Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Energy related outsourcing: - The case of ESCOs in the Swedish pulp and paper industry
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Energy Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Technology and Social Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2011 (English)In: First International Technology Management Conference, IEEE , 2011, 329-337 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Industrial energy efficiency is stated as a major means of reducing the threat of increased global warming, caused by human use of fossil fuels. Energy service companies (ESCOs) have been expected to play an important role in promoting energy efficiency in different sectors of the economy, including industry. Energy related outsourcing in the complex energy intensive pulp and paper industry, with a continuous production process, represents one of the more challenging types of industrial outsourcing. This paper studies the role of ESCOs as a method to promote energy efficiency in the Swedish pulp and paper industry. A questionnaire was used, complemented by in-depth interviews with mill executives in order to gain more knowledge of the issue. The main conclusion from this paper is that the utilization of ESCOs in the pulp and paper industry is higher in activities with a lower level of energy integration in the production process, and on the contrary, the utilization of ESCOs is lower with a higher level of energy integration in the production process. Since the PPI is a mature industry with a globally well-known and well-spread technique, results from this paper, may plausibly be generalized for PPIs in other countries as well.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE , 2011. 329-337 p.
National Category
Engineering and Technology Economics and Business
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-70385DOI: 10.1109/ITMC.2011.5995962ISBN: 978-1-61284-951-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-70385DiVA: diva2:438872
Conference
First International Technology Management Conference, San Jose, CA, USA, 27-30 June 2011
Note

©2011 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE. Patrik Thollander and Mikael Ottosson, Energy related outsourcing: - The case of ESCOs in the Swedish pulp and paper industry, 2011, IEEE International Technology Management Conference, 329-337. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ITMC.2011.5995962

Available from: 2011-09-05 Created: 2011-09-05 Last updated: 2016-05-26Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(350 kB)584 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 350 kBChecksum SHA-512
1e998aa50891bad7bbdd70c0d08841631a7c9a2ec081672a9d3d11620c28ced82c7198311e694ce73a8b2122979c7f8d4ab90bdc0ec495e0bbfa344424b39ea9
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Thollander, PatrikOttosson, Mikael
By organisation
Energy SystemsThe Institute of TechnologyTechnology and Social ChangeFaculty of Arts and Sciences
Engineering and TechnologyEconomics and Business

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 584 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 110 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link