In 2009, the International Energy Initiative was commissioned by the Energy Research Company (EPE) to carry out prospective studies on the energy end-use of residential and industrial sectors in order to support the elaboration of target goals for the rational use and energy savings up to 2035. Created in 2004, EPE has the specific mission of developing an integrated long-term planning for the power sector in Brazil. Its mission is to carry out studies and research services in the planning of the energy sector in areas such as power, oil and natural gas and its derivates, coal, renewable energy resources and energy efficiency, among others. Its work serves as input for the planning and implementation of actions by the Ministry of Energy and Mines in the formulation of the national energy policy.
Regarding the residential sector, the technical reports made an overview of the current and historical figures of the sectorial energy consumption and then prepared scenarios on the perspectives of energy efficiency evolution, such as energy savings potentials that can be achieved by adopting energy efficiency policies and incentive mechanisms.
For the industrial sector, new commercially available technologies for process and use were presented, as well as estimatives of penetration rates in the Brazilian market and the impact on the national energy consumption in the following subsectors: cement production, ceramics, food and beverage (except sugar). Energy demand scenarios for these sectors were made for 2035 .
The studies are confidential by contract.