Energy Efficiency Improvement in the Interface between Industry and Its Service Providers

L. Sivill, J. Federley, I. Hippinen, Jussi Manninen, P. Ahtila

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    This paper focuses on the interface between industry and its service providers in Finland to describe the current situation of barriers to energy efficiency improvement. The paper is based on empirical data from two interview studies carried out in industry and its equipment, systems and service providers. The results indicate an increasing interest in energy efficiency. The most important barriers to energy efficiency improvement are related to principal agent problems, i.e. incomplete information and information asymmetry in carrying out energy analyses and energy efficiency investment projects. These problems may be overcome by investing in energy performance measurement and building a more analytic and discussion-oriented investment project culture.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)325-330
    JournalChemical Engineering Transactions
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
    Event13th International Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction, PRES 2010 - Prague, Czech Republic
    Duration: 28 Aug 20101 Sept 2010
    Conference number: 13


    • energy efficiency
    • investments


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