This report aims to give an overview of the contents to be considered when setting up a Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system for Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU – EED). It is based on the report on the parameters of an MRV system (Böck & Ploiner, 2020) and deals with the necessary contents of such a system in the form of a step-by-step guide. An MRV system in the course of the implementation of Article 7 means the demonstrable tracking of additional implemented individual energy saving actions to reduce final energy consumption.
Due to the very broad implementation options for the fulfilment of Article 7 EED, the report refers more to causal relationships than to implementation details of specific policy instruments, even though policy instruments are sometimes used as examples.
The requirements for Member States on MRV are defined in Articles 7, 7a and 7b as well as Annex V of the EED respectively. The recommendations of the European Commission as regards the implementation of the energy efficiency obligation in relation to the EED can be downloaded here: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/reco/2019/1658.
Read the report: Setting up a MRV system