Workshop “Energy Efficiency: challenges, opportunities and solutions”, Wednesday, March 27, 2024

27 Mar 2024

Several workshops will be held between now and July to discuss the effects of the energy transition on member countries of the Association of Energy Regulators of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (RELOP).

“Energy Efficiency: challenges, opportunities and solutions”. This is the theme of the second workshop to be held by the RELOP working group on energy transition next Wednesday (27/3), exclusively virtually and for RELOP participants. With one workshop per month until July, the working group aims to be an enriching forum for discussion and to encourage the sharing of knowledge and experiences among participants. The first workshop was entitled “Integrated Strategies for the Energy Transition” and was held on February 29th.

The event will open at 1 p.m. (Portugal time) with a brief “Framework on the importance of energy efficiency in the national contexts of the RELOP countries’ energy transition”. The aim is not only to inform, but also to inspire, in the implementation of initiatives and good practices, adapting them to the specific context of each RELOP country’s reality.

At 1:10 p.m., there will be a panel on energy efficiency myths and barriers. The following topics will be discussed: What is energy efficiency? Main concepts, barriers, instruments for promotion and multiple benefits of energy efficiency, highlighting good practices and successful initiatives. At 1:40 p.m., there will be a panel on ANEEL’s work in the field of energy efficiency, in which the Energy Efficiency Program regulations will be presented.

At 2:10 p.m., an interactive dialog will take place, with discussions on topics such as: identifying common challenges and opportunities in each RELOP country; discussing how energy efficiency can be adapted to the specific contexts of the RELOP countries; discussing the specific experiences of the participants and how they can implement an energy efficiency policy and, finally, a question and answer session. The event closes at 14:45, with a summary of the main points discussed.

At the end of the workshop, the aim is not only to gain a deeper understanding of the energy transition, but also to form a solid basis for future collaboration and initiatives within the Working Group.