Expert Online Workshop: How to account for «Efficiency First» in energy system modelling


Another week is coming to an end and we would like to share with you one of the highlights this week: “How to account for « Efficiency First » in energy system modelling”
“Efficiency First”” (E1st) is a fundamental principle applied to policymaking, planning and investment in the energy sector, which is gaining visibility in European energy and climate policy. ENEFIRST project will help making the E1st principle more concrete and operational, better understand its relevance for energy demand and supply and its broader impacts across sectors and markets, focusing on the buildings sector.

The objective of the workshop was to discuss how energy system models can be used to practically inform decision-makers in the context of « Efficiency First » and what methodological challenges this entails. To embrace the Efficiency First principle, models must properly account for the cross-sectoral impacts of efficiency measures and their effects on the total system costs while not leaving aside decision-making of consumers and suppliers.

Find out more about the modeling workshop: and the ENERFIRST project: