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Government-led initiatives to promote the uptake of energy management systems.

Programs to purchase energy savings from industry or the residential sector. Energy savings are delivered by utilities or third parties (often through financial or technical assistance). In Europe, such programs are often called energy efficiency obligations.

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    Denmark

    Denmark’s Agreement on Industrial Energy Efficiency (DAIEE)

    Program Type:
    Energy Management
    Year:
    2001
    Status:
    in operation
    Supervising Entity:
    Danish Energy Agency
    Implementing Entity:
    Danish Energy Agency
    Program Summary:

    In 1993, the Danish government introduced voluntary energy efficiency agreements with industry known as Denmark’s Agreement on Industrial Energy Efficiency (DAIEE).

    United States of America

    United States Superior Energy Performance Program

    Program Type:
    Energy Management
    Year:
    2012
    Supervising Entity:
    U.S. Department of Energy
    Program Summary:

    Superior Energy Performance (SEP) is a voluntary certification program that provides industrial facilities with a roadmap for achieving continual improvement in energy efficiency while maintaining competitiveness.

    Sweden

    Sweden's Programme for Improving Energy Efficiency in Energy Intensive Industries (PFE)

    Program Type:
    Energy Management
    Year:
    2005
    Status:
    in operation
    Supervising Entity:
    Swedish Energy Agency
    Implementing Entity:
    Swedish Energy Agency
    Program Summary:

    The Programme for improving energy efficiency in energy intensive industries (PFE) was introduced on January 1st 2005 as part of a voluntary agreement between industry and government.

    Ireland

    Ireland's Energy Agreements Programme (EAP)

    Program Type:
    Energy Management
    Year:
    2006
    Status:
    in operation
    Supervising Entity:
    Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)
    Implementing Entity:
    Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)
    Program Summary:

    Ireland’s voluntary agreements known the Energy Agreements Programme (EAP), run by Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), aim to stimulate energy efficiency activity within the largest consumers of energy in Ireland above and beyond business-as-usual.

    Australia

    Australia Energy Efficiency Opportunities Program

    Program Type:
    Energy Management
    Year:
    2005 to 2014
    Status:
    completed
    Supervising Entity:
    Australian Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (DRET)
    Implementing Entity:
    Australian Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (DRET)
    Program Summary:

    The Energy Efficiency Opportunities (EEO) Program is a mandatory program for energy intensive companies aiming to encourage large energy-using businesses to improve their energy efficiency by requiring them to identify, evaluate and publicly report on cost-effective energy savings opportunities.

    British Columbia

    BC Hydro Power Smart

    Program Type:
    Resource Acquisition
    Year:
    2003
    Status:
    in operation
    Supervising Entity:
    British Columbia Utilities Commission
    Implementing Entity:
    British Columbia Hydro
    Program Summary:

    BC Hydro is a regulated electric utility owned by the Province of British Columbia that operates as a commercial entity. It serves 1.85 million customers representing 95% of B.C.’s population.

    Oregon

    Energy Trust of Oregon

    Program Type:
    Resource Acquisition
    Year:
    2002
    Status:
    in operation
    Supervising Entity:
    Public Utility Commission of Oregon
    Implementing Entity:
    Energy Trust of Oregon
    Program Summary:

    Launched in 2002, the Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO) is the entity entrusted by the state government of Oregon with the acquisition of energy efficiency resources.

    Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Focus on Energy

    Program Type:
    Resource Acquisition
    Year:
    2001
    Status:
    in operation
    Supervising Entity:
    Wisconsin Public Service Commission
    Implementing Entity:
    Shaw Environmental
    Program Summary:

    Focus on Energy is Wisconsin’s state-wide energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. It runs programs for utilities that serve 98% of state’s electric and natural gas load.

    Vermont

    Efficiency Vermont

    Program Type:
    Resource Acquisition
    Year:
    2000
    Status:
    in operation
    Supervising Entity:
    Vermont Public Service Board (PSB)
    Implementing Entity:
    Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC)
    Program Summary:

    In 1999, Vermont´s Public Service Board (PSB) consolidated the efficiency acquisition programs of all of Vermont utilities into a single, state-wide energy efficiency utility (EEU) - Efficiency Vermont - and a smaller EEU, covering Burlington, Vermon't largest city.

    New York

    New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

    Program Type:
    Resource Acquisition
    Year:
    1998
    Status:
    in operation
    Supervising Entity:
    New York Public Service Commission
    Implementing Entity:
    NYSERDA
    Program Summary:

    New York State has one of the largest and longest running state-run energy efficiency programs in North America.

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