Examples about targeting priority groups and tackling energy poverty 

The new Energy Efficiency Directive (EU) 2023/1791, entered into force in October 2023, has introduced in its Article 8(3) a new requirement for Member States to achieve at least a minimum share of the energy savings among priority groups (e.g. energy poor or low-income households, vulnerable customers, social housing tenants). 

In this new set of examples, we looked at how energy efficiency schemes reported as contributing to alleviating energy poverty define their priority groups, how obligated parties need to demonstrate the eligibility of the beneficiaries (in case of Energy Efficiency Obligation Schemes) and how the results related to alleviating energy poverty are monitored (and distinguished from the general results, when relevant). 

The examples include

More examples will be added soon (Greece, the Netherlands and Wallonia). 

More resources on the topic of energy efficiency measures to tackle energy poverty in the context of Member States’ energy savings obligation can also be found: 

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