Categorization for benchmarking of industrial SME’s energy-using processes and efficiency

25% of the annual Swedish industrial energy end-use emanates from energy use in small and medium sized (SME) industrial companies. The project aims to develop a unique categorization of industrial SME’s energy-using processes and their efficiency.

The study is broken down into the following parts:

  • Conduct a literature review of international research and national studies and standards of the subjects benchmarking, categorization, and key performance indicators linked to industrial energy use
  • Categorize Swedish industrial SMEs final energy end-using processes and create Conservation Supply Curves of proposed and implemented measures, based on data from the approximately 800 energy audits from the national energy audit program
  • Develop a new general theoretical model for the categorization of data for industrial SMEs, both for energy end-use, and energy efficiency measures
  • Conduct a number of case studies among industrial SMEs using the developed model

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