Energy Efficiency Policy Conference


Thursday, 2 March 2023


Stadthalle, Pollheimerstrasse 1,
4600 Wels/Austria


English, German

What is it all about?

  • REPowerEU
  • New EU Directives
  • EE Markets
  • Energy Efficiency Watch

2023: Energy Efficiency = Energy security!

Find out more!

Conference Fees

  • 55 Euro for the Energy Efficiency Policy Conference (2 March)
  • 370 Euro for all WSED conferences (28 February - 3 March)

All fees include an entrance ticket to the tradeshow and conference documentation. All fees plus 10 % VAT.


2 March

09.00 Mastering the energy crisis, mastering the energy transition!

With the energy crisis, the energy world has taken a profound shift. Multiple new policies are emerging to fast-track the energy transition. This session presents how you can navigate these policies and support a secure, affordable and sustainable energy future.

  • Opening and welcome
    Markus Achleitner, Regional Minister for Economy and Energy, Upper Austria
  • Accelerating the energy transition globally
    Gauri Singh, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • The IEA Energy Efficiency Market Report 2022
    Emma Mooney, International Energy Agency
  • Energy Efficiency to repower the EU
    Carlos Sanchez Rivero, European Commission, DG Energy
  • Best Young Energy Efficiency Researcher Award
  • Energy efficiency policies in Austria
    Barbara Weichsel-Goby, Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, Austria
  • Electricity price dynamics impacting the energy transition
    Jan Kostevc, European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)
  • From H2020 to LIFE: accelerating the energy transition
    Anette Jahn, European Commission, CINEA
  • The Energy Efficiency Watch Survey live
    Christiane Egger, OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria

11.30 Power to the people: energy savings and Energy Communities

The current energy crisis poses major challenges for the population, SMEs and municipalities. This session shows how policies support and empower energy consumers by enabling energy efficiency and facilitating the energy sharing economy.

  • Supporting 20,000 energy consumers per year
    Gerhard Dell, OÖ Energiesparverband/Energy Commissioner Upper Austria
  • 80 million citizens: Saving energy together!
    Steffen Joest, Dena, Germany
  • Energy Communities in Portugal and Spain
    Lurian Klein, Cleanwatts, Portugal

Jan Geiss, Eufores

13.00 Lunch break

This conference is organised in the context of the Life project "Energy Efficiency Watch 5":

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