Council in Europe (JBCE) TechAmerica Europe Presentation of a 3 years roadmap to address EC Recommendation

9 Major EU Cities take on the Challenge: The Green Digital Charter An initiative of Manchester City, Eurocities and the European Commission launched in November 2009 The signatory Mayors commit to > Deploy 5 large scale projects before 2015 > Decrease ICT direct carbon footprint by 30% by 2020 > Create partnerships on ICT and energy consuming sectors by 2011 Signatories: Amsterdam, Birmingham, Bologna, Bristol, Genoa, Ghent,The Hague, Helsinki, Lisbon, Malaga, Manchester, Murcia, Nantes, Nice, Porto, Reykjavik, Rijeka, Tallinn, Stockholm, Vienna and Zaragoza.

10 Policy Context The Green Digital Charter (2) Aims at: > Reducing own ICT footprint (notably data centers) > Increase the use of renewables > Improve measurability, transparency and visibility of emissions and energy use > Improve transport and urban mobility > Deploy smartgrids with particular attention to microgrids and virtual powerplants _en.htm _en.htm In the context of the Covenant of Mayors

11 THE COMPETITIVENESS & INNOVATION FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME Information Communication Technologies Policy support Programme (ICT PSP) Better access to finance for SMEs through venture capital investment & loan guarantee instruments Europe Enterprise Network Support for eco-innovation Fostering energy efficiency & the rational use of energy sources Promoting new & renewable energy sources & energy diversification Promoting EE & new energy sources in transport ~2,170 M ~730 M

12 ICT Policy Support Programme under DG Information Society and Media ICT PSP aims specifically at: Stimulating the wider deployment and best use of innovative ICT-based solutions Facilitating the coordination and implementation of actions for developing the information society across the Member States Focus is on areas of public interest: Where ICT-based solutions can bring substantial improvements to quality and efficiency of services To open up and facilitate the development of EU-wide markets for innovative ICT

13 ICT for a low carbon economy ICT for energy and water efficiency (Pilots B) To demonstrate that advanced ICT components and systems* significantly contribute to reducing both waste of energy and water and management of locally generated renewable energy sources, etc. *e.g. smart metering, smart lighting, power electronics for integration +20 % reduction CO2 -15% Consumption Avoid Peaks Spread Shoulders + 15% peak loadshavi ng +15 % cons. energy saving +20% renewable

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16 Facilitating replications Developing a common measurement framework Sharing experiences on users involvement (living labs) Common dissemination actions notably to public authorithies Provide socio-economic evidence for ICT investment (user acceptance – ROI) A consolidated set of Best Practices including guidelines, manuals and training materials e_growth/funding/projects/index_en.htm#map

17 Thank you for your attention DG INFSO Unit H4 ICT for Sustainable Growth


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