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The contribution of CEN-CENELEC to the European Energy policy shaping and implementation


04 Jun 2018


CEN-CENELEC and the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2018 conference:
The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW2018) takes place between 4-8 June 2018 and in the main event of the week, discussions will be held around the clean energy transition. 
In the framework of the conference, different sessions are organized by the EC and energy stakeholders on new policy developments, best practices and sustainable energy ideas. The target audience is public authorities, energy agencies, industry associations, SMEs, businesses, civil and society organisations.
A dedicated session on energy efficiency is led by the CEN-CENELEC Sector Forum Energy Management (SFEM). In this context, the chair and the vice chair of SFEM will speak about the implementation of more energy efficiency and management measures in industry and SMEs that will increase their competitiveness and contribute both to the climate goals of the Paris agreement and the geo-political goals of Europe, i.e. less dependency on the import of oil and gas.
The leading CEN and CENELEC bodies contributing to the energy transition:
The CEN-CENELEC Sector Forum on Energy Management (SFEM) acts as an advisory and coordination body for policy and strategic matters in relation to the standardization of energy management and efficiency. The Sector Forum adapts its activity to the latest scientific and political trends. It gathers all stakeholders from innovation to business, from policy makers to consumers with the aim to pave the way from innovation to market and to anticipate needs for further standardization developments. 
Currently the forum puts big emphasis on identifying the standardization needs for the energy transition and the financing tools for energy efficiency. 
The Coordination Group on Smart Meters (CG-SM), pioneer for smart metering standardization, is a joint advisory body that brings together the three European Standardization Organizations (ESOs) (CEN, CENELEC and ETSI) and a wide range of stakeholders – energy regulators, industry, manufacturers, consumers - to provide a focal point concerning smart metering standardization issues, with the following objectives:
  • Provide recommendations to the ESOs
  • Monitor new developments in smart metering applications
  • Advise on communication technology standardization
  • Support the smart meters roll-out in Europe
In this context, more than 60 European standards have been published and 20 are under development in order to support the expected massive rollout of smart metering systems in Europe – by 2020, at least 80% of consumers shall be equipped with intelligent metering systems. The standards will assist consumers to obtain timely accurate information from their meters, and take into account the different market models already in place in the Member States.
The Coordination Group, which gives input to the development and maintenance of new and existing standards for advanced metering infrastructures in support of the European rollout of Smart Meters, meets at least twice per year in Brussels. As such, the next plenary meeting will take place on 6 June at the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre.
Further information and published reports to support standardization can be found on the CEN-CENELEC SFEM and Smart Metering website.
Quote from SFEM chair, Dr Bernard Gindroz:
“Making the Energy Transition a European success is our priority. As Chairman of the CEN/CENELEC Sector Forum Energy Management-Energy Transition I can confirm that SFEM is strongly committed to contribute to the delivery of the main European strategic objectives and will drive the implementation of the relevant European legislation by delivering the necessary standards.
If innovation is the key driver of the energy transition, Standardization is the main booster for innovation to market.”
More news on e-Mobility, energy labelling, power systems, thermal solar systems and eco-design to come this week within the context of the EU Sustainable Energy Week. Follow us also throughout the week on twitter with #EnergyweekEUstandards.


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