Impact and process evaluation of the Swedish national energy audit program for small and medium-sized industries
2012 (English)In: eceee 2012 Industrial Summer Study: Conference proceedings, European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE), 2012, Vol. 1, 73-80 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In April 2006 the EU adopted the so-called Energy End-Use efficiency and Energy Services Directive that gives energy audit programs a central role for promoting energy efficiency. As a consequence Sweden launched a program to support implementations of energy audits in Swedish companies, the so-called energy audit checks, in April 2010. The program is constructed so that a company that performs an energy audit gets subsidy of 50 % of the audit cost, up to a maximum value of 3300 EUR, when performed an approved energy audit. The program targets small and medium sized companies, as the maximum subsidy indicates. The aim of this paper is to present an evaluation of the initial phase of this Swedish energy audit program. The results include bottom-up data on potentials and outcome of the program and comparison with other previous programs. Expected results, in addition to bottom-up data, will include the need to involve regional and municipal actors in the program, a need for formulation of program goals and a need for a standardized energy audit tool. The energy efficiency potential for the 300 energy audits approved so far in the program is estimated to around 20 %. 1000-2000 energy audits are estimated to be approved within the program, which makes it by far the largest Energy audit program in Sweden. The already funded energy audits indicate an implementation rate of the proposed measures of 20-40 %.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE), 2012. Vol. 1, 73-80 p.
energy supply and demand, energy demand, energy efficiency measures, energy audit, industrial SME, programme evaluation
Economics Public Administration Studies Energy Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-88766ISBN: 978-91-980482-0-9 (print)ISBN: 978-91-980482-1-6 (digital version)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-88766DiVA: diva2:606139
eceee 2012 Summer Study on energy efficiency in industry, Arnhem, The Netherlands, 11–14 September 2012