Funded by the European Commission (EASME) with a total amount of the €1,980,188, EnergyWater project has a duration of three years (01/02/2016 – 31/01/2019).
This project is funded by the H2020 Framework Programme of the European Union.
The EnergyWater project aims to provide support to SMEs by enabling energy efficient water processing, through the development of the Energy Management Self-Assessment (EMSA)-web tool and the creation of an Energy Angels Network
The objectives of the project are to:
-Improve the competitiveness of the EU industrial sector by reducing 20% energy costs in industrial water processes. A total reduction of 26 GWh/year will be achieved at the end of the project by implementing energy efficiency measures in the European manufacturing companies.
-Identify energy saving potentials and benchmark energy performance through an Energy Management Self-Assessment (EMSA) collaborative web-tool. (WP1 & WP2)Manufacturing industries can anonymously input their data into the EMSA web-tool to know their ranking regarding other industries with the same processes.
-Strengthen the energy saving market through the creation of an “Energy Angels” network: facilitating contacts with skilled energy managers and auditors and providing access to support for the implementation and financing of water energy efficiency projects. The EnergyWater project will prepare the ground for investment by providing information about potential energy savings and establishing a network of qualified suppliers (with technical and financial skill).Furthermore, the Energy Angels network will implement a training module to improve the availability of skilled energy managers and auditors in which at least 200 people will be trained.
-Improve energy performance in industrial water processes through benchmarking activities and a best practice guide based on real life case studies. (WP4)Energy saving strategies identified in the EMSA web-tool will be implemented in manufacturing industries. The best energy saving strategies to manage industrial water processes will be compiled in a guidance document.
-Influence energy efficiency regulation through public authorities’ involvement. (WP4)In order to optimise energy efficiency in manufacturing industries, both private and public stakeholders have to be aware of their role. We will make public authorities part of the EnergyWater project with the objective to identify and remove regulatory and non-regulatory barriers to the use of energy performance contracting and other third-party financing arrangements for energy savings.
One of the challenges of the EnergyWater Project is to improve the competitiveness of the EU industrial sector by reducing 20% energy costs in industrial water processes.