2023

Annual
Report

Chair’s Statement

During 2023, recognition the role of energy efficiency in delivering energy security and affordability has boosted action. On the ground, investment in energy efficiency has risen by 45% since 2020, and we are seeing rapid growth in sales of electric vehicles and heat pumps in most economies.

However, it will take time before this results in lower energy demand – indeed, global energy intensity actually increased less in 2023 than in 2022.

Against this backdrop, 4E has continued to support our member governments as they transition to a more sustainable and affordable energy system. Our members are looking to 4E to help them to devise new strategies that integrate energy efficiency and demand flexibility.

Our ability to facilitate collaboration between governments, leading to better international alignment of policies, has become even more important to delivering faster and more comprehensive policy responses for our members. This in turn is helping to direct technology innovation for a range of newly emerging products.

While 2023 has seen vital work by 4E’s Platforms on motor systems, connected devices, lighting systems and power electronics, part of our focus has also been on the future. In preparation for a new five-year term starting in March 2024, we have developed a series of new strategic directions to better reflect the changing priorities of our member governments.

I am delighted that we will continue with many of our most successful projects going forward, while also focusing on several new areas, in particular on demand flexibility and energy using systems. Future 4E Annual Reports will summarise progress on these topics.

Meanwhile, this report summarises our many achievements over 2023. I hope that you find it most informative and inspiring.

None of these would have been possible without the expertise and engagement of our Members. The time and energy that they commit to 4E is the main reason why our work together result in truly collaborative outcomes and for this I would like to pass on my whole-hearted thanks.

Hans-Paul Siderius

Netherlands | Interim chair

The Role played by 4E

We highlight the role of energy efficiency as the "first fuel" as a key pillar in the global energy transition towards net-zero GHG emissions in 2050. We emphasize the value of energy efficiency and energy savings across all sectors in enhancing energy security, access and affordability; reducing GHG emissions and mitigating environmental impacts; and creating economic growth and reducing energy poverty.

4E aims to promote energy efficiency as the key to ensuring safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable energy systems.

Vision

4E’s vision is to see products and systems optimised to accelerate the transition to a safe, reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy future

Mission

4E engages with member governments to accelerate their clean energy transition through improved and innovative energy efficiency and decarbonisation policies for products and systems. 4E is an international platform for collaboration that harnesses the expertise of governments, industry, experts and other organisations focused on the development and deployment of energy efficient equipment and systems within all non-transport sectors.

Benefits of participating in 4E
What might not have happened without 4E

Feedback from 4E Members, 2022

Overview of 4E Structure and Activities

Executive Committee

4E is managed by an Executive Committee (ExCo) comprising one voting delegate from each of the 15 Members.

The ExCo meets twice yearly to manage the work programme of 4E, including the dissemination of 4E’s research results. Secretariat functions for the ExCo are provided by the Programme Manager, funded by annual membership fees.

In May 2023, 4E appointed Thore Stenfeldt (Denmark) as the new 4E Chair from the start of the new term (March 2024) for a term of 2 years.

At the same time, Hans-Paul Siderius (Netherlands), Brian Fitzgerald (New Zealand), Ashley Armstrong (United States) and Laura Gritt (UK) were approved as 4E Vice-Chairs for a 2 year period.

Hans-Paul Siderius agreed to act as Interim Chair of 4E until March 2024.

The 31st meeting of the ExCo was held in Toulouse, France, and the 32nd took place in Wellington New Zealand. Attendance at these meetings is shown in the table on the right. A full list of the 15 Members of the ExCo during 2023 is shown in Attachment 1.

The frequency of forthcoming ExCo meetings will reduce from every six months to every nine months from 2024, to reduce transport CO2 emissions and costs for Members.

Attendance at 
2023 ExCo meetings

31st - France

Attendance at
2022 ExCo meetings

32nd - New Zealand

Benefit of participating in 4E

Lessons learnt from different countries

Early warning of energy efficiency regulations

Working together on specific problems/tasks

Access to peers and world leading subject matter experts

Platforms

Platforms provide a mechanism for collaborative research amongst 4E Members on key technologies or topics. Within 4E, these were previously called Annexes, however in 2023 these were renamed as Platforms to better communicate their broad range of activities.

Similarly, 4E Operating Agents, who are paid to manage and co-ordinate the Platforms on behalf of the 4E Members, will henceforth be known as Platform Managers. These changes have no impact in the way that Platforms are managed and operated.

The 4E structure is shown below, and this highlights the four existing Platforms.

*From March 2024

Reports on all currently operating Platforms are included later in this report.

MEPS coverage also significantly varies across regions, which underscores the opportunity for international co-operation in this realm. Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific are leading in coverage for key end uses while there is potential for wider policy implementation in Africa, Eurasia and the Middle East.

4E Tasks

4E Tasks are developed and funded by the Executive Committee to assist the development and implementation of policies for energy efficient end-use equipment.

These research activities cover a wide range of technologies and cross-cutting issues and benefit from the collective insights provided by all 4E Members.
During 2023 the notable achievements of the most prominent 4E Tasks are illustrated on the following pages.

Product Energy Efficiency Trends (PEET)

The PEET Task assists 4E Members to understand the performance of major products across economies and regions and over time.

It does this by examining the scope and stringency of regulatory policies within 4E economies and through the use of crawling technology to scan product offered for sale.

Regular PEET workshops enable policy makers and regulators to conduct deep dives into the scope, test methods and stringency of national regulations to understand the national variations and potential for closer alignment. It also facilitates the transference of innovative policy approaches between regions, speeding up the implementation of effective policies.

4E Members met in 2023 for five workshops to discuss the following important topics:
  • Improving the circular economy through energy efficiency product policy (21 September, online)
  • Heat Pumps for high temperature applications and the transition to low-GWP refrigerants for residential AC/HP applications (5 October, online)
  • Maximising the Impacts of S&L Programmes (17 October 2023, online)
  • External Power Supplies & Battery Chargers (17 November, Wellington, NZ)
  • Refrigerated Display & Food Service Cabinets (17 November, Wellington, NZ)

The webcrawler project gives an additional dimension, supplying current market data on energy performance, prices and other attributes for refrigerator/freezers, televisions, room air-conditions, and washing machines. The speed of the crawl enables multiple iterations over the year, and the generation of a time series. This data is cleaned, analysed and made available to 4E members.

Not only do 4E members use this to understand how their products compare to similar products in other regions, but it is used to examine the effectiveness of their policies and to track compliance.

Sample output from Webcrawler project: refrigerator-freezer efficiency class distribution by proportion in selected countries

Sample output from Webcrawler project: television size distribution in selected countries

Regulating Energy Using Systems

4E published ‘Progressing Energy Efficiency Policies for Systems’ in 2022 as a summary of the work undertaken by 4E over the previous four years. This noted that extending product policies to cover relevant energy-using systems has the potential to reduce annual global energy consumption by 9% (17,000 PJ, 4,780 TWh). This is larger than the total annual use of electricity in the United States in 2021.

Figure 2: Estimates of energy savings if product policies were extended to cover energy-using systems

4E published ‘Progressing Energy Efficiency Policies for Systems’ in 2022 as a summary of the work undertaken by 4E over the previous four years. This noted that extending product policies to cover relevant energy-using systems has the potential to reduce annual global energy consumption by 9% (17,000 PJ, 4,780 TWh). This is larger than the total annual use of electricity in the United States in 2021.

Figure 2: Estimates of energy savings if product policies were extended to cover energy-using systems

This report also identified system-types that are most suitable for the next generation of energy efficiency regulations and explored the options for overcoming some of the current barriers.

The large scale energy savings estimates goes a long way towards explaining why 4E governments have been working on practicalities of extending product regulations to energy-using systems.,

During 2023, we have launched a new Task to examine the role that digital technologies might play in breaking down some the barriers to regulation. These largely involve either modelling or the monitoring of system performance, both of which are used occasionally within existing national regulatory frameworks.

This report also identified system-types that are most suitable for the next generation of energy efficiency regulations and explored the options for overcoming some of the current barriers.

The large scale energy savings estimates goes a long way towards explaining why 4E governments have been working on practicalities of extending product regulations to energy-using systems.

During 2023, we have launched a new Task to examine the role that digital technologies might play in breaking down some the barriers to regulation. These largely involve either modelling or the monitoring of system performance, both of which are used in occasionally within existing national regulatory frameworks.

Load Based Testing for Variable Speed Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

Responding to the need to develop practical load-based testing regimes for air conditioners and heat pumps, this 4E project commenced in late 2020 and concludes with a series of round-robin tests in laboratories selected by 4E Members.

Having published new test guidance suited to variable capacity units at the end of 2021, the round robin of two ducted and two non-ducted units began in 2022 with tests conducted in theUnited States.

During 2023, the units have also been tested in Korea and Australia, and the results are being analysed.

This Task has already proved invaluable in providing a range of laboratories experience in load-based testing. For example, it has been noticeable that test duration has fallen within all laboratories with practice.

One considerable achievement is that the test procedure will be considered for inclusion in the next U.S. Department of Energy revision.

Evaluation Guide for EES&L Programmes

In March 2023, 4E published its guidebook on evaluation of energy efficiency standards and labelling (EES&L) programmes, together with a 2 page summary.

While not being prescriptive, these explain the key methods that are proven to deliver robust and credible impact evaluations. Since previous 4E projects have found that it is sometimes difficult to understand the assumptions used in the presentation of programme outcomes, the guidebook also promotes the reporting of results in a consistent and transparent manner.

Where evaluations are undertaken by an independent third party, the guidebook is designed to provide a clear scope of work or request for proposals (RFP), however, it may also be used to plan in-house evaluations of EES&L programmes.

Check list for commissioning a programme evaluation

While we know that energy efficiency programmes are highly cost-effective and have multiple benefits, we all need to continually demonstrate the scale of these achievements. By publishing this practical Guidebook we hope to encourage EES&L programmes to conduct more thorough and transparent examinations of their results. In this way, we can extend the evidence base and gain further support to be ever more ambitious.

In March 2023, 4E published its guidebook on evaluation of energy efficiency standards and labelling (EES&L) programmes, together with a 2 page summary.

While not being prescriptive, these explain the key methods that are proven to deliver robust and credible impact evaluations. Since previous 4E projects have found that it is sometimes difficult to understand the assumptions used in the presentation of programme outcomes, the guidebook also promotes the reporting of results in a consistent and transparent manner.

Where evaluations are undertaken by an independent third party, the guidebook is designed to provide a clear scope of work or request for proposals (RFP), however, it may also be used to plan in-house evaluations of EES&L programmes.

Check list for commissioning a programme evaluation

While we know that energy efficiency programmes are highly cost-effective and have multiple benefits, we all need to continually demonstrate the scale of these achievements. By publishing this practical Guidebook we hope to encourage EES&L programmes to conduct more thorough and transparent examinations of their results. In this way, we can extend the evidence base and gain further support to be ever more ambitious.

IEA Publications

4E works closely with the IEA and provides expert input to many reports, including combining on joint publications and events. This gives high level visibility to much of 4E’s research work.

4E makes a significant contribution to the appliance & equipment sections of the IEA’s annual flagship publications on energy efficiency and on digitalisation.

Further examples of collaborative work with the IEA and other TCPs are shown later in this report.

In 2023, minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) are in place in more than 110 countries worldwide, including all the largest energy consumers. To encourage consumer choices that surpass regulated minimum standards, they are often combined with comparative labels, which are employed in over 100 countries as well.

4E works closely with the IEA and provides expert input to many reports, including combining on joint publications and events. This gives high level visibility to much of 4E’s research work.

4E makes a significant contribution to the appliance & equipment sections of the IEA’s annual flagship publications on energy efficiency and on digitalisation.

Further examples of collaborative work with the IEA and other TCPs are shown later in this report.

In 2023, minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) are in place in more than 110 countries worldwide, including all the largest energy consumers. To encourage consumer choices that surpass regulated minimum standards, they are often combined with comparative labels, which are employed in over 100 countries as well. Energy efficiency is currently seeing a strong global focus among policy makers in recognition of its important role in enhancing energy security and affordability,and in accelerating clean energy transitions.

Co-ordination with IEA and other organisations

As one of over 30 Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs) established under the framework of the International Energy Agency (IEA), 4E has a particularly close relationship with the IEA Secretariat and other TCPs.

Some examples of collaborative activities in 2023 include:

  • 4E made a significant contribution to the IEA flagship publication ‘Energy Efficiency 2023’
  • Many of 4E’s webinars are held in partnership with the IEA.
  • 4E is part of the Building Co-ordination Group, which met in February 2023. Looking forward, 4E has indicated its support for three new TCP co-ordination groups.
  • 4E also took part in the 5th TCP Universal Meeting in October 2023.
  • To reflect he growing interest in Heat Pumps, 4E presented its work to the TCP on Heat Pumping Technologies workshop in Prague (November 2023), and also attended the National Experts meeting in Nuremberg in October 2023.
  • Under the review of the IEA Medium-term Strategy on Energy Research and Technology, 4E made several contributions on the workings of the Working Parties and TCP communication activities.
  • The IEA’s Energy Efficiency Division provides a report to each meeting of the 4E Executive Committee and participates in discussions at these meetings.

Intergovernmental and Standardisation Organisations

4E engages continuously with a range of intergovernmental organisations, including but not limited to:
  • The Energy Efficiency Hub – particularly the The Digitalisation Working Group
  • The Clean Energy Ministerial – particularly through the IEA and SEAD
  • The Super-Efficient Equipment and Appliances Deployment (SEAD)
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – particularly through United for Efficiency (U4E)
  • International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
4E has had a long-running relationship with the Super-Efficient Equipment and Appliances Deployment (SEAD), and in 2023 we finalised an agreement between the two organisations that explains how their work is complementary.

In 2023, 4E Members contributed to the IEC’s Advisory Committee on Energy Efficiency (ACEE) and its publication of Guide 118 Preparation of Basic and Group Energy Efficiency Publications including Energy Efficiency Aspects, Ed. 2.

4E EMSA has been at the forefront of the establishment of the ISO & IEC Joint Advisory Group: JAG 22, Efficiency (ACEE), which represents an important milestone in energy efficiency standardisation. Its role is to advise, guide and co-ordinate activities in ISO and IEC relating to optimising the energy consumption of Electric Driven Machine Units.

4E EMSA has also been active in the European Motor Renovation Initiative (EU-MORE), exploring opportunities for the replacement of inefficient motors.

Whilst we didn’t turn the page on the fossil fuel era in Dubai, this outcome is the beginning of the end,” said UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Simon Stiell in his closing speech. “Now all governments and businesses need to turn these pledges into real-economy outcomes, without delay.”….. The stocktake calls on Parties to take actions towards achieving, at a global scale, a tripling of renewable energy capacity and doubling energy efficiency improvements by 2030. The list also includes accelerating efforts towards the phase-down of unabated coal power, phasing out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies, and other measures that drive the transition away from fossil fuels in energy systems, in a just, orderly and equitable manner, with developed countries continuing to take the lead.

Industry and Academia

4E has extensive contact with a variety of industry organisations and companies. We run regular workshops to gain industry input to 4E’s work. These tend to focus on private sector companies related to our workstreams, such as suppliers of motor systems, solid state lighting, power electronics, ICT equipment and air conditioning.

During 2023, 4E has increased the number of Webinars that it runs, usually in collaboration with the IEA, and these continue to attract many hundreds of industry participants spanning a variety of technology and policy topics.

Depending on the topic, we may also seek industry comments on our published materials or conduct formal consultation processes. 4E Members also participate in many formal standardisation processes, contributing to the results of work undertaken by 4E, which has often been commissioned specially to inform standards development.

Some of 4E’s Platforms have specific advisory groups formed from academia & relevant industries.

Platform Achievements in 2023

Key actions to double efficiency progress – namely improvement in the technical efficiency of buildings and equipment, material efficiency, behavioural changes, and greater electrification – reduce emissions by more than 7 Gt in 2030 in the IEA’s net zero scenario, accounting for nearly half of all reductions achieved that year. Wasting less energy also results in a smaller energy system that requires less physical infrastructure. Doubling would therefore provide substantial cost savings to industry and governments. Consumers also reap the benefits of improved efficiency, including healthier, more comfortable homes and workplaces, lower energy bills and more breathable air. Moreover, doubling would result in the creation of over 3 million jobs, with more workers needed to help retrofit buildings and install energy-saving technologies.

EMSA provides guidance, recommendations and research on national policy frameworks to its members and others to improve the energy efficiency of electric motor driven systems. EMSA provides a platform for exchanges on and development of tools, guides, programmes and regulations. With a focus on energy efficiency, energy savings and GHG emissions reduction towards a Net Zero goal.

EMSA’s activities involve stakeholders from research, government, industry and NGOs. The work of EMSA involves interactions with IEC and ISO and others in international standardisation and energy savings e.g. IEA, CLASP, SEAD, UNEP/U4E and more. Through this network EMSA focuses on innovative, integral and specific subjects and activities.

Examples of EMSA’s work includes:
  • Standards and testing: comparative testing work by Denmark and Australia on determining the energy efficiency performance of air compressors is ongoing, leading to recommendations to improve the test standard.
  • Policy support, Outreach: provision of expert advice for users of the Motor System Tool to support a national pilot programme on energy savings in motor systems; adapting EMSA experiences on motor system audits into a national regulation on mandatory energy savings measures including motor system optimisation.
  • Organising regular or one-off workshops on research in the field of digitalisation and energy savings in motor systems.
  • Assistance to stakeholders on a variety of research and development activities on the energy efficiency of appliances and equipment.

Platform Participants

EMSA provides guidance, recommendations and research on national policy frameworks to its members and others to improve the energy efficiency of electric motor driven systems. EMSA provides a platform for exchanges on and development of tools, guides, programmes and regulations. With a focus on energy efficiency, energy savings and GHG emissions reduction towards a Net Zero goal.

EMSA’s activities involve stakeholders from research, government, industry and NGOs. The work of EMSA involves interactions with IEC and ISO and others in international standardisation and energy savings e.g. IEA, CLASP, SEAD, UNEP/U4E and more. Through this network EMSA focuses on innovative, integral and specific subjects and activities.

Examples of EMSA’s work includes:

  • Standards and testing: comparative testing work by Denmark and Australia on determining the energy efficiency performance of air compressors is ongoing, leading to recommendations to improve the test standard.
  • Policy support, Outreach: provision of expert advice for users of the Motor System Tool to support a national pilot program on energy savings in motor systems; adapting EMSA experiences on motor system audits into a national regulation on mandatory energy savings measures including motor system optimisation.
  • Organising regular or one-off workshops on research in the field of digitalisation and energy savings in motor systems.
  • Assistance to stakeholders on a variety of research and development activities on the energy efficiency of appliances and equipment.

Platform Participants

Major Achievements During 2023

EMSA’s research into the potential for increased energy efficiency in electric motor systems through digitalisation is ongoing with several publications due in early 2024. These include digitalisation case studies, a technical guide for users, analysis of the energy consumption of digitalisation, and policy measures and recommendations.

EMSA has contributed to the calculation models and specifications for converter fed motors and converters used by the IEC. This has laid the groundwork for the increased uptake of VSD driven motor systems in regulations and increased energy savings.

EMSA contributes to the IEC Advisory Committee on Energy Efficiency and to the Joint ISO/IEC advisory group on efficient electric driven units, focusing on co-ordination between ISO and IEC.

The results of testing SiC converters for electric drive systems has shown the advantages of SiC-Inverter for applications where there is a high switching frequency, such as robotics.

EMSA experts have contributed to the revision of MEPS for fans and pumps by the European Commission and, to accelerate motor replacement, EMSA members are participating in the Advisory Board of the EU MORE project.

Examples of concrete savings come from two members i.e. New Zealand working on a pilot programme for motor systems, and the Netherlands incorporating a mandatory motor system audit with an EMSA audit publication as source amongst others.

EMSA’s strategy for the next 5-year period covers international standardisation, policy design and tools, technology monitoring (including digitalisation and demand flexibility of motor systems) and the development of a ‘Knowledge Hub’.

EMSA experts have contributed to the revision of MEPS for fans and pumps by the European Commission and, to accelerate motor replacement, EMSA members are participating in the Advisory Board of the EU MORE project.

EMSA’s strategy for the next 5-year period covers international standardisation, policy design and tools, technology monitoring (including digitalisation and demand flexibility of motor systems) and the development of a ‘Knowledge Hub’.

Across the buildings sector, lighting accounts for 16.5 percent of global end-use electricity, and solid state lighting and controls have the potential to reduce that consumption by 50% or more.

During 2023, the SSL Platform has been completing outputs covering quality and performance tiers, smart lighting, metrology, health and environment. This range of the work would be difficult to undertake for any individual government, in terms of time, resources, information exchange and knowledge transfer. Our work is primarily conducted through in-kind contributions from member country’s national experts. The quality of the outcomes is enhanced through the frequent international cooperation of our experts.

The SSL Platform was designed to provide information and analysis that is highly relevant for current regulatory processes in several countries, as well as international standardisation work in which several member governments are engaged. The SSL Platform has completed the world’s two largest interlaboratory comparisons, and is now running a third interlaboratory comparison on measurement of temporal light modulation, commonly known as flicker.

Starting in March 2024, the SSL Platform will become the Smart Sustainability in Lighting and Controls (SSLC) Platform. Our policy-driven work as the SSLC Platform cuts across four critical areas:

  1. SSL product quality and performance;
  2. SSL testing, metrics and standards;
  3. Public health, productivity and environmental impacts; and
  4. Smart lighting, digitalisation and connectivity.

Platform Participants

Platform Observers

Across the buildings sector, lighting accounts for 16.5 percent of global end-use electricity, and solid state lighting and controls have the potential to reduce that consumption by 50% or more.

During 2023, the SSL Platform has been completing outputs covering quality and performance tiers, smart lighting, metrology, health and environment. This range of the work would be difficult to undertake for any individual government, in terms of time, resources, information exchange and knowledge transfer. Our work is primarily conducted through in-kind contributions from member country’s national experts. The quality of the outcomes is enhanced through the frequent international cooperation of our experts.

The SSL Platform was designed to provide information and analysis that is highly relevant for current regulatory processes in several countries, as well as international standardisation work in which several member governments are engaged. The SSL Platform has completed the world’s two largest interlaboratory comparisons, and is now running a third interlaboratory comparison on measurement of temporal light modulation, commonly known as flicker.

Starting in March 2024, the SSL Platform will become the Smart Sustainability in Lighting and Controls (SSLC) Platform. Our policy-driven work as the SSLC Platform cuts across four critical areas:

  1. SSL product quality and performance;
  2. SSL testing, metrics and standards;
  3. Public health, productivity and environmental impacts; and
  4. Smart lighting, digitalisation and connectivity.

Platform Participants

Platform Observers

Major Achievements During 2023

Smart, sustainable and connected lighting: Two public webinars on the findings from the second “smart lighting” report were held with 80 participants from around the world. With focus towards an ecosystem of connected products, this is becoming a key area of interest. The reports help all stakeholders navigate this increasingly complex environment and provide a tool for governments to safeguard continued energy savings.

