Industrial Energy Efficiency Analysis Model

Last updated: 5 November 2017
In 1999, the government tested a new concept to increase energy efficiency in industry. The main focus was efficiency in core industrial processes. The programme was designed to detect the energy influence of using different raw materials singly or in combination. The philosophy behind the programme was to increase energy efficiency, reduce the cost of raw materials (feedstock), increase output in production and increase competitiveness in the industry. Pilot projects were carried out in companies that produce: - Non-ECSC ferro-alloys and pulp. - Paper and paperboard. These projects showed that certain materials have a significant impact on specific energy consumption, stability and output of the process. Average energy reduction of electricity was between 5 and 10%, sometimes with little or no capital investment. One of the pilot companies could save 50 GWh/year and thereby save NKr 30 million annually with no investments made. The programme was then continued, with the power intensive industry as the main target.