Energy AuditsThe Energy Efficiency Act that came into effect at the beginning of 2015 changed the policy on energy audits. There are two kinds of energy audits: the mandatory energy audits pursuant to the Energy Efficiency Act, concerning big corporations, and the voluntary energy audits aided by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, concerning other companies.
Energy audits aim to analyse the gross energy consumption of the audited company, investigate the potential for energy saving and present the proposed saving measures, including the relevant profitability calculations.
Audit aid is not available for the mandatory energy audits of major corporations. Such aid is available for voluntary, what are referred to as Motiva-modelled energy audits for any companies other than large corporations.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment also aids the implementation of municipal audits regarding renewable energy.