Smart, sustainable and connected lighting: Two public webinars on the findings from the second “smart lighting” report were held with 80 participants from around the world. With focus towards an ecosystem of connected products, this is becoming a key area of interest. The reports help all stakeholders navigate this increasingly complex environment and provide a tool for governments to safeguard continued energy savings.

TLM Interlaboratory Comparison (IC) started. After completing an initial Nucleus Laboratory Comparison the Annex launched the interlaboratory tests involving 21 laboratories from 15 countries. This IC will help evaluate cost-effective and reliable methods for testing of Temporal Light Modulation (TLM), often referred to as “flicker”. TLM can have adverse effects on humans and this IC will contribute to the process development of standards underway in many areas in the world.

Figure 1 illustrates the structure of IC 2023. The SSL Annex’s Nucleus Lab Comparison (red circle) was conducted first to compare measurements by the two Operational Nucleus Laboratories, the three Supporting Nucleus Laboratories and the three Link Laboratories (two of which are also serving as Supporting Nucleus Laboratories). The Nucleus Lab Comparison established the reference values for IC 2023 main round (black circle) and the linking data for the two regional comparisons (blue and purple circles).

Figure 1. IC 2023 structure, with Nucleus Lab Comparison (red circle), measurement round (black circle) and two linked regional comparisons (blue and purple circles)

IC 2023 lamp artefact (ART-1 to 4) measurement rounds are conducted as bilateral comparisons (a star-type comparison) between each participating laboratory and the Operational Nucleus Laboratory. The optional IC 2023 technical study using a wave-form generator (ART-5) is being conducted as a modified star-type comparison, where one generator is shared with two participants between each Operational Nucleus Lab measurement.

TLM Interlaboratory Comparison (IC) started. After completing an initial Nucleus Laboratory Comparison the Annex launched the interlaboratory tests involving 21 laboratories from 15 countries. This IC will help evaluate cost-effective and reliable methods for testing of Temporal Light Modulation (TLM), often referred to as “flicker”. TLM can have adverse effects on humans and this IC will contribute to the process development of standards underway in many areas in the world.

Figure 1 illustrates the structure of IC 2023. The SSL Annex’s Nucleus Lab Comparison (red circle) was conducted first to compare measurements by the two Operational Nucleus Laboratories, the three Supporting Nucleus Laboratories and the three Link Laboratories (two of which are also serving as Supporting Nucleus Laboratories). The Nucleus Lab Comparison established the reference values for IC 2023 main round (black circle) and the linking data for the two regional comparisons (blue and purple circles).

Figure 1. IC 2023 structure, with Nucleus Lab Comparison (red circle), measurement round (black circle) and two linked regional comparisons (blue and purple circles)

IC 2023 lamp artefact (ART-1 to 4) measurement rounds are conducted as bilateral comparisons (a star-type comparison) between each participating laboratory and the Operational Nucleus Laboratory. The optional IC 2023 technical study using a wave-form generator (ART-5) is being conducted as a modified star-type comparison, where one generator is shared with two participants between each Operational Nucleus Lab measurement.

The Global SSL Award for Outstanding Achievement was awarded to the SSL Platform by the International Solid State Lighting Alliance. This award recognises the thirteen years of research, reports and other information that the SSL Platform has shared with the global lighting community. The award provides a boost for other outputs of the Platform, such as the reports and the performance recommendations for SSL products.

Continued interaction with global standardisation bodies and industry. Platform representatives have presented scientific papers in four different events globally, promoting our outputs within industry and standardisation communities.

The Global SSL Award for Outstanding Achievement was awarded to the SSL Platform by the International Solid State Lighting Alliance. This award recognises the thirteen years of research, reports and other information that the SSL Platform has shared with the global lighting community. The award provides a boost for other outputs of the Platform, such as the reports and the performance recommendations for SSL products.

Continued interaction with global standardisation bodies and industry. Platform representatives have presented scientific papers in four different events globally, promoting our outputs within industry and standardisation communities.

The EDNA Platform is focused on connected (‘smart’) devices and the systems in which these operate – including both the electricity system (the grid) and the ICT system (the internet). Within the electricity system, smart devices can be harnessed for energy benefits in two ways. Firstly, they can reduce energy consumption within a building, for example if they are controlled by sensors and smart algorithms – we call this ‘intelligent efficiency’. Secondly, smart devices can become ‘demand flexible’ if they are able to respond to variations in the supply of electricity from renewable energy sources such as wind and solar, and react to constraints experienced by the electricity grid.

Smart devices are typically connected at the ‘edge’ of the internet, and data flows to and from them through local and wide area networks, and data is processed and stored in data centres. The flow of data is growing at an exponential rate, and this requires energy, which is consumed by the devices themselves and also ‘upstream’ of the devices, throughout the data network and data centres.

These topics are technically and commercially complex, and thus EDNA typically engages experts to undertake deep dives into various subject areas. EDNA’s 14 members digest these outputs and collaborate to demystify the subject matter and formulate succinct, actionable guidance for energy policy makers.

Starting in March 2024, the EDNA Platform will become the Efficient, Demand Flexible Networked Appliances (EDNA) Platform.

The EDNA data centres workstream has been acknowledged by the European Commission in the explanatory memorandum of the 2024 regulation for a data centres rating scheme.

Platform Participants

Major Achievements During 2023

In 2023 EDNA commenced a workstream on the energy efficiency of data centres. This is a highly technical area, full of challenges for policy makers. The workstream will ultimately assist policy makers with developing and implementing suitable policies for data centre energy efficiency. The first activity in the workstream was a study entitled Policies for Data Centre Energy Efficiency: Scope, Trends and Availability of Data. Following this, EDNA commenced further activities which propose and model the energy savings of suitable data centre policies. This work will be published in 2024.

In 2023 EDNA commenced a workstream on the energy efficiency of data centres. This is a highly technical area, full of challenges for policy makers. The workstream will ultimately assist policy makers with developing and implementing suitable policies for data centre energy efficiency. The first activity in the workstream was a study entitled Policies for Data Centre Energy Efficiency: Scope, Trends and Availability of Data. Following this, EDNA commenced further activities which propose and model the energy savings of suitable data centre policies. This work will be published in 2024.

In 2023 EDNA commenced a workstream on the energy efficiency of data centres. This is a highly technical area, full of challenges for policy makers. The workstream will ultimately assist policy makers with developing and implementing suitable policies for data centre energy efficiency. The first activity in the workstream was a study entitled Policies for Data Centre Energy Efficiency: Scope, Trends and Availability of Data. Following this, EDNA commenced further activities which propose and model the energy savings of suitable data centre policies. This work will be published in 2024.

In 2023 EDNA’s work on demand flexible devices culminated with a webinar on interoperability, which followed a study on this topic. One of the key barriers to attaining the benefits from demand flexible devices is their interoperability – they need to be able to communicate openly with other devices and third parties such as the energy grid. The study proposes a definition for interoperability, analyses the causes and impacts of (a lack of) device interoperability and concludes with policy guidances.

In 2023 EDNA began developing a ‘product policy framework’ for demand flexible devices. This is a first step in a new EDNA workstream for demand flexible devices, which will provide more concrete and focused policy guidance aimed at ensuring that key appliances and equipment are ‘ready’ to provide demand flexibility services to the electricity system.

In 2023 EDNA began developing a ‘product policy framework’ for demand flexible devices. This is a first step in a new EDNA workstream for demand flexible devices, which will provide more concrete and focused policy guidance aimed at ensuring that key appliances and equipment are ‘ready’ to provide demand flexibility services to the electricity system.

The Power Electronics Conversion Technology Platform (PECTA) is dedicated to exploring the efficiency possibilities offered by emerging semiconductor technologies in power electronic applications, with a specific focus on wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors like silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN). These WBG semiconductors are anticipated to exhibit superior material characteristics compared to traditional silicon-based components, potentially resulting in energy savings across various power electronics applications (e.g., cell phone/laptop power supplies, PV inverters, DC-wall boxes, etc.).

