Task 9 investigated how the roles of local authorities in demand side management are affected by a liberalised market and in the light of these changes and examples of good practice, to prepare guidelines for improving the local authorities’ service delivery in this field.
Demand Side Management includes action to improve energy efficiency, load management and action to reduce CO 2 emissions by energy substitution. Local authority activities in this field where assessed for replicability, choice of targets, its effectiveness in producing long term results, response to social and political needs, response to conditions of the liberalised market and the likelihood of resources and financing being found on a long term basis.
Austria, France, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden
Task duration: 2000 – 2002