Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2010
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies
Policy Target:Industry>Industrial subsectors>Cross-industry
Agency:Swedish Energy Agency (STEM)
Evaluation:ER 2013:13, in Swedish only. In an evaluation in 2012, based on the 130 audits carried out between 2010 and 2012 and reports on intended implementation, it was shown that on average the audits helped companies reduce their energy demand by 20%. This would amount to 120 GWh per year at an estimated cost for the companies of EUR 15 million (0.125 EUR/kWh). Considering the costs of the programme, this equates to approximately 237 kWh saved per public euro spent. It was assessed that the programme would support the implementation of 1 000–2 000 energy audits (Karlsson, Thollander & Rohdin 2012).

The energy audit support scheme is directed towards companies which use at least 500 MWh per year of energy, i.e. relatively energy-intensive companies. The support covers 50% of the cost of the energy audit, up to maximum of SEK 30 000. The government decided to introduce the support in December 2009. Applications are to be sent to the Swedish Energy Agency before the energy audit takes place and the support is paid to the company following completion of the energy audit and when suggestions for measures to be taken are in place. The measures will then be followed up a few years after the energy audit.

25 Energy Efficiency Recommendations Applied:Industry, Energy efficiency services for SMEs, Industry

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