Through its research endeavours, PECTA aims to ascertain the energy efficiency gains achievable through the integration of WBG components in different applications.PECTA additionally conducts a life cycle assessment (LCA) of WBG devices to evaluate their energy consumption throughout the manufacturing process.By fostering collaboration between academia, industry, and policymakers, PECTA establishes a collaborative platform for knowledge exchange. This collaborative effort seeks to explore and realise potential energy efficiency enhancements by incorporating WBG materials into commercially available products.

PECTA adopts a distinctive approach by uniting academia, industry, and policymakers to delve into the potential of wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors within power electronics applications. The presence of an industry advisory group within PECTA ensures that research aligns with industry needs and the advancement of innovative technologies. Furthermore, collaborative efforts with entities like the European Center for Power Electronics (ECPE) extend PECTA’s reach, forming a comprehensive knowledge-sharing network.

Through collaborative endeavours with various organizations, stakeholders, and technology programmes, PECTA plays a crucial role in advancing the development and adoption of more energy-efficient technologies. Simultaneously, it advocates for sustainable practices within the power electronics industry.

Platform Participants

Platform Observers

Major Achievements During 2023

PECTA hosted three afternoon sessions at the EPE conference (European conference on power electronics and applications) in Aalborg, Denmark. More than 200 people attended the PECTA talks and participated in active discussions with PECTA experts.

PECTA hosted three afternoon sessions at the EPE conference (European conference on power electronics and applications) in Aalborg, Denmark. More than 200 people attended the PECTA talks and participated in active discussions with PECTA experts.

PECTA published nine papers, covering energy efficiency savings potential, LCA, policy guidelines, roadmaps, measurements techniques and energy efficiency measurements.

New PECTA experts from Academia and Industry joined PECTA – the growth of new experts and stakeholders is highly significant to demonstrate interest and support from industrial and academic groups.

New PECTA experts from Academia and Industry joined PECTA – the growth of new experts and stakeholders is highly significant to demonstrate interest and support from industrial and academic groups.

4E Outreach and Communication

4E uses a wide range of channels to reach its target audience, including technical reports, webinars, workshops, 2-page policy briefs, and newsletters.

4E Group Finances

In 2023, the total cost of 4E activities is estimated to be approximately €1.5 million.

4E activities are made possible through the contributions of member countries: taking the form of annual fees and substantial in-kind work by national experts. In 2023, the annual fees of the 15 Members funded 50% of the total expenditure.

The large majority of funding is directed towards our research activities. Approximately 23% of funds were used for communication, while only 6% were spent on administration and financial management, the same as in the previous year.

4E membership fees, 2023

ExCo and Platform membership fees are set according to the agreed annual work programme and therefore may vary from year to year. However, the membership fees have not altered since 2016 and are considered by existing Members to represent excellent value for money.

Attachments

Australia

PRIMARY

Mr Martin Squire
Branch Head, Residential Energy Efficiency Branch
Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Australia

PRIMARY

Mr Martin Squire
Branch Head, Residential Energy Efficiency Branch
Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

ALTERNATE

Mr Gary James
Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

ALTERNATE

Mr Gary James
Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Austria

PRIMARY

Dr Adriana Diaz
Ecodesign Company GmbH
Engineering and Management Consultancy

Austria

PRIMARY

Dr Adriana Diaz
Ecodesign Company GmbH
Engineering and Management Consultancy

ALTERNATE

Mr Michael Hübner
Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology

ALTERNATE

Mr Michael Hübner
Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology

Canada

PRIMARY

Ms Tracey Kutney (TBC)
Director, Equipment Division
Office of Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada

Canada

PRIMARY

Ms Tracey Kutney (TBC)
Director, Equipment Division
Office of Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada

ALTERNATE

Ms Kimberly Curran
Chief, Standards Development,
Office of Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada

ALTERNATE

Ms Kimberly Curran
Chief, Standards Development,
Office of Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada

China

PRIMARY

Mr Lin Ling
Director of Resource and Environment
China National Institute of Standardization

China

PRIMARY

Mr Lin Ling
Director of Resource and Environment
China National Institute of Standardization

ALTERNATE

Mr Liu Meng
Associate Researcher
China National Institute of Standardization

ALTERNATE

Mr Liu Meng
Associate Researcher
China National Institute of Standardization

Denmark

PRIMARY

Mr Thore Stenfeldt
Advisor
Danish Energy Agency

Denmark

PRIMARY

Mr Thore Stenfeldt
Advisor
Danish Energy Agency

ALTERNATE

Mr Jakob Wulff Anderson
Advisor
Danish Energy Agency

ALTERNATE

Mr Jakob Wulff Anderson
Advisor
Danish Energy Agency

European
Commission

PRIMARY

Mr Niels Ladefoged
Directorate-General for Energy
European Commission

European
Commission

PRIMARY

Mr Niels Ladefoged
Directorate-General for Energy
European Commission

ALTERNATE

Mr Ronald Piers de Raveschoot
Directorate-General for Energy
European Commission

ALTERNATE

Mr Ronald Piers de Raveschoot
Directorate-General for Energy
European Commission

France

PRIMARY

Prof. Georges Zissis
Head of Light & Matter Research Group
Universite Toulouse III/LAPLACE

France

PRIMARY

Prof. Georges Zissis
Head of Light & Matter Research Group
Universite Toulouse III/LAPLACE

ALTERNATE

Ms Therese Kreitz
Responsible for International Affairs
ADEME

ALTERNATE

Ms Therese Kreitz
Responsible for International Affairs
ADEME

Japan

PRIMARY

Mr Mitsuru Hara
Director General, Head of First Technology Development Group, Energy Conservation Technology Department, NEDO

Japan

PRIMARY

Mr Mitsuru Hara
Director General, Head of First Technology Development Group, Energy Conservation Technology Department, NEDO

ALTERNATE

Dr Tohru Shimizu
Senior Researcher, Climate Change Policy Group
The Institute of Energy Economics (IEEJ)

ALTERNATE

Dr Tohru Shimizu
Senior Researcher, Climate Change Policy Group
The Institute of Energy Economics (IEEJ)

Korea

PRIMARY

Ms Hyung-Il Kang
Korea Energy Agency

Korea

PRIMARY

Ms Hyung-Il Kang
Korea Energy Agency

ALTERNATE

Ms Gyu-Ree Park
Korea Energy Agency

ALTERNATE

Ms Gyu-Ree Park
Korea Energy Agency

Netherlands

PRIMARY

Mr Hans-Paul Siderius (Co-Chair)
Senior Expert
Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Netherlands

PRIMARY

Mr Hans-Paul Siderius (Co-Chair)
Senior Expert
Netherlands Enterprise Agency

ALTERNATE

Ms Diandra D. van Duijn
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy

ALTERNATE

Ms Diandra D. van Duijn
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy

New Zealand

PRIMARY

Mr Brian Fitzgerald (Co-Chair)
Standards and Regulations
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA)

New Zealand

PRIMARY

Mr Brian Fitzgerald (Co-Chair)
Standards and Regulations
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA)

Sweden

PRIMARY

Dr Peter Bennich
Policy Officer, Energy Efficiency Department
The Swedish Energy Agency, Testlab

Sweden

PRIMARY

Dr Peter Bennich
Policy Officer, Energy Efficiency Department
The Swedish Energy Agency, Testlab

ALTERNATE

Mr Carlos Lopes
Coordinator for Ecodesign and Energy Labelling
The Swedish Energy Agency, Testlab

ALTERNATE

Mr Carlos Lopes
Coordinator for Ecodesign and Energy Labelling
The Swedish Energy Agency, Testlab

Switzerland

PRIMARY

Dr Michael Moser
Scientific Advisor, Energy Research Section
Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE)

Switzerland

PRIMARY

Dr Michael Moser
Scientific Advisor, Energy Research Section
Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE)

ALTERNATE

Mr Roland Brüniger
R. Brüniger AG
Consultant, Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE)

Dr Paul Stadler
Appliances and Competitive Tenders Section
Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE)

ALTERNATE

Mr Roland Brüniger
R. Brüniger AG
Consultant, Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE)

Dr Paul Stadler
Appliances and Competitive Tenders Section
Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE)

United Kingdom

PRIMARY

Ms Tara Deshpande
Deputy Director, Buildings and Electricity, Clean Heat Directorate
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

United Kingdom

PRIMARY

Ms Tara Deshpande
Deputy Director, Buildings and Electricity, Clean Heat Directorate
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

ALTERNATE

Ms Laura Gritt
Senior Policy Advisor, Energy-related Products Team
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

ALTERNATE

Ms Laura Gritt
Senior Policy Advisor, Energy-related Products Team
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

United States

PRIMARY

Mr Jeremy Dommu
Electronic Products Manager
Building Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy

United States

PRIMARY

Mr Jeremy Dommu
Electronic Products Manager
Building Technologies Office,
U.S. Department of Energy

ALTERNATE

Mr John Cymbalsky (Vice-Chair)
Building Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy

ALTERNATE

Mr John Cymbalsky (Vice-Chair)
Building Technologies Office
U.S. Department of Energy

* At February 2024

February

EMSA

Policy Guidelines for Motor Driven Units, Part 1 – Chinese

February

EMSA

Policy Guidelines for Motor Driven Units, Part 1 – Chinese

EMSA

Policy Guidelines for Motor Driven Units, Part 2 – Chinese

EMSA

Policy Guidelines for Motor Driven Units, Part 2 – Chinese

EDNA

Policies for Data Centre Energy Efficiency: Scope, Trends and Availability of Data

EDNA

Policies for Data Centre Energy Efficiency: Scope, Trends and Availability of Data

SSLC

A “life cycle thinking” approach to assess differences in the energy use of SiC vs. Si power semiconductors

SSLC

Measurement of temporal light modulation: improving calculation methods for stroboscopic effect visibility measure

March

4E

Evaluation Guidebook

March

4E

Evaluation Guidebook

4E

Evaluation Guidebook Overview

4E

Evaluation Guidebook Overview

April

4E

Annual Report

April

4E

Annual Report

May

EMSA

Policy Brief – Coordination between IEC and ISO standards for efficient electric motor driven systems

May

EMSA

Policy Brief – Coordination between IEC and ISO standards for efficient electric motor driven systems

PECTA

S. Glaser, A. Díaz Triana, M. Makoschitz, “Design Aspects and Environmental Impacts of Wide Band Gap Based Semiconductor Technology in Chargers for Electronic Devices“, CARE INNOVATION Conference, 2023.

June

EMSA

EMSA Newsletter*)

June

EMSA

EMSA Newsletter*)

SSLC

Detailed Characterisation for Smart Dynamic Lighting

SSLC

Detailed Characterisation for Smart Dynamic Lighting

July

EDNA

Policy Brief – Emerging Battery Technologies

July

EDNA

Policy Brief – Emerging Battery Technologies

EMSA

Newsflash**)

PECTA

S. Glaser, A. Díaz Triana, M. Makoschitz, “Design Aspects and Environmental Impacts of Wide Band Gap Based Semiconductor Technology in Chargers for Electronic Devices“, CARE INNOVATION Conference, 2023.

EMSA

Newsflash**)

EMSA

Policy Brief – Round Robin for Variable Speed Drives

EMSA

Policy Brief – Round Robin for Variable Speed Drives

4E

Progressing Energy Efficiency Policies for Systems

October

PECTA

S. Glaser, P. Feuchter and A. Díaz, “Looking beyond energy efficiency – Environmental aspects and impacts of WBG devices and applications over their life cycle”, EPE conference, Aalborg, Denmark, 2023.

September

PECTA

S. Glaser, P. Feuchter and A. Díaz, “Looking beyond energy efficiency – Environmental aspects and impacts of WBG devices and applications over their life cycle”, EPE conference, Aalborg, Denmark, 2023.

PECTA

H. Zhu, A. Jafari, K. Machtinger, M. Makoschitz, E. Matioli, “Measurement of WBG-based power supplies”, EPE conference, Aalborg, Denmark, 2023.

PECTA

H. Zhu, A. Jafari, K. Machtinger, M. Makoschitz, E. Matioli, “Measurement of WBG-based power supplies”, EPE conference, Aalborg, Denmark, 2023.

PECTA

E. Matioli, H. Zhu, N. Perera, M. S. Nikoo, A. Jafari, R. van Erp, “Switching losses in power devices: From dynamic on resistance to output capacitance hysteresis”, EPE conference, Aalborg, Denmark, 2023.

PECTA

E. Matioli, H. Zhu, N. Perera, M. S. Nikoo, A. Jafari, R. van Erp, “Switching losses in power devices: From dynamic on resistance to output capacitance hysteresis”, EPE conference, Aalborg, Denmark, 2023.

PECTA

T. Eskilson, A. Jehle, P. Schmidt, M. Makoschitz, F. Baumgartner, “Identifying the potential of SiC technology for PV inverters”, EPE conference, Aalborg, Denmark, 2023.

PECTA

T. Eskilson, A. Jehle, P. Schmidt, M. Makoschitz, F. Baumgartner, “Identifying the potential of SiC technology for PV inverters”, EPE conference, Aalborg, Denmark, 2023.

PECTA

L. B. Spejo, E. Nonis, N. Schulz, R. A. Minamisawa, “Energy saving potential of WBG-commercial power converters in different applications”, EPE conference, Aalborg, Denmark, 2023.

PECTA

L. B. Spejo, E. Nonis, N. Schulz, R. A. Minamisawa, “Energy saving potential of WBG-commercial power converters in different applications”, EPE conference, Aalborg, Denmark, 2023.

PECTA

B. S. Hansen, “Policy measures to drive WBG for end use equipment”, EPE conference, Aalborg, Denmark, 2023.

PECTA

B. S. Hansen, “Policy measures to drive WBG for end use equipment”, EPE conference, Aalborg, Denmark, 2023.

PECTA

K. Zhang, F. Iannuzzo, C. H. Christiansen, “Reliability of WBG, results of a Pre-Scoping Study”, EPE conference, Aalborg, Denmark, 2023.

PECTA

K. Zhang, F. Iannuzzo, C. H. Christiansen, “Reliability of WBG, results of a Pre-Scoping Study”, EPE conference, Aalborg, Denmark, 2023.

SSLC

Understanding LED performance: Evidence-based approaches to supporting stakeholders of energy-efficient lighting programmes

October

SSLC

Understanding LED performance: Evidence-based approaches to supporting stakeholders of energy-efficient lighting programmes

EMSA

EMSA Newsflash**)

EMSA

Newsflash**)

EMSA

IEC e-tech, Article on IEC/ISO JAG 22

EMSA

IEC e-tech, Article on IEC/ISO JAG 22

November

SSLC

Improving the Mp metric for evaluation of flicker

November

SSLC

Improving the Mp metric for evaluation of flicker

EMSA

EMSA Newsflash**)

EMSA

Newsflash**)

*) in English, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish

**) in English

February

EMSA

CLASP webinar World’s best MEPS

Online

February

EMSA

CLASP webinar World’s best MEPS

Online

EDNA

UK BEIS private workshop on demand flexibility

Online

EDNA

UK BEIS private workshop on demand flexibility

Online

March

PECTA

TU Wien Lecture

Online

March

PECTA

TU Wien Lecture

Online

PECTA

Univ. of applied Sciences Vienna Lecture

Online

PECTA

Univ. of applied Sciences Vienna Lecture

Online

EMSA

EU MORE: 1st Advisory Board meeting

Online

EMSA

EU MORE: 1st Advisory Board meeting

Online

EMSA

RR Air Compressors, Joint Meeting with Pneurop PN2, VDMA, Germany

Frankfurt, Germany

EMSA

RR Air Compressors, Joint Meeting with Pneurop PN2, VDMA, Germany

Frankfurt, Germany

SSLC

Perspectives on Sustainability, Performance, Health & Smart Lighting

Stockholm & online

SSLC

Perspectives on Sustainability, Performance, Health & Smart Lighting

Stockholm, & online

May

PECTA

CARE Innovation Conference – paper presentation

Vienna, Austria

May

PECTA

CARE Innovation Conference – paper presentation

Vienna, Austria

PECTA

AIT booth @ PCIM exhibition in Nuremberg (Germany)

