Success factors of energy management in energy-intensive industries : energy performance measurement

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Manninen, Jussi, Dr., VTT Sivill, Leena 2012-08-31T07:37:07Z 2012-08-31T07:37:07Z 2011
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-60-4239-8 (PDF)
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-60-4238-1 (printed)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4942
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores energy performance measurement in support of energy management in the energy-intensive industries. In general, performance measurement is used in management for raising awareness, evaluating performance, setting targets and offering decision support. These purposes also apply to energy management, defined here as the management of all activities related to the economic and responsible use of energy in an organisation. This thesis answers the following three questions: 1) what is the concept of energy performance in a business organisation? 2) what is the importance of energy performance measurement to energy management in the energy-intensive industries? and 3) what are the subsequent needs for future research and development? A variety of methods are used, ranging from qualitative research to the modelling of energy systems and case demonstrations. The findings indicate that energy management should focus on improving energy performance, not energy efficiency, because this broader view is able to capture both the operational and strategic perspectives of energy management. This is in line with the trends of managerial integration and the adoption of sustainable development into management practice. The domain of energy performance indicators should entail organisational, systemic and temporal dimensions. From the perspective of operational management, performance measurement should address all the three means to improve energy performance, namely technology, operation and process integration. In addition to the operational management, future research and development should define the role of energy performance measurement in all the other management functions. These recommendations provide a wide spectrum of opportunities for the development of energy performance indicators, energy performance measurement systems and their underlying deployment processes in different industrial sectors, organisations and systems. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Aalto University en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Aalto University publication series DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS , 68/2011 en
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 1]: Leena Sivill, Jussi Manninen, Ilkka Hippinen, and Pekka Ahtila. Success factors of energy management in energy-intensive industries: Development priority of energy performance measurement. International Journal of Energy Research. Submitted for publication. en
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 2]: Leena Sivill, Jussi Manninen, and Pekka Ahtila. 2009. A combined approach to energy efficiency monitoring in the pulp and paper industry. In: Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems (ECOS 2009). Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil. 31 August - 3 September 2009. Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering. Pages 1513-1521. © 2009 Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering (ABCM). By permission. en
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 3]: Leena Sivill and Pekka Ahtila. 2009. Paper machine production efficiency as a key performance indicator of energy efficiency. In: Jiři Klemeš (editor). Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES 2009). Rome, Italy. 10-13 May 2009. Milan, Italy. Associazione Italiana Di Ingegneria Chimica. Chemical Engineering Transactions, volume 18, pages 905-910. ISBN 978-88-95608-04-4. © 2009 Associazione Italiana Di Ingegneria Chimica (AIDIC). By permission. en
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 4]: Leena Sivill and Pekka Ahtila. 2009. Energy efficiency index as an energy efficiency indicator for integrated pulp and paper mills – A case study. In: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE 2009). Hong Kong. 5-7 January 2009. Pages 582-593. © 2009 ICAE Organising Committee. By permission. en
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 5]: Leena Sivill, Jussi Manninen, and Pekka Ahtila. 2010. On-line energy efficiency monitoring for heat exchanger networks. In: Sauro Pierucci and Guido Buzzi Ferraris (editors). Proceedings of the 20th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE-20). Ischia, Italy. 6-9 June 2010. Elsevier. Computer-Aided Chemical Engineering, volume 28, pages 1757-1762. en
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 6]: Leena Sivill and Pekka Ahtila. 2009. Energy efficiency improvement of dryer section heat recovery systems in paper machines – A case study. Applied Thermal Engineering, volume 29, numbers 17-18, pages 3663-3668. © 2009 Elsevier. By permission. en
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 7]: L. Sivill, P. Ahtila, and M. Taimisto. 2005. Thermodynamic simulation of dryer section heat recovery in paper machines. Applied Thermal Engineering, volume 25, numbers 8-9, pages 1273-1292. © 2004 Elsevier. By permission. en
dc.subject.other Energy
dc.title Success factors of energy management in energy-intensive industries : energy performance measurement en
dc.type G5 Artikkeliväitöskirja fi Insinööritieteiden korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.department Energiatekniikan laitos fi
dc.contributor.department Department of Energy Technology en
dc.subject.keyword energy management en
dc.subject.keyword energy efficiency en
dc.subject.keyword performance measurement en
dc.subject.keyword industry en
dc.identifier.urn URN:ISBN:978-952-60-4239-8
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja (artikkeli) fi
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral dissertation (article-based) en
dc.contributor.supervisor Ahtila, Pekka, Prof.

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