Regional Cluster Event East Countries

Cost Efficiency of Consumption-Based Cost Allocation and Consumption Information for Heating, Cooling and Hot Water in East Countries of the EU

Finalising EU Guidelines on the Implementation of EED Articles 9-11

14th November 2016, Warsaw, Poland



The Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU, "EED") as a general rule requires Member States to ensure that all consumers benefit from individual metering and billing of their energy consumption. It is possible to make exceptions in situations where this is not technically feasible or cost-efficient. Such exceptions, however, need to be justified on the basis of a assessment of the viability of individual metering and billing, based on proper evidence and thorough cost-benefit analysis.

Where apartments in multi-apartment buildings share a common supply of space heating, space cooling and/or hot tap water, Articles 9-11 of the EED contain specific provisions on the introduction of individual consumption measurement, using heat meters or using heat cost allocators. The EED provisions are based on evidence of expected impact: significant amounts of energy are known to be saved when costs are allocated based on measured consumption, and further amounts are saved when improvements are made in the frequency and clarity of billing information, that is, when consumers are properly informed about their recent consumption patterns.

Aim of the workshop

This workshop is part of a process to support the correct and coherent implementation of Articles 9-11 of the EED in Member States. Guidelines now drafted propose a range of options for regulatory approaches and offer detailed methods to calculate the costs and benefits of the EED measures, based on existing evidence for impact on energy saving. The guidelines propose a range of options for regulatory approaches, detailed methods to calculate the costs and benefits of the EED measures, and evidence for their impact on energy saving. The guidelines are based on the premise that it is possible to apply the same methods and evidence base to assess the viability of implementation of the EED provisions for any building in Europe, including in East countries. The presentations and discussion at the workshop are intended to inform the finalisation of guidelines, ensuring these properly reflect circumstances specific to East EU countries. The first day is expected to raise a range of issues which may require further consideration in EU policy and the EED guidelines. The second day, in a smaller group, will generate specific proposals for changes which could help the guidelines better reflect the issues raised.

The current version of the guidelines is available for download from the web site of the European Commission.

Registration and Venue

If you are interested in participating, please register for the workshop at your earliest convenience here.
As space is limited, we advise that you make travel commitments after receiving confirmation. Details on the workshop venue and accommodation will be sent with the confirmation email.


The workshop is organised by empirica Communication and Technology Research, Bonn, within the framework of a contract with the Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission: "Study - ENER/C3/2013-977:Analysis of good practices and development of guidelines for accurate and fair allocation of costs for individual consumption of heating, cooling and domestic hot water in multi-apartment and multi-purpose buildings to support the implementation of relevant provisions of the Articles 9-11 of the Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency".


 Monday, 14th November 2016, 8.30 - 17.30hrs, Warsaw, Poland

Moderator: Niels Ladefoged, DG ENERGY, European Commission

09:00 - 09:15


09:15 - 09:20


Welcome and introduction

09:20 - 10:00


Overview of EED provisions, expected impact and EU guidelines

  • Niels Ladefoged – European Commission
  • Simon Robinson – empirica
  • Eriona Dashja – empirica

10:00 - 10:30


Long term experimental evaluation of the influence of heat cost allocators on energy consumption

  • Tomasz Cholewa – Lublin University, Poland

10:30 -11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 -12:40

Experiences from individual metering in the Eastern countries


Implementation in Czech Republic

  • Tomas Konarik – techem, Head of Services, Czech Republic

Experiences in Poland

  • Sylwester Pokorski – Customer representation RSM Bawelna Lodz, President, Poland

Experiences in Romania

  • Radu Opaina – Federation of Owners' Association, President, Romania

The method for determining the fixed costs in heat cost allocation

  • PaweĊ‚ Michnikowski – Lodz University of Technology, Poland

12:40 – 13:00

The Contribution of Sub-Metering to Europe’s Energy Objectives

  • Udo Wasser – Managing Director, EVVE

13:00 – 13:30

Plenary / Panel discussion

13:30 – 14:30

Lunch Break

14:30 – 16:30

Implementation of Articles 9-11 of Directive 2012/27/EU



Implementation in Poland

  • Damian Komar – Ministry of Energy, Senior Expert, Poland
  • Dorota Jeziorowska – Ministry of Energy, Junior Expert, Poland

Implementation in Croatia

  • Boris Makšijan – Ministry of the Economic Development, Croatia

Implementation in Hungary

  • Timea Suto – Ministry of National Development, Energy Regulation Officer, Hungary

Implementation in Bulgaria

  • Dimitar Kuyumdjiev – Security of Energy Supply and Crisis management Directorate, Director

Implementation in Slovenia

  • Marko Suhadolc – Ministry of Infrastructure, Undersecretary, Slovenia

Implementation in the Slovakia

  • Milos Stastik – Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency, Project Manager, Slovakiac

16:30 – 17:00

Plenary / Panel discussion

17:00 – 17:30


Issues raised for EU guidelines

  • European Commission/empirica