Energy Efficiency Network Thuringia

Project information

Index: 1022R4
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Innovation, research and technology development
Location GERMANY THÜRINGEN Thuringia Thüringen Start/End date of the practice

Topic of the practice

Energy Efficiency Network

Good Practice Information

The Energy Efficiency Network Thuringia supports enterprises in reducing their energy consumption and their CO2 emissions. Within a pilot phase 15 enterprises monitor their energy consumption. Furthermore, they get support in detecting and improving their energy efficiency. Since the network activities include best-practice exchange, various methods for improvement will be discussed and presented in a common catalogue of measures. Currently, the networks’ enterprises are implementing measures they chose for reducing their energy consumption. This way, less money needs to be payed for energy and CO2 emissions are reduced.

Evidence of success

Direct result will be the reduction of the energy consumption in each participating enterprise. This way, the amount of CO2 will be decreased. In the long run, a constant process of energy management / monitoring in each participating enterprise will be established.
Strengths and weaknesses of the good practice
The biggest challenge was to get the database of energy consumption in the production process of the participating companies. This database is essential for making the analysis.
A good factor is that enterprises from different branches are involved in the project. Resulting from this, an open atmosphere for discussions was created.

Difficulties encountered and solutions implemented:
The topic of energy efficiency is often not on the top of the agenda of the participating enterprises. It often needs an incentive from outside to continue the efforts. Within the ENT up to 4 round table meetings a year with each enterprise take place on location.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Lars Wrage

State Development Corporation of Thuringia

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