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Joint Letter: EU Primary Energy Factor for Electricity: Key for Efficient and Renewable Heat in Europe

In a joint letter co-signed with AEBIOM, COGEN Europe, EGEC Geothermal, Euroheat & Power and Solar Heat Europe, EFIEES asks EU negotiators to:

  • Set an average EU Primary Energy Factor for electricity (PEF) of no less than 2.3 in EED Annex IV, reflecting the real efficiency of the electricity system, through a robust and transparent methodology based on the latest available EU statistics and to be reviewed regularly to account for the changes in the average EU energy mix
  • Ensure the EU PEF adopted in EED remains limited to EED. In EU legislation for heating (e.g. Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, Energy Labelling), appropriate methods and impact assessments should be undertaken to define adequate PEF values reflecting the seasonality of heat demand.

Read the joint letter: