Industrial Energy Management Gap Analysis
- *Corresponding Author:
- Aida SA
Department of management, economics and industrial engineering
University of Politecnico di Milano, Italy
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: April 29, 2015; Accepted date: September 20, 2015; Published date: September 22, 2015
Citation: Aida SA, Patrik T, Enrico C (2015) Industrial Energy Management Practices’ Gap Analysis. Innov Ener Res 4:122. doi:10.4172/ier.1000122
Copyright: © 2015 Aida SA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Improved energy efficiency (EE) is recognized as an essential strategy in energy and climate change mitigation policies (IPCC, 2014). Greater competition, unpredictable energy markets and control on greenhouse gas emissions, drives manufacturing industries to manage their energy demand carefully and use it efficiently. Energy management (EnM) as a cost reduction and risk protection strategy against the unpredictable energy market is a robust tool and support function which helps industries to improve their EE level. However, since energy cost in comparison with total production costs in manufacturing companies has the small portion consequently it receives little attention.