Monitoring and Verification Schemes

The introduced M&V system in France is not one single monitoring and verification system, but the system varies depending on each specific energy efficiency measure having a strong support from the involved authorities. The catalogue of standardised operations listing 304 best practices in terms of energy efficiency measures and the savings that can be expected from these measures facilitate the M&V process. But hardly any quantitative ex-post evaluations have been run on the Energy Savings Certificate (ESC) scheme. France is missing the concrete knowledge on the actual savings covered by the M&V scheme. Nevertheless, standard operations sheets are regularly updated, which allow feedback to be taken into account from the implementation of energy efficiency measures reviewing the performed calculations regarding the achieved energy savings.

Best practice cases have been identified under the following topics:

  • Administrative authorities and their responsibilities
  • Sectoral and spatial analysis
  • Measurement and monitoring procedures
  • Data collection procedures
  • Verification procedures
  • Penalties for non-compliance
  • Reporting obligations
  • Administrative costs
  • Integrated tools

Here is the full report on European best practices for M&V schemes and coordination mechanisms

Coordination Mechanisms

In France, there exist coordination bodies between national and regional level for energy policy-making. Local authorities are represented through some associations (associations of mayors, associations of departments, associations of regions). The implementation of energy efficiency measures at regional and local level is incentivised through subsidy schemes targeting to local authorities and the energy efficiency obligation scheme obliging energy suppliers to implement energy efficiency measures in the end-use sector, including local authorities. Finally, the involvement of the local authorities in national energy policy formulation is performed through the dedicated consultation body CNEN (Conseil national d'évaluation des norms).

Best practice cases have been identified under the following topics:

  • Allocation of responsibilities
  • Coordination bodies
  • Legal and economic instruments for involving local and regional authorities’
  • Capacity building

Here is the full report on European best practices for M&V schemes and coordination mechanisms

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