Funded by the European Commission (EASME) with a total amount of the €1,980,188, EnergyWater project has a duration of three years (01/02/2016 – 31/01/2019).
The EnergyWater project addresses the topic “EE 16–2014/2015: Organisational innovation to increase energy efficiency in industry” as well as the following specific areas “industrial systems efficiency benchmarking” and “energy management in SMEs and industry”. EnergyWater project is the first step to improve the energy efficiency by developing the tools and the network to make the “energy efficiency” something real for manufacturing companies across Europe. The EnergyWater project seeks to address some of the key challenges to remove energy efficiency barriers by taking into account two main ideas:
In particular, the EnergyWater project has been developed taking into account four main assumptions:
The objectives of the project are to:
The main project impacts related to the addressed topic are:
|Target||Project objective||Perspective 2020||How to reach this objective|
|Primary energy savings||26 GWh||78 GWh||Energy Angels will play a key role implementing energy efficiency measures.|
|Skilled energy managers and auditors||200||400||Training modules deigned in the framework of the Energy Angels network|
|Investments made||1.300.000 €||3.000.000 €||Energy Angels in general and ESCOs in particular will implement energy efficiency investments in the manufacturing industries.|
|Policy makers influenced||100||150||Meeting with policy makers will be organised for a better implementation of energy efficiency policies and support.|
At the same time, other non-numeric impacts will occur:
The Energy Management Self-Assessment (EMSA) web-tool will be a free and anonymous ICT tool to compare and benchmark the energy performance in industrial water process in European manufacturing industries. As a result of the self‐assessment, the tool will provide guidelines with tailored measures to improve energy performance. The EMSA tool will be based on existing standards such as CAF (Common Assessment Framework), EVO (Efficiency Valuation Organization), ISO 50001 and The Carbon Trust Energy Management assessment tool.
The Energy Angel network will improve the availability of skilled energy auditors and energy managers as well as suppliers and funders. The network will be composed of companies or individual professionals working in the field of energy efficiency (ESCOs, research centres, energy auditors, technology suppliers, etc.). The Energy Angels Network will advise on best practices and ways to use innovative technologies and will create links to strategic partners that can lead to project funding.