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Methodology finder – Informative and educational policies – Household appliances

Available policy / sector / method combinations described in specific evaluation guides

  • Measurement [GUIDE 23]
    The measurement method requires measuring of the energy consumption of a single piece of equipment or a single installation to calculate the gross energy saved. Corrections may be needed to calculate the net energy savings, for example for the operational hours. The method will provide the energy savings for a single installation or piece of equipment.

Evaluation methodology comparison table

Evaluation method Pros & cons Method characteristics Required input data
  Pro Con Savings output Aggregation level Application (ex-ante/ex-post) Energy use before and after actions Number of energy saving actions Energy saved per action Normalisation factors Gross-to-net adjustments
Measurement Precise Expensive Unitary, system or participant Bottom-up Ex-post only For each system or participant By complementary method No, follows from method For behaviour, temperature E.g. non-compliance
Deemed savings
Fallback methodology: passenger transport / deemed savings [GUIDE 26]
Cheap Imprecise Unitary, mostly system Bottom-up Ex-ante and ex-post No (covered in savings) By complementary method To be estimated No (covered in method) E.g. free riders (in case of subsidies)
Econometric modelling
Fallback methodology: industry general / econometric modelling [GUIDE 25]
Explanation of relations Possibly missing factors Total savings Top-down Ex-post only For (sub)sector Depends on case Depends on case For behaviour, temperature, activity level No (if covered in method)