Irland Markedstilsyn Energi

Danish experience helps Irish market surveillance

Reference: The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

How do you plan market surveillance for eco-design and energy labeling? With help from those who have done it before.

Viegand Maagøe has developed tools and evaluated saving potential for the Irish market surveillance.

How we completed the assignment

The purpose was to provide the Irish energy authorities a solid and reliable basis of knowledge to plan an effective market surveillance system including a prioritization tool, so that the surveillance will give the greatest energy saving effect possible.

Viegand Maagøe has used their great knowledge about market surveillance and strong analytical skillsets and solved the task in close cooperation with the Irish authorities.

Viegand Maagøe has:

  • Developed a model for calculating the energy usage and the saving potential in Ireland for products that are affected by eco-design and the energy labeling legislation (35 products)
  • Analysed the market of different products and distribution of energy usage by sector
  • Established the baseline of energy consumption and estimated saving potential for 2030
  • Developed a prioritization tool for market surveillance which takes energy saving effect, user protection, and influence on Irish economy and industry into account
  • Developed a quatification method for evaluating market surveillance and energy savings
  • Analysed legal issues regarding enforcement
  • Delivered recommendations to improvements to the Irish legislation
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Reference: The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Contract period: 2018


Viegand Maagøe’s contribution has made it easier for the Irish authorities to build their surveillance program for eco-design and energy labeling and priotitizing products.

Savings  17.500 GWh

Based on our detailed market and energy analysis we have calculated that former and upcoming eco-design and energy labeling regulations will give an energy saving of approx. 17.500 GWh in Ireland in 2030.

Global Goals

The project contributes to the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development:

SDG 12 ‘Responsible consumption and production‘
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

SDG 13 ’Climate Action’
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts


Do you want to know more about the project and what we can do for you? Please, contact us.

annette gydesen

Annette Gydesen

Chief Adviser, MSc in Engineering

Mobil: +45 31 75 17 06