Monitoring and Verification Schemes

As each of the three Belgian regions developed/develops its own Energy Efficiency Action Plan, each region has also set up its own M&V scheme. The monitoring approach mainly applied in the Walloon Region and Flemish region is a bottom-up approach. The EU recommended bottom-up formulae are used by these regions most of the time for quantifying the energy savings of implemented energy efficiency measures; only when the data at hand does not fit the recommended bottom-up formulae, alternative formulae are applied, developed by the monitoring bodies in the regions itself. A top-down approach is mainly applied for the transport sector. Energy efficiency measures suggested and implemented mainly target the building sector; however, substantial energy savings are also reported in the energy, industrial and transport sectors.

Link to the Belgian Regions

Coordination Mechanisms

In Belgium, coherence related to energy efficiency policy-making is assured through the working group CONCERE/ENOVER (Consultation between the Federal State and the Regions on energy matters) within the Interministerial Conference for Economy and Energy, which allows consultation between the Federal State and the Regions on energy matters. This multi-level-governance institution allows them to share energy competences and supports them in finding common positions and producing unified reports. Even if this format allows communication among federal and regional levels, the municipalities are not involved.

Links: CONCERE/ENOVER, Belgian Federal Government, Regions