1 hour / Brussels time
Mr. Baillargeon, Xavier Lemaire
This is the 7th session of the Course on Regulation and Sustainable Energy in Developing Countries.
Register here for the whole Course. You are invited to register regardless the number of sessions you plan to join. You only need to do it once, it will be valid for all the sessions.
It is recognized that Energy Efficiency shall be the major component of any energy policy.
Session 7 introduces the institutional framework needed to implement energy efficiency (energy agency, utility Demand Side Management, other) notably by presenting the example of Tunisia.
It deals with the way to fund energy efficiency programmes via tax and social levies or carbon finance. This session gives an overview of white certificates schemes notably with the examples of India and Uruguay, and introduces different support energy efficiency schemes (grants, tax incentives, soft loan,other).
About the speaker
Mr. Baillargeon is a senior expert with over 30 years of experience in many energy efficiency-related sectors, including the planning and implementation of projects under the ESCO approach, the Measurement & Verification (M&V) of energy savings, the development of Demand-Side Management programmes (DSM), building codes and energy efficiency standards for various appliances as well as having been involved in the research and development of energy efficiency-related computer tools.
Over the last decade, Mr. Baillargeon has also gained a vast experience in the Kyoto mechanisms through his participation in several studies, and practical projects related to carbon credits transactions, and through the development of many PINs and PDDs. His international experience has led him to work in more than 40 countries, on projects carried out or financed by international institutions such as the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, the United Nations (UNDP, PNUE, UNDESA) and with bilateral or multilateral development organizations such as the Canadian International Development Agency, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Institut de l'énergie et de l'environnement de la Francophonie (IEPF). Mr. Baillargeon has also worked for several important electric utilities including CEMIG (Brazil), DÉMÁSZ (Hungary), Electricity of Portugal (EDP), HEP (Croatia), Hydro-Québec and the Société Tunisienne de l'Électricité et du Gaz (STEG).