Energy Efficiency & Cities Policy Analyst
Ghislaine Kieffer is a policy analyst at the International Energy Agency in the Energy Efficiency division. She leads the work of the IEA on cities, energy efficiency and digitalisation and supports the IEA Digital Demand-Driven Electricity Networks (3DEN) initiative. She has twenty years of experience in various international organisations in the fields of renewable and energy efficiency policy at the international, national and city level. She has authored several reports looking at the role of cities and policy alignment across levels of government in clean energy transitions. More recently, she has focused on energy efficiency through digitalisation, which is a powerful enabler in dense urban contexts. By increasing the connectivity of buildings, appliances, distributed energy resources and transport systems, digitalisation provides a wealth of opportunities beyond those possible when urban energy end uses remain disconnected. Digital solutions, framed with the right policies, can allow us to shift the paradigm by enabling urban energy systems to become multi-directional, more distributed, and more integrated.