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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.

    China

    Energy management system requirements under the Top-10,000 Program

    Program Type:
    Energy Management
    Year:
    2012
    Status:
    in operation
    Supervising Entity:
    National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)
    Implementing Entity:
    Local Energy Conservation Authorities
    Program Summary:

    China’s mandatory energy conservation target-setting policy for large energy users, known as the Top-10,000 Program (*1), was introduced in 2011. One of the key requirements laid out in the Program is the establishment of energy management systems.