Many enterprises have power-saving potential beyond the scope of the target agreements. This could mean, for example, installing a new lighting system or replacing inefficient heating pumps. Under the EFFICIENCY+ Programme, the EnAW offers financial support for implementing specific electricity-related measures.
Through an auction procedure, all participants in the Energy and SME model are able, in coordination with their EnAW consultant, to propose power-saving measures and apply for funding. The measures submitted must be such that they would be uneconomic without the funding support. Besides, they may not be part of the target agreement concluded.
The measures favoured in an auction round are those with the best cost-benefit ratio. Funding is awarded to measures that save the most power per franc. The condition for the receipt of funding support is that the measures are implemented within twelve months as from the time of the award, and they must not have been started before the award. EFFICIENCY+ funding may cover up to 30 per cent of the investment costs. The available funding pot is three million francs.
How it works
Identify eligible power-related measures in the enterprise
Communicate the identified measures via the EnAW tools
Assessment by the EnAW
Determine funding contribution and submit measures to the auction
Award of funding and implementation of measures within one year
Once implemented, register measures in the EnAW tools and receive funding
Replace electric motor/power unit
Reduce/replace light sources incl. presence control
Retrofit frequency converter
Replace cooling unit
Make use of free cooling
Replace electric heater with HP water heater and replace fittings
Use higher-level machine control for compressed air generation