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EU coordinated methods and procedures based on real cases for the effective implementation of policies and measures supporting energy efficiency in the industry (EU-MERCI)
Title: EU coordinated methods and procedures based on real cases for the effective implementation of policies and measures supporting energy efficiency in the industry (EU-MERCI)
Funding: European Commission, "Horizon 2020"
Timeframe: 1 February 2016 - 31 January 2018
Description:

The main objective of EU-MERCI is to grow the energy efficiency in the European industry, by exploiting and expanding the opportunity offered by the Efficiency Obligation Schemes and/or Alternative measures imposed to the Member States (MSs) by the 2012/27/EU Directive and, specifically, by the Art. 7 of the EED: “Energy efficiency obligation schemes”.

To this extent, EU-MERCI will identify best practices of implementation of energy efficiency projects, drawing from the experience of thousands of real cases of application of Energy Efficiency Schemes (EESs) in Europe. The project will propose exemplary energy efficiency projects, common procedures and shared methods to assess and demonstrate the achieved energy savings and supporting tools to assist industries in effectively putting into practice energy efficiency improvements of the processes and in the technical/economic reporting of the savings, in application of the obligation schemes and/or alternative measures adopted in the respective MS.

EU-MERCI will help industry actors, who want to improve the energy efficiency of a process, to overcome experienced barriers; to maximize the technical and economic benefits; to simplify their burden in the preparation of possibly associated access-to-incentive demands. The goal is to answer questions like:

What are the most effective actions improving the efficiency in a particular process or industry sector? How to specifically implement them? What are the most promising technologies? What is the efficiency improvement attainable with each action? How to measure, monitor and report the savings? What are the associated costs?

EU-MERCI, with recommendation and specific dissemination actions, will also assist policy makers and public authorities in the assessment of the effectiveness and transparency of the mechanisms, giving them also a picture of the technologies and efficiency improvements to incentive.

Lessons learned from countries with consolidated energy efficiency schemes in place will be transferred to countries less advanced.

Contractors:

RSE Spa, Italy (Coordinator); JIN, The Netherlands; CRES, Greece; KAPE, Poland; AEA, Austria; FIRE, Italy; Carbon Trust, UK; BSERC, Bulgaria; APE, Slovenia; SPES GEIE, Italy and EU; ENERO, Romania