| FNI PROJECTS
Energy Savings from Regulation to Realisation
ESPARR seeks to show and explain the potential for
energy saving on two different measures in Norway: the Energy Performance
Contracting (EPC), in existing public and private building structure, and the
advanced metering of electricity (AMS).
FNI leads WP 3, with the goal of
explaining the developments of the Norwegian policies related to the two sets
of regulations. While EPC is very loosely regulated and takes the form of a
market measure where third-party energy service companies offers contracts that
reduces risk for investments for energy savings, the Norwegian AMS regulations
are on the contrary on a strict timeline with clear requirements to the grid
companies, who are responsible for the rolling out of AMS, due to be finally
installed for all end-users by 2017.
For both energy savings relevant
policy areas the goal is to compare the two measures and provide explanations
for the differences in regulations. To this end a common framework seeks
explanations in three policy spheres: formal and informal influence from the
EU, national politics in Norway, as well as explanations stemming from
sector-specific organizational field culture.
leader at FNI: Tor Håkon
Project period: 2012-2014
Research Council of Norway