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Strategy Context of Decision Making for Improved Energy Efficiency in Industrial Energy Systems

Alexander Melnik () and Kirill Ermolaev ()
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Alexander Melnik: Department of Innovation and Investment, Kazan (Volga region) Federal University, Kazan 420008, Russia
Kirill Ermolaev: Department of Innovation and Investment, Kazan (Volga region) Federal University, Kazan 420008, Russia

Energies, 2020, vol. 13, issue 7, 1-28

Abstract: Energy efficiency improvement in industrial companies is an essential prerequisite for the enhancement of their competitive positions in the national and global markets. Yet, the approaches currently employed in respect of the energy management do not fully utilize the innovative potential of energy technologies to achieve strategic goals. One way to further develop energy management is theoretical justification of the use of new approaches based on the suggested concept of the energy saving and energy efficiency processes’ positioning in the system of a company’s management priorities. In this article, we consider the applied use of the developed conceptual approach from the perspective of the energy saving and energy efficiency program development at the company. The main purpose of this paper is to justify the relations between energy management and strategic decision making in industrial companies. The results of the research conducted, firstly, make a certain contribution into the research of strategic multiple benefits of energy efficiency in a company; secondly, they expand understanding of the impact of energy saving and energy efficiency improvement on the achievement of operational, tactical and strategic results of the company’s activities; thirdly, they provide methodological decision support for the development of energy saving and energy efficiency programs taking into account the management and organizational barriers.

Keywords: energy efficiency; energy management; innovative development; energy policy; industry; decision making; indirect benefits of energy efficiency (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q4 Q40 Q41 Q42 Q43 Q47 Q48 Q49 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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