Empowering Energy Consumers: The Role of On-site Generation
- Chris Marsland, Head of Cogen Product and Technology at ENER-G (a Centrica company)
Intervention by the European Commission:
- Paul Hodson, Head of Unit for Energy Efficiency at DG Energy
“Putting energy efficiency first while empowering energy consumers” - this is a key aim of the European Commission’s Clean Energy Package. This proposal presents an opportunity for energy efficient on-site generation technologies like embedded cogeneration (or combined heat and power) to be recognised as an important driver of energy savings and effectiveness for the wider energy system.
While the Energy Efficiency Directive Review in the Package will be the foundation of energy efficiency actions post-2020, it is also vital to take an integrated approach to energy and climate policy across all of the different legislative proposals in the Package. A comprehensive policy framework will be key to unlocking the environmental and economic benefits of embedded cogeneration.
Chris Marsland, Head of Cogen Product and Technology at ENER-G, opened our debate highlighting the role of combined heat and power in reaching the objectives of the Clean Energy Package, with a focus on flexibility and efficiency.