Nuremberg

PECTA

AIT booth @ PCIM exhibition in Nuremberg (Germany)

Nuremberg

June

EMSA

IEC ACEA/ACEE workshop on standardization gaps

Online

June

EMSA

IEC ACEA/ACEE workshop on standardization gaps

Online

September

PECTA

EPE Conference – organizing/hosting 3 PECTA afternoon session and presenting 7 papers

Aalborg, Denmark

September

PECTA

EPE Conference – organizing/hosting 3 PECTA afternoon session and presenting 7 papers

Aalborg, Denmark

4E

PEET workshop on product lifetime, repairability, and resource efficiency

Online

4E

PEET workshop on product lifetime, repairability, and resource efficiency

Online

October

4E

PEET workshop on Heat Pumps

Online

October

4E

PEET workshop on maximising the impacts of S&L programmes

Online

4E

PEET workshop on maximising the impacts of S&L programmes

Online

4E

PEET workshop on maximising the impacts of S&L programmes

Online

SSLC

Smart Lighting Standby Study and Recommended Limits

Online

SSLC

Smart Lighting Standby Study and Recommended Limits

Online

November

PECTA

Sinergy project workshop

Online

November

PECTA

Sinergy project workshop

Online

EMSA

Energy Efficient Electric Motor Systems

Wellington, New Zealand

EMSA

Energy Efficient Electric Motor Systems

Wellington, New Zealand

EMSA

EU MORE: 2nd Advisory Board meeting

Online

EMSA

EU MORE: 2nd Advisory Board meeting

Online

4E

PEET workshop on external power suppliers & battery chargers

Wellington, New Zealand

4E

PEET workshop on external power suppliers & battery chargers

Wellington, New Zealand

4E

PEET workshop on commercial refrigerated cabinets

Wellington, New Zealand

4E

PEET workshop on commercial refrigerated cabinets

Wellington, New Zealand

Record of Activities

Publications in 2023

Policy Guidelines for Motor Driven Units, Part 1 – Chinese

February
Public

Policy Guidelines for Motor Driven Units, Part 2 – Chinese

February
Public

Policy Brief – Coordination between IEC and ISO standards for efficient electric motor driven systems

May

Policy makers

EMSA Newsletter1
June

Public

Policy Guidelines for Motor Driven Units, Part 1 – Chinese

February • Public
EMSA Newsflash2
July
Public

Policy Brief – Round Robin for Variable Speed Drives

July

Policy makers

EMSA Newsflash2
October
Public

IEC e-tech, Article on IEC/ISO JAG 22

October
Public
EMSA Newsflash2
November
Public

Policy Guidelines for Motor Driven Units, Part 2 – Chinese

February • Public

Policy Brief – Coordination between IEC and ISO standards for efficient electric motor driven systems

May • Policy Makers
EMSA Newsletter1
June • Public

EMSA Newsflash2

July • Public

Policy Brief – Round Robin for Variable Speed Drives

July • Public

EMSA Newsflash2

October • Public

IEC e-tech, Article on IEC/ISO JAG 22

October • Public

EMSA Newsflash2

November • Public
1in English, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish
2in English

External Workshops & Conferences in 2023

CLASP webinar World’s best MEPS

February

Public

Online

EU MORE: 1st Advisory Board meeting
March

Invited experts

Online

RR Air Compressors, Joint Meeting with Pneurop PN2, VDMA, Germany

March

Invited experts

Frankfurt, Germany
IEC ACEA/ACEE workshop on standardization gaps
June

Invited experts

Online

Workshop – Energy Efficient Electric Motor Systems

November

Public

Wellington, New Zealand

CLASP webinar World’s best MEPS

February • Public
Online

EU MORE: 1st Advisory Board meeting

March • Invited experts
Online

RR Air Compressors, Joint Meeting with Pneurop PN2, VDMA, Germany

March • Invited experts
Frankfurt, Germany

IEC ACEA/ACEE workshop on standardization gaps

June • Invited experts
Online

Workshop – Energy Efficient Electric Motor Systems

November • Public
Wellington, New Zealand
EU MORE: 2nd Advisory Board meeting
November • Invited experts
Online

Management/Experts Meetings in 2023

29th Platform meeting

May
Members

Toulouse, France

29th Platform meeting

May • Members
Toulouse, France

30th Platform meeting

November
Members

Wellington, New Zealand

30th Platform meeting

November • Members
Wellington, New Zealand
External Workshops & Conferences Planned for 2024

Workshop on air compressor testing

September

Public

Lucerne, Switzerland

Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven Systems 2024

September • Public
Lucerne, Switzerland

U4E workshop, side event EEMODS

September

Invited experts

Lucerne, Switzerland

U4E workshop, side event EEMODS

September • Invited experts
Lucerne, Switzerland

Management/Experts Meetings Planned for 2024

31st Platform meeting

April
Members

online

31st Platform meeting

April • Members
Online

32nd Platform meeting

September
Members

Lucerne, Switzerland

32nd Platform meeting

September • Members
Lucerne, Switzerland

Platform Country Delegates

Australia

Toby Abernethy
Australian Government, Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Gary James
Australian Government, Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Australia

Toby Abernethy
Australian Government, Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Gary James
Australian Government, Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Austria

Konstantin Kulterer
Austrian Energy Agency

Austria

Konstantin Kulterer
Austrian Energy Agency

Denmark

Jakob Wulff Andersen
Danish Energy Agency

Sandie B. Nielsen
DTI

Denmark

Jakob Wulff Andersen
Danish Energy Agency

Sandie B. Nielsen
DTI

European Commission

Ronald Piers de Raveschoot
European Commission, DG Energy

Georgios Takoudis
European Commission, DG Energy

European Commission

Ronald Piers de Raveschoot
European Commission, DG Energy

Georgios Takoudis
European Commission, DG Energy

Netherlands

Frank Hartkamp
Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Hans-Paul Siderius
Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Netherlands

Frank Hartkamp
Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Hans-Paul Siderius
Netherlands Enterprise Agency

New Zealand

Brian Fitzgerald
Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority

New Zealand

Brian Fitzgerald
Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority

Sweden

Peter Bennich
Swedish Energy Agency

Sweden

Peter Bennich
Swedish Energy Agency

Switzerland

Roland Brüniger
Swiss Federal Office of Energy

Switzerland

Roland Brüniger
Swiss Federal Office of Energy

United States

Jeremy Dommu
U.S. Department of Energy
Sanaee Iyama
LBNL

United States

Jeremy Dommu
U.S. Department of Energy
Sanaee Iyama
LBNL

Platform Chair

Roland Brüniger
Swiss Federal Office of Energy
c/o R. Brüniger AG, Engineering & Consulting

Platform Vice-Chair

Frank Hartkamp
Netherlands Enterprise Agency
Croeselaan 15, 3521 BJ Utrecht,
The Netherlands

Platform Manager

Maarten van Werkhoven
TPA advisors
Generaal Winkelmanlaan 31 2111 WV Aerdenhout
The Netherlands

Platform Vice-Manager

Rita Werle
Impact Energy Inc.
Stahlrain 6, 5200 Brugg
Switzerland

Platform Chair

Roland Brüniger
Swiss Federal Office of Energy
c/o R. Brüniger AG, Engineering & Consulting

