A Simplified Energy Management System Towards Increased Energy Efficiency in SMEs

Adnan Hrustic
Swerea SWECAST AB, Jönköping, Sweden

Per Sommarin
Swerea SWECAST AB, Jönköping, Sweden

Patrik Thollander
Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping University, Linköping , Sweden

Mats Söderström
Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping University, Linköping , Sweden

Ladda ner artikelhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp110571513

Ingår i: World Renewable Energy Congress - Sweden; 8-13 May; 2011; Linköping; Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 57:5, s. 1513-1520

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Publicerad: 2011-11-03

ISBN: 978-91-7393-070-3

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


Swedish companies have since 2003 been able to get certified by an energy management system (EEMS) and companies that have been certified; can now show savings in energy use. The downside of today’s EEMs is that too few small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have chosen to certify such a system in the organization. To increase awareness and interest among SMEs; a simplified version of the EEMS would be desirable. This article presents a simplified EEMs for SMEs developed from the original European standard (SSEN 16 001). The article describes how the simple EEMS was developed and how the system was validated; i.e. how different companies responded to test-runs of the developed simplified EEMS. By testing the simplified EEMS in practice among various SMEs; different needs from the industry have been documented. The requests that were of greatest importance was how different incentives can be designed to increase the certification level; e.g. tax exemptions etc. The Swedish LTA for energy-intensive industries includes tax exemptions; as well as the certification of the European EEMS standard; and has shown to lead to large energy savings. An examples of a future energy policy could thus be a Long-Term Agreement (LTA)s program for SMEs including the simplified EEMS.


Energy management; SME; Industrial energy efficiency; PFE


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