Raising engagement on industrial energy management 04 May 2021
The Energy Efficiency Council has several advisory bodies - or Task Groups - that seek to maximise opportunities for Council members to shape and support the Council’s policy and advocacy position on key areas, as well as to shape priorities for broader sector development.
Last month, the Energy Efficiency Council convened a new standing Task Group on industrial energy management. Government interest in this topic has ramped up in recent times, and with the Council now receiving regular requests to input into consultation processes on industrial energy management, the time is right to formalise member input on this important topic.
As well as guiding the Council’s policy work on industrial energy management, the IEMTG will also engage on related issues such as carbon management.
Chaired by industry expert Geoff Andrews, the Task Group’s first meeting addressed both announced policies, such as the Commonwealth Government’s Technology Co-Investment Fund and the NSW Government’s Net Zero Industry and Innovation Program, as well as proposed and emerging policies that are under discussion around the country.
The Task Group's work will build on the recommendations of the Pivot, Rebound, Transform report released last year in collaboration with Ai Group, which proposed a collaborative pathway for industry and government to put Australia’s energy management market on a pathway to transformation.
EEC Task Groups
Task Group membership is exclusive to Council members. In addition to the IEMTG, the EEC has established a Commercial Buildings Task Group (CBTG), Energy Efficiency Schemes Task Group (EESTG) and Energy Markets Task Group (EMTG). These advisory bodies report to the Policy and Advocacy Committee, which has delegated authority from the Board to make strategic decisions related to the policy and advocacy agenda of the Energy Efficiency Council.
Task Groups are scheduled to meet at least three times over the year, but additional meetings may be called to address issues as they arise, such as time sensitive consultation processes.
This article was originally published in the May edition of Efficiency Insight.