The Effect of Energy Audits in Danish Industry - Evaluation of a DSM Programme
This paper presents an evaluation of the impact on electricity consumption of the free-of-charge energy audit provided to all Danish enterprises by the 60 electricity network operators. The scheme has existed since the early 1990's. Approximately 0.045 EUR-Cent per kWh consumption is being spent annually on this activity. The evaluation is based on an econometric analysis of a large panel dataset. The econometric analysis is complemented with ten case studies that allow us to get a deeper understanding of the causal processes. Overall , we find that the scheme has had limit ed impact on the electricity consumption among the enterprises that have been audited.
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