Energy efficiency & industry: prioritising on-site cogeneration to reach the 2030 climate goals

  • Dinner debate in Strasbourg

Chaired by Tsvetelina Penkova MEP, Director of the EEF


Jori Ringman, Director General, Cepi

Hans Korteweg, Managing Director, COGEN Europe

In industry, up to 70% of energy demand consists of medium and high temperature process heat, most of which cannot be electrified either due to cost or technical constraints. Incentivising energy efficiency and energy savings is thus key. 

On-site cogeneration (CHP) allows to deliver energy and emission savings at lowest cost. Today, 60 GWe of high-efficiency cogeneration is installed on-site across key industries, saving around 20 Mtoe of energy across Europe - i.e. 5% of the 2020 energy efficiency target.

Our Associate Members will address several questions around the decarbonisation of heat and explain the contribution CHP offers to both the overall EU energy system and the industrial ecosystems. They will also discuss the advantages of prioritizing CHP use and incentivising industrial players to invest in energy efficiency in the framework of the Energy Efficiency Directive recast.

We look forward to a lively exchange!


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