· As a general rule, no further comment was made regarding the proposed energy requirements at VA Levels 3 and 4. The IEEE will take into account the Level 3 requirements and the discussions will take place in September of this year. In 2017, the National Commission for The Efficient Use of Energy (CONUEE) launched a voluntary agreement programme (Acuerdos Voluntarios, AVs) on behalf of the Energy Transition Act (LTE). Within the framework of VA, energy-intensive industries are committed to conducting energy audits, encouraging the implementation of energy management systems and defining a plan to reduce their consumption on the basis of a goal of reducing energy intensity. Follow the latest developments in the sector`s energy-saving effort. They concluded that voluntary agreements are a good tool to force industry to improve energy efficiency and implement it more easily than other policy instruments that impose obligations on industry and can therefore continue to boost energy efficiency in the industry over the next decade. While ambitious energy-saving targets and rigorous monitoring are proven success factors for effective voluntary agreements, knowledge-sharing activities show that they catalyze the implementation of energy efficiency measures and are now integrated into renewed voluntary agreements. One of the requirements of any voluntary agreement is the publication of an annual report prepared by an independent director. Each report contains a summary of the compliance, trends and detailed energy measurements of each device during the reference period. These requirements will help achieve the EU`s energy efficiency action plan targets and reduce EU energy consumption by 20% by 2020. Analyze the design of voluntary energy efficiency agreements (AVs).
The study of VAs at national level in the European Union. Analyze their overall framework and the results provided. Summarize the main features of VAs. Make recommendations for the successful implementation of this directive tool. The voluntary agreement (originally signed on 16 February 2011) sets out a number of targets for all products sold on the EU market. Energy efficiency and duplex requirements must be met by at least 90% of the products sold. Analysis of the design of the various European voluntary agreements on industrial energy efficiency revealed a great diversity. Apart from the gradual introduction of the implementation of energy management systems as an obligation in most voluntary agreements, there is no trend towards harmonization of the project. CONUEE has defined the specifications for conducting energy audits to assess the energy efficiency potential in each facility. The signing of voluntary agreements is supported by learning networks and technical assistance and in turn supports the National Energy Management Programme (PRONASGEN). · Non-energy needs must be introduced separately.
Under the current timetable, it would not be possible to implement all non-energy requirements this year. The revision of the project plan/program will be discussed in October. The main objective of the voluntary agreement on continuous improvement of the energy efficiency of small network equipment (SNE) is to improve the energy efficiency of equipment used for access to private broadband internet services, while promoting rapid innovation and the timely introduction of new features for consumers. All major Internet service providers and many major manufacturers are participating in the agreement. The energy intensity reduction target should be agreed with CONUEE on the basis of the average energy intensity of the subsector concerned and should be updated every three years.