Energy Efficiency Policies and Indicators

Energy efficiency has for years been considered as the panacea which would help address many of the important energy-related issues from security of supply to environmental implications of energy production and use, to global competitiveness, financing and social equity.  There is no single answer to explain why energy efficiency is not yet happening on a large scale.  The World Energy Council’s knowledge networks on Energy Efficiency examine the issue focusing on two main areas: policies & indicators.

Policies & Indicators

Building on the research conducted over the last two decades,  this study examines and evaluates energy efficiency trends and policies around the world and identifies the key success factors for policies’ implementation.  Analysis of the interaction between energy efficiency policies and energy efficiency performance of economies is at the heart of this evaluation. A global survey is conducted to catalogue energy efficiency policies and measures and identify prevailing trends.  The 86 countries covered in the most recent survey make it the most comprehensive assessment available worldwide.  The knowledge network runs two online Energy Efficiency databases containing information on Energy Efficiency Indicators and Energy Efficiency Policies and Measures.

François Moisan, Leader of Energy Efficiency Policies

WP_Franois MoisanDr François Moisan leads the policies part of Knowledge Network on Energy Efficiency. Dr Moisan is Executive Director of Strategy, Research & International Affairs and Scientific Director of ADEME, the public agency in charge of implementing French policies in the fields of energy efficiency, renewable energy and environment. He is Co-Chair of the IPEEC Executive Committee, and he was the French Delegate and Chairman (2002-2004) of the Energy Efficiency working party of the International Energy Agency. Dr Moisan was elected Chairman of the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE) (2002-2006). He has been working in the energy efficiency policies arena for more than 30 years and he is a member of several national and international committees. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering (Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité de Paris, 1972) and a doctorate in Economic Science (Université de Grenoble, 1983).

Members of the Energy Efficiency Policies Knowledge Network

François Moisan ADEME
KN Leader
Amaraporn Achavangkool Department of Alternative Energy Development & Efficiency (DEDE)
Carolina Mena Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining – Uruguay
Diego Sanchez Ochoa Corporación Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo del Sector Eléctrico
Janusz Bąk PSE S.A.
Theo Covary Unlimited Energy
Abdelmonim Chentouf Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment – Morocco
Abraham Hangula Desert Research Foundation of Namibia
Adeola I. Eleri Energy Commission of Nigeria
Ali Berro Beta Engineering
Andrew Etzinger Eskom Holdings
Arif Alauddin National Energy Conservation Centre – Pakistan
Bernd Schnittler MEW
Professor Bruno Lapillonne Enerdata SA
Charity Nsofu Electricity Control Board – Namibia
Dharmendra Parmar Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission
Didier Bosseboeuf ADEME
Djamila Mohammedi Sonelgaz
Emil Calota ANRE
Enrique C. Quispe Universidad Autónoma de Occidente
Gabriela Prata Dias Energy Charter Secretariat
German Guido Lavalle Instituto Tecnológico Buenos Aires
Godwin O. Unachukwu University of Nigeria
Helvi Ileka Solar Age Namibia
Ishuna-Niita Amakutsi Ministry of Mines and Energy – Namibia
Israel Jàuregui National Commission for Energy Efficiency (CONUEE)
Iulian Iancu Government of Romania
Jan Witt BDEW German Association of Energy and Water Industries
Jean-Eudes Moncomble Conseil Français de l’Energie/CMEWorld Energy Council, France
Kazutomo Irie Asia Pacific Energy Research Center (APERC)
Khetsiwe Khumalo
Lukas Gutzwiller Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications – Switzerland
Mauricio Zunino Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining – Uruguay
Mike Underhill Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority
Mina Ouattassi Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment – Morocco
Naif M. Al-Abbadi King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Namejs Zeltins Latvian Academy of Sciences
Ndakema Hamunghete Renewable Energy and Efficiency Institute Polytechnic of Namibia
Odón de Buen National Commission for Energy Efficiency (CONUEE)
Prabhat Varshney PTC India Ltd
Rabiou Hassane Yari Société Nigérienne de Charbon de l’Azawak
Renata Falcao Eletrobras
Sethuraman Chandrasekaran Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL)
Stéphane Taupin Electricité de France (EDF)
Victoria Orioli Siemens AG
Yann Ménager Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy
Zivayi Chiguvare Renewable Energy and Efficiency Institute Polytechnic of Namibia
Zohra Ettaik Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment – Morocco
Abbas Musa Energy Commission of Nigeria
FEL Member
Abdelhak Chibani Sonelgaz
FEL Member
Antoine Skayem FREE sarl: Free Renewable Electric Energy
FEL Member


