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Methodology finder – Grants and subsidies – Industry general

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

  • Energy indicator equipment [GUIDE 17]
    The equipment energy indicator method (also called unit consumption method) concerns the calculation of unitary savings for energy using systems, like appliances or equipment. The equipment considered is very much dependent on the subsector. The equipment energy indicator method uses an indicator on energy consumption per unit of physical output. For example, the energy required to produce one tonne of steel. The indicator approach is closely related to the concept of unitary savings applied in most evaluation methods.

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
Deemed savings
Fallback methodology: appliances / deemed [PSMC 14]
Cheap Imprecise Unitary, mostly system Bottom-up Ex-ante and ex-post No (covered in savings) By complementary method To be estimated No (covered in method) E.g. free riders (in case of subsidies)
Engineering estimate
(alternative for subsector modelling mentioned in PSMC 17)
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 equipment Easy (trend) Only uniform systems Unitary, system Bottom-up Ex-post only Per average unit of equipment By complementary method No, follows from method For behaviour, temperature, activity level E.g. double counting