IL MODELLO ITALIANO PER LE DIAGNOSI ENERGETICHE SBARCA IN AMERICA

IL MODELLO ITALIANO PER LE DIAGNOSI ENERGETICHE SBARCA IN AMERICA

“With more than 15 000 diagnoses performed by more than 8 000 companies, Italy continues to be at the top among the virtuous countries in the EU to actuate the energy audits in large enterprises and energy consuming companies as required by the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).”[i]

In March this year, I wrote about the how the Italian model could unlock the great energy efficiency potential in the country’s SMEs. While energy audits are mandatory for large companies, Italy requires them for certain SMEs as well.  

New data presented in the Energy Efficiency Annual Report 2017 published by ENEA, the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy, and Sustainable Economic Development, confirms how the energy audits model continues to be successful in Italy. 2016 data reveals that 20% of the total energy audits received were performed by SMEs, and shows that potential savings between 0,8 Mtoe and 1,1 Mtoe could be achieved with a payback period equal or less then three to five years respectively.  

What is the secret to this success? We already know that one of the keys is that the Italian model requires SMEs to undergo energy audits in case it is an energy consuming company, and mandatory implementations of the identified measures.

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