An Energy Efficiency Audit is an assessment and review indicating the main sources of energy consumption and risks of a company. It has notably the extent to improve energy performance and to achieve best practice through investments and alternative practices.
“A typical energy audit in the industrial sector has a potential to save an average of 6% (electricity) and 21 % (heat and fuels) of the annual energy consumption in the company”
(Motiva, “Saving potentials in SMEs”, 13th February 2013)
According to EE-METAL approach, each project partner will carry out an energy audit to identify potential energy savings in a number of selected SMEs of the Metal and Metalworking sub-sectors (i.e.: SMEs in the MMA sub-sectors with high energy consuming >0,5 GWh).
After selecting Metal and Metalworking companies to perform an energy audit, EE-METAL project considers a common audit methodology in order to determine potential energy saving measures in SMEs applicable at EU level, to be implemented in two audit phases:
- Carrying out a detailed energy audit where some m[easures to improve energy efficiency are identified.
- Presenting a detailed financial and implementation plan, carrying out data gathering and engineering and economic analyses of the energy efficiency projects.