Energy Efficiency Policy Conference




28 February 2019

Stadthalle, Pollheimerstrasse 1,
4600 Wels/Austria

Programme "European Energy Efficiency Conference" (pdf)

Conference fee:

  • 55 Euro for the Energy Efficiency Policy Conference
  • Participation in this conference is also included in the fee of the European Energy Efficiency Conference, the Industrial Energy Efficiency Conference and the Innovation Workshops Energy and Buildings.
The fee includes an entrance ticket to the tradeshow and conference documentation. All fees plus 10 % VAT.

Conference languages:

English, German

Organisation and conference office:

OÖ Energiesparverband
Landstrasse 45, 4020 Linz, Austria
Tel. +43/732/7720-14386
office [AT] esv.or [DOT] at

The Clean Energy Package is changing Europe‘s energy markets. The conference presents how the “energy efficiency first” concept is being implemented and what it brings.

Clean. Competitive. Connected.


Thursday, 28 February 2019

09.00 What‘s next for energy efficiency?

With the Clean Energy Package, Europe is entering a new era in energy efficiency. The new regulatory framework is changing Europe's energy markets. We present up-to-date information on how the “energy efficiency first” concept is being implemented and what it brings.

  • Welcome and opening
    Markus Achleitner, Regional Minister for Economy and Energy, Upper Austria

  • The Clean Energy Package: What's in for energy efficiency?
    Karlis Goldstein, European Commission, DG Energy

  • The EU energy consumption – recent trends and drivers
    Samuel Thomas, Energy and Climate Economics Consultant, France

  • The new electricity market design and the energy transition
    Wolfgang Urbantschitsch, e-control, Austria

  • Energy efficiency – India vs Europe
    Nanda Kumar Janardhanan, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

  • Quantifying multiple benefits of energy efficiency
    Dora Fazekas, Cambridge Econometrics, Hungary


11.00 Efficiency Expert Forum: Investing in the energy transition

The energy transition is key for climate protection and a thriving economy. How does this connection work in practice? Find out in this session.

  • The business case of energy efficiency
    Anette Jahn, European Commission, EASME

  • The energy transition – the largest growth market of the 21st century
    Theodor Zillner, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation & Technology, Austria

  • Innovation and investment: the energy transition in Upper Austria
    Gerhard Dell, OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria

  • Enterpreneurship and education – cornerstones of the energy transition
    Dirk Bessau, KIC InnoEnergy


12.00 Energy Efficiency Lab: Tomorrow's solutions

The energy transition offers many opportunities for new products and services. In this session, we present a variety of examples of the direction this can take.

  • Higher energy efficiency and lower business risks
    Ander Romero Amorrortu, Tecnalia, Spain

  • Energy efficiency for urban regeneration
    Roberto Fedrizzi, EURAC, Italy

  • EU projects supporting EPBD implementation
    Johann Zirngibl, CSTB, France

  • Energy efficient buildings with reused materials
    Barbora Blaškovičová, FENIX TNT, Czech Republic

  • Thermal energy storage: save today, use tomorrow!
    Gabriela Urbanová, FENIX TNT, Czech Republic

  • Combining building efficiency and heat pumps
    Wim Boydens, Boydens Engineering, Belgium

Chairperson: Anita Derjanecz, REHVA

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