The main objective of the technologies workis to review the current patterns of energy use across the energy value chain. This includes exploration, extraction and transport of primary energy, its transformation, transport and distribution, final consumption and decommissioning/waste management. The result produces an estimate of the improvement potentials in terms of energy savings.

The recent developments in the global energy sector, including rapid increases in energy prices and the mounting concerns about security of supply and the environment, have created significant interest in improving efficiencies throughout the entire energy value chain. This work significantly enhances the understanding of what works and what is less effective at improving energy efficiency in the global energy system.

Klaus Willnow, Leader of Energy Efficiency Technologies

WP_Klaus WillnowDr Klaus Willnow is the Leader of the technologies part of the Knowledge Network on Energy Efficiency. Dr Willnow is Director of External Innovation Corporation at Siemens Energy. He joined Siemens in 1996 as part of the nuclear project management team, and was responsible for civil engineering and R&D projects of nuclear plants in Germany and Eastern Europe. He represented Siemens Power Generation in Brussels and Berlin, before becoming Programme Coordinator for R&D activities with the European Commission. Dr Willnow later became the head of Enterprise Communications of Siemens Power Generation, before moving on to head the department of External Innovation Cooperation of Siemens Energy in 2008. Dr Willnow is a member of the EU Technology Platform of Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plant (ZEP), and was chairman of the Task Force of Public Communications until Jan 2012. Dr Wilnow is also a board member of the Energy Solution Center in Karlsruhe. He has a degree in Economics from the University of Hagen and a doctorate in civil engineering from the Ruhr-University of Bochum.

“The work of our knowledge network will give policy makers and industry leaders a unique overview and insight into the value, potential and impact of Energy Efficiency Technologies. The latest information helps to quantify potentials by introducing energy efficient technologies in the various fields along the entire energy value chain. WEC with its global and well-established network of experts is able to produce recommendations relevant to all countries and energy systems.”

Members of the Energy Technologies Knowledge Network

Klaus Willnow Siemens AG
Abdallah Khellaf Centre for Renewable Energy Development
Agostino Iacobazzi ENEA
Aistija Zubaviciute National Commission for Energy Control and Prices
Alexandre Jeandel ENGIE
Antonio Lopez-Rodriguez Repsol
Arif Alauddin National Energy Conservation Centre – Pakistan
Asad Mahmood Synergy Earth Global Pvt. Ltd.
B. G. Danshehu Usmanu Danfodiyo University
Eurico Correia Associação Portuguesa de Energia
Gabriel Angel Gaudino Regional Energy Integration Commission
Georgy Ryabov All-Russia Thermal Engineering Institute
Greg Visser Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority
Joao Carlos Oliveira Petrobras Distribuidora S.A.
Juan Carlos Borhi Universidad Tecnologica Nacional
Magdalena Urhan Rojas Universidad Autónoma de Occidente
Martin Wedig German Coal Association
Matthias Boehm Bayer MaterialScience AG
Mohamed Lakhdar Habib Sonelgaz
Naif M. Al-Abbadi King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Petronella Kapolo Electricity Control Board – Namibia
Raffaele Avella Italian Association Of Chemical Engineering
Saeed Mohazeb Torabi Niroo Consulting Engineers Co.
Seyed Mohammad Sadeghzadeh Iranian Member Committee/WEC
Sylvain Hercberg EDF Energy plc
Tiina Koljonen Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)
Anna Illarionova Enel Russia
FEL Member
Gert Preegel Tallinn University of Technology
FEL Member
Janelle Spencer Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago
FEL Member
Minoru Muranaka Tokyo Gas Company Ltd
FEL Member
Mohammed Alazba Qatar Energy and Environment Research Institute
FEL Member


For further information, contact: Zulandi Van Der Westhuizen, Deputy Director, Scenarios & Resources

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