Strategic Perspectives on Energy Management: A Case Study in the Process Industry
2013 (English)In: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 104, 487-496 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
It has been anticipated that energy management will gain increased interest amongst companies in a near future. Yet, even in energy-intensive companies, like process industries, energy management is seldom treated strategically. The purpose of this study is thus to investigate the necessary prerequisites for putting energy management on the strategic agenda in energy-intensive process industries. This is done by the means of a literature review and a case study, and the analysis is based on how energy management is treated from three perspectives; a strategic perspective, an energy system utilisation perspective, and an alternative revenue perspective. The case study shows, similar to other process industry companies, that the strategic importance of energy management, to a large extent, is neglected. The research also indicates necessary prerequisites, for each perspective, for highlighting the strategic importance of energy management for a typical company in the process industry sector.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier , 2013. Vol. 104, 487-496 p.
Energy management, energy-intensive production systems, energy efficiency, energy planning, specialty chemicals, case study
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Business Administration
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-84987DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2012.11.027ISI: 000316152700049OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-84987DiVA: diva2:563433
An earlier version of this paper was presented at EurOMA 2010, 6-9 June, Porto, Portugal.2012-10-302012-10-302014-11-21