In 2016 the Clean Technology Centre was part of a successful consortium in an EU Horizon 2020 Funded Project, called EnergyWater. The project was funded under the H2020–EE–2015–3– Market Uptake call of 2015.
The project aims to improve the competitiveness of the EU industrial sector by reducing energy costs in industrial water processes.
EnergyWater will help to identify saving potentials and benchmark energy performance through an Energy Management Self‐ Assessment (EMSA) collaborative web‐tool. Manufacturing industries can anonymously introduce their data into the EMSA web‐tool to know their ranking regarding other industries with the same processes. The project will 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 facilitating information about potential savings and establishing a network of qualified providers (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.
The project aims to improve energy performance in industrial water processes through benchmarking activities and a best practice guide based on real experience case studies. 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.
Another objective is to influence energy efficiency regulation through public authorities’ involvement. 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.
The project, which is being led by Instituto Tecnológico de Castilla Y Leon, with 10 partners from 8 countries, will run for 36 months.
The partners are: INSTITUTO TECNOLÓGICO DE CASTILLA Y LEON (Spain), THE CARBON TRUST (UK), SOCAMEX (Spain), CYPRUS ENERGY AGENCY) (Cyprus), OFFICE INTERNATIONAL DE L’EAU (France), CLEAN TECHNOLOGY CENTRE, CIT (Ireland), WINGS ICT SOLUTIONS INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (EPE) (Greece), EUROPEAN WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM (AISBL) (Belgium), SmartFuture SRL (Italy), OKAVANGO ENERGY SAS (France).