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SMEmPower Efficiency – A holistic framework for Empowering SME‘s capacity to increase their energy efficiency – Horizon 2020 research and innovation project

Demarat in cadrul programului Orizont 2020, SMEmPower Efficiency se adreseaza IMM-urilor si personalului acestora, oferindu-le sprijin in implementarea solutiilor de eficienta energetica.

SMEmPower Efficiency isi propune sa elimine barierele care stau in calea implementarii solutiilor de eficienta energetica si sa le asigure expertilor in domeniul o serie de instrumente eficiente pentru optimizarea energiei, precum si o serie de training-uri si cursuri acreditate.

The objectives of SMEmPower Efficiency

Empower the knowledge and skills of at least 720 energy experts of SMEs (Energy Managers, Energy Auditors, Environmental Managers, Energy Efficiency professionals, etc).
Create and implement one (1) E&T programme for energy professionals in 8 countries, under the European Qualification Framework (EQF), based on common learning outcomes of Level 6.
Develop and release one (1) online energy management platform that will enhance the delivery of the proposed E&T programme, allow users to actively apply their own energy management data, disseminate pilot actions, and enable international cooperation and communication between participants, in the frame of Industry 4.0 digitalization. Connect with the EEFIGs De-risking Energy Efficiency Platform (DEEP).
Develop and make available from the web platform 2 specialized tools on Monitoring & Targeting (M&T) and Measurement & Verification (M&V). Apply these tools in the E&T programme to quantify energy and monetary savings, apply financial indicators to assess the opportunity of investments, perform sensitivity analysis on proposed solutions and persistence of savings, based on energy analytics.

Deliver short training in pilot sites to all personnel, using the trained professionals and instructors, as a means to multiply the impact of the E&T programme. All these to at least 800 SME decision makers and staff.

Enhance the energy efficiency of at least 80 pilot sites and accelerate the active and intelligent energy management, resulting in approximately 18 GWh/year primary energy savings.


Short term: SMEmPower Efficiency will ensure that barriers to energy efficiency projects are removed for an uptake of energy efficiency projects by decision triggering of the teaming between energy professionals and decision makers, as SMEmPower Efficiency trainees experts, SME consulting companies, financing entities and ESCOs, relevant associations and especially industrial professional or patronal associations.

Medium term: SMEmPower Efficiency will enable better implementation of energy-efficiency policies and enhance the digitalization of industry towards the fourth industry revolution.

Long term: SMEmPower Efficiency will be a strongly promoted, enabling and supporting the Energy experts to use effective tools for energy optimization, new technologies and processes driven by energy efficiency, in a close and improved connection with top decision makers –CEOs, CFOs etc.

We estimate that SMEmPower’s actions will result in 24.87 GWh/year primary energy savings and trigger at least 4 mil € of investments.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and
innovation programme under grant agreement No 847132.