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STEam And Management Under Pressure

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - STEAM-UP (STEam And Management Under Pressure)

Reporting period: 2015-03-01 to 2016-08-31

The industrial sector could reduce its energy use by at least 13%. 75% of the potential savings can be found in steam and electric motor systems. Actions to tap the full potential in steam systems have been taken in the past but without success since findings from energy audits were not, or only partly, implemented.

The following barriers have been identified:
 There is no business case for steam saving measures for enterprise decision makers;
 There is a lack of technical (steam) expertise of energy auditors and within enterprises generally;
 There is no formal organisational structure for dealing with energy efficiency (energy management).

The objectives and goals of the STEAM-UP proposal are therefore:
• Bridging the gap between audit results and implementation by developing an in-depth steam audit covering:
 state of the art steam expertise;
 involvement of all stakeholders in the enterprise;
 identification of non-energy benefits to strengthen business cases;
 energy management to secure prolongation.
• Reducing the effort for measure implementation by developing an integrated solution for business case reporting and energy management implementation.
• Achieve energy savings during this action of 55,6 GWh/a through piloting 75 of the in-depth steam audits.
• Building capacity amongst 400 energy auditors for the use of the in-depth steam audit methodology in their daily practise.
• Building capacity amongst stakeholders in 75 enterprises on steam and the business benefits to increase steam efficiency.
• Building capacity amongst 40 energy management training providers to enable integration of the in-depth steam audit methodology in regular energy training programmes.
• Promote knowledge transfer on steam and the benefits to increase steam efficiency.

This project focuses on the large, energy-intensive industry but the methodology will also be applicable for SMEs. The developed methodology can be made applicable for a wide range of utilities and processes.
The project started wit a european wide inventory (100 respondents form 15 countries) of the State-of-the-Art in steam-, energy-, and management practises in industry. Based on the inventory and other insights, available in the consortium and literature, as the Energy Potential Scan, the Non Energy Benefits and ISO 50001, we developed a new audit methodology.

This methodology decribes stepwise, fit for the use by in- and external energy consultants, what is needed and how this can be achieved in order to reach actual energy saving in steam installations. This askes for an integral (business) approach involving all (steam) stakeholders in the copany, by developing business cases for the energy saving measures using Non-Energy Benefits and implementing an energy management system (starting around the steam installation) to guarantee organisational embedment. Currently the audit methodology is being piloted while executing in-depth audits.

The inventory also formed the major basis for the development of the training packages in WP 4. Experts from the member countries developed the seperate modules for the trainings in english which are allready translated for the bigger part in the 8 national languages. Trainings and train the trainers are started to be execured and planned ationally for the first half of 2017.

The steam-up project and it's results is being communicated and promoted in several ways nationally and internationally.

Results achieved so far:
WP 2: Inventory completed and results laid down in seperate report and the developed training materials and audit methodology
WP 3: Audit methodology developed and being piloted.
WP 4: Training materials developed and translated in national languages. First trainings are being executed and planned.
WP 5: Energy Management Centre (including Bench Mark Facility) Developed and in operation.
WP 6: In depth audits. The acquisition for audits started directly from the beginning of the project. The situation at the end of August 2016: 3 audits executed, 16 audits underway and 6 audits scheduled.
WP 7: Website on line, factsheets developed, annual seminars and national events, twitter account active.
The project learned us till so far the following:
- how to approach companies and whom to interest them for energy saving and participating in the Steam-up project asks more effort than expected
- there is still a large untapped saving potential
- the easiest part is to identify the technical measures; more difficult is to give them pirority for carrying out and to introduce actions for continuity in energy saving
- behaviour change
- the new methodology helps companies to be aware of NEB's, the need of involvement of all stakeholders in the company and to implement elements of energy management
Steam-up consortium
Steam-up event in The Netherlands