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Methodology finder – Grants and subsidies – Agriculture

Available policy / sector / method combinations described in specific evaluation guides

  • Energy indicator sector [GUIDE 18]
    Sectoral energy efficiency indicators are used to show the energy efficiency progress on the economic sector level. For energy evaluation in an industrial sector, indicators on process or appliance level are used most often. The relevant indicator in this case is the energy consumption per unit of physical output. This figure, in combination with the output of product per year, gives the final energy use for a specific process or appliance.

Evaluation methodology comparison table

Evaluation method Pros & cons Method characteristics Required input data
  Pro Con Savings output Aggregation level Application (ex-ante/ex-post) Energy use before and after actions Number of energy saving actions Energy saved per action Normalisation factors Gross-to-net adjustments
Billing analysis
Fallback methodology: residential / (billing analysis/measurement) [PSMC 8]
Easy Too aggregated Unitary, participant Bottom-up and top-down Ex-post only For each participant By complementary method No, follows from method For behaviour, temperature E.g. free riders (in case of subsidies)
Engineering estimate
Fallback methodology: industry specific / engineering [PSMC 16]
Precise Expensive Unitary, complex system Bottom-up Ex-ante and ex-post For each system By complementary method No, follows from method No (method on normalised case) E.g. non-compliance
Energy indicator sector
Fallback methodology: industry general / (subsector indicator/unit consumption) [PSMC 17]
Only statistics Aggregated (black box) Total savings Top-down Ex-post only From statistics No (included in total savings) No (included in total savings) For activity level and temperature E.g. double counting