Moderator: Adnan Rondić

Energy Efficiency as an element of Energy Transition – Sanja Kapetina, MOFTER and Esad Smajlovic, GIZ

Panelists:

1. Boris Lubarda, RS Ministry of Energy and Mining
2. Jasmina Katica, FBiH Ministry of Spatial Planning
3. Goran KrstoviC, GIZ ProEE
4. Mak Kamenica, USAID EIA
5. Armin Teskeredzic, Mechanical Engineering Faculty Sarajevo
6. Zdravko Stefanovski, ESCO d.o.o.
7. Faruk Hadzic, economic expert

Energy Efficiency is one of the most important pillars of the development of the energy sector in accordance with the principles of the European Energy Union and Climate Action. Practically, Energy Efficiency reduces final energy consumption, and this further frees up space to facilitate the de-carbonization, energy security, and promote mechanisms of the internal energy market. The impact of Energy Efficiency can be directed to different sectors of final energy consumption. The sector of buildings is dominant, both public and commercial, which accounts for almost 60% of the final energy consumption.

The panel shall discuss different realistic options for the implementation of energy efficiency targets and the energy efficiency path to 2030.

In order to find an optimum solution for the development of Energy Efficiency by 2030, a multi-criteria analysis of different scenarios should be developed. The different scenarios assume different sets of policies and measures and they should contribute to the new projected primary and final energy consumption sectors in the economy and per sector (including industry, residential, service, and transport), taking into account current potential for the application of high-efficiency cogeneration and efficient district heating and cooling; and cost-optimal levels of minimum energy performance building requirements resulting from national calculations.

The objective of the multi-criteria analysis is to assess above scenarios in terms of their various impact on the macroeconomic and, to the extent feasible, the health, environmental, employment and education, skills and social impacts, including just transition aspects (in terms of costs and benefits as well as cost-effectiveness) of the planned policies and measures can be assessed.