The first published results from the Swedish LTA programme for improving energy efficiency in industry
The programme for improving energy efficiency in industry (PFE) is a long term agreement between the Swedish government and the energy intensive industry. Two years have now passed since the programme started. By the end of 2006, it had attracted 117industrial companies who, between them, used about 30 TWh of electricity, or about one fifth of Sweden’s total electricity use. The pulp and paper industry, sawmills, chemicals, foodstuffs, steel and mining industries are those that are most strongly represented on the programme.;During the autumn of the first 98companies submitted their first reports on their energy efficiency improvement work to the Swedish Energy Agency. The companies have carried out extensive audits and analyses of their energy use, and introduced and certified energy management systems. In addition, they have undertaken to improve their efficiency of electricity use by a total of at least 1 TWh of electricity per year, for a total investment cost of over SEK 1000 million.