Evaluation of Industrial Energy Audits in SMEs
2010 (English)In: In Proceedings of the International Energy Program Evaluation Conference (IEPEC) 2010, Paris, France., 2010Conference paper (Refereed)
If conducted properly, energy audits in industry are a powerful tool to overcome market imperfections and support the implementation of cost-effective energy efficiency measures. Internationally, energy audit programs in industry have proven to be successful. Up until now Sweden has not provided low-cost energy audits to Swedish industry on a national scale. However, on a regional scale, energy audits in industries have been performed in five Swedish municipalities. The aim of this paper is to evaluate, ex-post, the implementation of cost-efficient energy efficiency measures in these five municipalities and also to outline the major barriers to implementation. Results show that the degree of implementation differs widely between industries due to several factors, e.g., a perceived lack of time for energy efficiency, competing priorities for capital investments and long decision-chains.
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Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-67922OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-67922DiVA: diva2:414236
the International Energy Program Evaluation Conference (IEPEC)