Improving Policies through Energy Efficiency Indicators Task Group (IPEEI)

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The Improving Policies through Energy Efficiency Indicators (IPEEI) Task Group supports the implementation of energy efficiency monitoring methods in IPEEC member countries by:

  • monitoring National Energy Efficiency Action Plans
  • delivering cross-country comparison of energy efficiency trends in G20 countries
  • providing training and capacity building on energy efficiency indicators for G20–IPEEC member countries and others.

Energy efficiency indicators have been successfully developed and used in Europe, and are one of the main tools for benchmarking the assessment of sectoral or national impacts of energy efficiency policies. They are essential to supporting reliable datasets and effective policy exchanges among different jurisdictions and different countries.

Why does data matter for energy efficiency?


Leading members: France.
Participants: Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, plus several non-IPEEC members, including  Aruba, Barbados, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St Domingo, St Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela. Supported by several organisations including the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME), the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin American Countries (UN ECLAC), German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ), the U.S. Department of Energy and French Development Agency (AFD).

Recent developments

In 2017, IPEEI played a key role in improving energy efficiency policy frameworks in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region. The task group:

  • Continued to carry out the Baseline Energy Efficiency Indicator (BIEE) Programme jointly with ADEME, AFD, GIZ and UN ECLAC, including: consolidating and updating BIEE data bases and regional data mapper, publishing nine national and one regional report on energy efficiency indicators with national governments, and sharing project results at the UN ECLAC Energy Efficiency Dialogue in Argentina in December.

  • Implemented a bilateral capacity building project between France and Mexico’s National Commission for Energy Efficiency (CONUEE) on energy efficiency monitoring, supported by the AFD. As part of this project, IPEEI helped CONUEE develop a database on energy demand and energy efficiency indicators and update an evaluation tool to track the implementation of Mexico’s National Energy Efficiency Action Plan. In September, ADEME, CONUEE and AFD signed a high-level agreement to extend the project for a second phase.

  • Initiated a bilateral project between ADEME and Brazil’s electric energy research company EPE to evaluate Brazil’s energy efficiency policies.

  • Contributed to the development and launch of the G20 Energy End-Use Data and Energy Efficiency Metrics (EUDEEM) initiative led by France and the IEA. IPEEI is a member of the new initiative.

  • Hosted capacity building workshops in Jamaica and Chile.

The task group will continue working on and expanding its current activities, and also explore possible collaboration with the new initiative on Energy End-Use Data and Energy Efficiency Metrics (EEUDM) launched by the French government and the IEA under the G20 Energy Efficiency Leading Programme.

The latest publications for this task group can be found on the Publications page.

Further information