Aligned energy saving targets and indicators in energy and financial department

Panel: 3. Energy management: The nuts and bolts

Luis Marques
, GEN Europe, Spain
Ana García, Spain
Giorgia Pasqualetto, UNIDO, Austria
Marco Matteini, UNIDO, Austria


Energy department and Finance department are two of the main departments involved in energy management. Ensuring aligned and compatible targets and indicators in these departments within an organization is one of the keys to long-term successful implementation of energy management systems and performance improvement.

This study aims at building knowledge to analyze and address potential barriers between strategies, targets and indicators adopted by Energy and Finance departments for and with an impact on companies’ energy performance and productivity, and to identify best practices and opportunities for improvements. The study wants to build on real information collected from organizations in different countries and industrial sectors by engaging with enterprises that partnered with UNIDO in the Energy Management Systems Capacity Building and Implementation Programme, as well as other organizations.

UNIDO has gained vast experience in supporting the implementation and deployment of energy management systems in industries by providing training, on-the-job practice and direct expert implementation support to consultants and industrial enterprises covering a broad range of sectors and sizes. As of 2017, the UNIDO Energy Management Systems (EnMS) Capacity Building and Implementation Programme has worked on EnMS implementation with over 450 companies and 400 national energy efficiency and management systems experts in 17 countries.

The first phase is a survey in companies that have accepted to participate, consisting of two questionnaires to be filled out by the company’s Energy Manager (or other manger fulfilling those roles and related functions) and the Financial Manager respectively. Online webinars will be organized after the Survey to present results, discuss main barriers and enhance an interchange of real experiences and possible solutions between the different companies. The final result is a paper that aims to highlight main findings and conclusions.


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