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Energy audit model for industrial SMEs

Energy audit model for industrial SMEs
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Resources:
Energy
Sector:
All sectors
Cost:
High cost
Annual saving:
16 %
Payback time:
0 - 2 Year(s)
Associated cost savings: Energy:
26%
Associated cost savings: Water:
9%
Payback time:
The average payback time for the measures presented in the industry energy audits is 2 years
Size of company:
Medium (less than 250)
One off investment:
10000 - 15000€
What is in it for you:
Energy auditing is a good method to improve energy use and, through it, make important cost savings.
Descriptive information:

This audit model is developed for industrial SMEs to lower the threshold for auditing. A two-step energy review is primarily intended for SMEs in which the process of energy use and efficiency of the process is not considered necessary. The model is cost-efficient for the clients and for the energy auditors.

The model has two phases:

  • Step 1: quick but comprehensive audit (factory audit)
  • Step 2: deeper analyses focusing on the most promising savings opportunities

The objective of the factory audit is to identify and report on total energy consumption and distribution, renewable energy potential, and clear operational and investment-saving measures and proposals for further exploration. In the second phase, follow-up studies are carried out focusing on the most promising savings opportunities based on the factory audit. Step two is not mandatory, but cannot be performed unless step one is implemented.

The energy auditing subsidy of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment is available for both steps in Finland. The maximum subsidy is € 30 000, which can be used up to 50 % for both steps. Audit subsidy applications are made through Business Finland’s Online Service.

The model is made by Motiva together with Energy Authority and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

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