Platform Vice-Chair

Frank Hartkamp
Netherlands Enterprise Agency
Croeselaan 15, 3521 BJ Utrecht
The Netherlands

Platform Manager

Maarten van Werkhoven
TPA advisors
Generaal Winkelmanlaan 31 2111 WV Aerdenhout
The Netherlands

Platform Vice-Manager

Rita Werle
Impact Energy Inc.
Stahlrain 6, 5200 Brugg
Switzerland

Record of Activities

Publications in 2023

Measurement of temporal light modulation: improving calculation methods for stroboscopic effect visibility measure

February

Governments, programme designers, lighting industry, lighting researchers

Measurement of temporal light modulation: improving calculation methods for stroboscopic effect visibility measure

February

Governments, programme designers, lighting industry, lighting researchers

Detailed Characterisation for Smart Dynamic Lighting

June

Lighting industry, lighting researchers

Detailed Characterisation for Smart Dynamic Lighting

June

Lighting industry, lighting researchers

Interlaboratory Comparison 2023: Announcement Letter1

September

Market surveillance authorities, laboratory managers, metrologists, lighting industry

Interlaboratory Comparison 2023: Announcement Letter1

September

Market surveillance authorities, laboratory managers, metrologists, lighting industry

Interlaboratory Comparison 2023: Technical Protocol

September

Market surveillance authorities, laboratory managers, metrologists, lighting industry

Interlaboratory Comparison 2023: Technical Protocol1

September

Market surveillance authorities, laboratory managers, metrologists, lighting industry

Life-Cycle Assessment – Preliminary Findings

October

October Governments, lighting industry, environmental organisations, public

Understanding LED performance: Evidence-based approaches to supporting stakeholders of energy-efficient lighting programmes

October

Governments, programme designers, lighting industry, lighting researchers

Life-Cycle Assessment – Preliminary Findings

October

Policymakers, regulators and government stakeholders, relevant standards organisations, industry experts, test labs

Improving the Mp metric for evaluation of flicker

November

Lighting industry, lighting researchers, metrologists, product designers

Understanding LED performance: Evidence-based approaches to supporting stakeholders of energy-efficient lighting programmes

October

Governments, programme designers, lighting industry, lighting researchers

Improving the Mp metric for evaluation of flicker

November

Lighting industry, lighting researchers, metrologists, product designers

External Workshops & Conferences in 2023

Perspectives on Sustainability, Performance, Health & Smart Lighting

March

Public, lighting designers & specifiers, standards experts, lighting metrologists, policy makers

Stockholm, & online

Perspectives on Sustainability, Performance, Health & Smart Lighting

March

Public, lighting designers & specifiers, standards experts, lighting metrologists, policy makers

Stockholm, & online

Smart Lighting Standby Study and Recommended Limits

October

Public, lighting suppliers, researchers, standards experts, policy makers

Two webinars; two time zones

Smart Lighting Standby Study and Recommended Limits

October

Public, lighting suppliers, researchers, standards experts, policy makers

Two webinars; two time zones

Management/Experts Meetings in 2023

Management Committee
January

Members

Online

Management Committee

January • Members
Online

Management Committee

February
Members

Online

Management Committee

February • Members
Online
26th Experts Meeting

March

Members and invited experts

Stockholm, Sweden

26th Experts Meeting

March • Members and invited experts
Stockholm, Sweden

Management Committee

September
Members

Online

Management Committee

September • Members
Online

Management Committee

October
Members

Online

Management Committee

October • Members
Online

27th Experts Meeting

October
Members and invited experts

Toulouse, France

27th Experts Meeting

November • Members and invited experts
Toulouse, France

External Workshops & Conferences Planned for 2024

Presentation on SSLC Platform Fourth Term Workplan and Collaboration of Member Countries

June

Public, lighting suppliers, researchers, standards experts, policy makers

eceee Summer Study

Presentation on SSLC Platform Fourth Term Workplan and Collaboration of Member Countries

June

Public, lighting suppliers, researchers, standards experts, policy makers

eceee Summer Study

Life-cycle Assessment Study of LED linear lamps vs. fluorescent

July

Public, lighting suppliers, researchers, standards experts, policy makers

Webinar; two time zones

Life-cycle Assessment Study of LED linear lamps vs. fluorescent

July

Public, lighting suppliers, researchers, standards experts, policy makers Webinars; two time zones

Webinars; two time zones

Interlaboratory Comparison 2023 on Temporal Light Modulation

November

Public, lighting suppliers, researchers, standards experts, policy makers

Webinar; two time zones

Improving the Mp metric for evaluation of flicker November Lighting industry, lighting researchers, metrologists, product designers

November

Public, lighting suppliers, researchers, standards experts, policy makers

Webinars; two time zones

Management/Experts Meetings Planned for 2024

28th Experts Meeting

May

Members and invited experts

London, UK

28th Experts Meeting

May • Members and invited experts
London, UK

Management Committee

February

Members

Online

Management Committee

February • Members
Online

Management Committee

April

Members

Online

Management Committee

April • Members
Online

Management Committee

September

Members

Online

Management Committee

September • Members
Online

29th Experts Meeting

October/November

Members and invited experts

TBA

29th Experts Meeting

October/November
Members and invited experts
TBA

Management Committee

November • Members
Online

Management Committee

November

Members

Online

1Published in Japanese, Korean and English.

Platform Country Delegates

Australia

Patricia Liubesic
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Australia

Patricia Liubesic
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Denmark

Casper Kofod
Energy Piano (Acting MC for Denmark)

Denmark

Casper Kofod
Energy Piano (Acting MC for Denmark)

France

Georges Zissis
University of Toulouse – LAPLACE lab

France

Georges Zissis
University of Toulouse – LAPLACE lab

Korea

Lee Ji-Yeon
Korea Energy Agency

Korea

Lee Ji-Yeon
Korea Energy Agency

Sweden

Peter Bennich
Swedish Energy Agency

Sweden

Peter Bennich
Swedish Energy Agency

United Kingdom

Sophie Balan
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

United Kingdom

Sophie Balan
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Platform Chair

Georges Zissis
Toulouse 3 University
Toulouse, France

Platform Vice-Chair

Peter Bennich
Swedish Energy Agency
Email: peter.bennich@energimyndigheten.se

Platform Manager

Mr. Nils Borg
Borg & Co
Stockholm, Sweden

Platform Manager Support

Michael Scholand
MS2S Energy
London, United Kingdom
Email: mscholand@m2s2energy.com

Platform Chair

Georges Zissis
Toulouse 3 University
Toulouse, France

Platform Vice-Chair

Peter Bennich
Swedish Energy Agency
Email: peter.bennich@energimyndigheten.se

Platform Manager

Mr. Nils Borg
Borg & Co
Stockholm, Sweden

Platform Manager Support

Michael Scholand
MS2S Energy
London, United Kingdom
Email: mscholand@m2s2energy.com

Record of Activities

Publications in 2023

Policies for Data Centre Energy Efficiency: Scope, Trends and Availability of Data

February
Public

Policies for Data Centre Energy Efficiency: Scope, Trends and Availability of Data

February • Public

Policy Brief – Emerging Battery Technologies

July
Public

Policy Brief – Emerging Battery Technologies

July • Public

External Workshops & Conferences in 2023

UK BEIS private workshop on demand flexibility

February

Invited experts and Members

Online

UK BEIS private workshop on demand flexibility

February • Invited experts and Members
Online

Management/Experts Meetings in 2023

19th Platform Management Meeting

May
Members

Toulouse, France

19th Platform Management Meeting

May • Members
Toulouse, France

20th Platform Management Meeting

November
Members

Wellington, New Zealand

20th Platform Management Meeting

November • Members
Wellington, New Zealand

External Workshops & Conferences Planned for 2024

Webinar on the energy efficiency of data centres

March
Public

Online

Webinar on the energy efficiency of data centres

March • Public
Online

Management/Experts Meetings Planned for 2024

21st Platform Management Meeting