A Methodology to Characterize Energy Consumption in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises at National Level in European Countries

Carlos Herce, Enrico Biele, Marcello Salvio, Claudia Toro, Gabriele Brandl, Petra Lackner, Stefan Reuter

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Abstract

The aim of this work is to present a methodology for the energy consumption characterization of European SMEs at national level. The proposed methodology, based on the combination of ofcial national energy statistics and energy consumption data according to the European Energy Efficiency Directive Article 8, has been developed and applied to Italy and Austria.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-108
Number of pages16
JournalClean Technologies and Environmental Policy
Volume26
Early online dateOct 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2023

Research Field

  • Integrated Energy Systems

Keywords

  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy audits
  • small and medium-sized enterprises; SMEs; innovation strategies;
  • Energy characterization
  • Energy efficiency directive
  • Energy policy

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