The inadequate review of the Primary energy factor will jeopardise the attainment of Green Deal and REPowerEU objectives

EuropeOn and a group of 12 stakeholders from the electricity sector wrote to DG ENER Director General Ditte Juul Jorgensen to convey concerns about the ongoing review of the Primary Energy Factor (PEF) for electricity. Our open letter was cosigned by the following:

  • AVERE – European Association for Electromobility
  • EIHA – European Infrared Heating Alliance
  • EUEW – European Union of Electrical Wholesalers EUHA
  • EUHA – Electric Underfloor Heating Alliance
  • Eurelectric
  • European Copper Institute
  • EuropeOn – European Electrical Contractors’ Association
  • Glen Dimplex
  • Green Power Denmark
  • RGI – Renewables Grid Initiative
  • SolarPower Europe
  • T&D Europe – European association of the electricity transmission and distribution
  • WindEurope

The PEF in its current form works as an incentive for the consumption of fossil fuels in buildings by artificially penalizing electricity consumption. This review process presents an unmissable opportunity to rework the PEF and make it fit to deliver on the policy goals of the EU as expressed in the REPowerEU plan or the EU Green Deal.

Suitable alternative methodological options have already been assessed by consultants during the last review process and can easily be incorporated in the current review, as outlined in our position paper previously sent to DG ENER.

Download our open letter here.