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2nd meeting of the dialogue groups on Motor replacement and Modal shift

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Alberto MORENO

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Last update: 23 Jan 2023

The second meeting of the Dialogue Groups on Accelerated replacement of inefficient electric motors and Modal shift for freight transport was held on Tuesday 29 November 2022, from 3 to 4.15 pm CET.


You can find attached to this post the agenda, presentation files and minutes.


The meeting provided an update with complements about the calculation methodologies for both Priority Actions. Then a guest presentation by Rita Werle (Impact Energy, Switzerland) and Maarten van Werkhoven (TPA adviseurs, the Netherlands) shared experience about energy savings in electric motors in Switzerland.


Key points highlighted in the presentations and discussions:


About Accelerated replacement of inefficient electric motors:

- Importance of the electricity consumption from motor systems and related savings potentials.

- Electric motors tend to be used for much longer than their expected lifetime: policies for accelerated replacement are needed to tap the large remaining savings potential.

- Indicative values provide useful data for benchmarking, however, they cannot replace a specific assessment for a particular case.

- The electricity mix can vary significantly from one country to the other: it is strongly recommended to use national values for the primary energy factor and the emission factor.

- When considering all the elements of the motor system, a savings’ potential in the range of 20-30% can usually be achieved with solutions available today.


About Modal shift for freight transport:

- Standardizing values at EU level was not possible for modal shift in freight. Instead the streamSAVE methodology enables to assess the technical and savings’ potential per Member State.

- The French example (presented in the previous meeting) showed that defining standardized values at national level is possible.

- The EUROSTAT freight transport statistics are a major data source, but the data quality varies among Member States.

- The potentials found are significant for most Member States, with the exception of small (e.g. Luxembourd) or insulary (e.g. Ireland) countries. The largest potentials are found in Germany and Poland.

- A Dutch study provides indicative values for cost data.


You can continue the discussions on the online forum.

An online workshop on transport measures will be organized early 2023. 


Related resource:

streamSAVE methodologies