Swedish energy manager networks for energy-intensive industry as a driver for improved energy efficiency
2014 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
While the potential for improved energy efficiency in industryis large, deployment of measures is often inhibited by a numberof barriers. In order to overcome these barriers, a number ofenergy end-use policies is functioning in Sweden, the two largestbeing a Voluntary Agreements (VA) for energy-intensiveindustry, an energy audit program, and in addition, various energymanager networks for improved energy efficiency. Whilethe two former have been evaluated and are well-known, theSwedish energy efficiency networks have so far neither beenpresented nor evaluated previously. The aim of this paper is topresent the current Swedish energy efficient network, and theirrole in the energy policy mix from a theoretical viewpoint. TheSwedish energy network, Energiintensiven consisting of about100 companies from the major electricity-intensive sectors isadministrated by the Swedish Energy Agency. Participatingcompanies are all part of the Swedish VA, the PFE. In additionthe aluminum companies have an energy network (GeniAl),one network is functioning among Swedish saw mills (EESI), aswell as there is a network in the iron- and steel industry ENETSteel.Results of the paper show that despite the low emphasison networks as a part of the policy mix, the networks havean important role in overcoming barriers to energy efficiencyamong the participating companies.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. -635-ö p.
energy-intensive industry, energy efficiency policy, energy efficiency network
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-113819OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-113819DiVA: diva2:784910
ECEEE Industrial Summer Study, 2014: Retool for a competitive and sustainable industry
FunderSwedish Energy Agency