This pilot web-based benchmark application developed within the BESS-project (www.bess-project.info) make it possible to benchmark energy performance against other European pilot companies. The module is under construction and in first phase you will find data for participating pilot companies within the food and drink sector (dairies, meat industry and bakeries). The application is flexible regard establishment of new benchmark-classes and new indicators. The application has options for adjustment regard external factors like climate (heating and cooling), capacity utilization, production mix and boiler efficiency.
This ad-hoc benchmarking is a demo-site for companies that not participate in the BESS-project. By submitting company data of energy and production into this application you can benchmark energy performance against the pilot companies. Data that you submit can not be seen by others and will not be stored in the database. Below you find a four steps description of how to proceed. Push “next” when you are ready for the next step.
Step 1 (Company): Here you select which country and sector you belongs to. If you want to take climate into consideration, then you have to submit geographic data for heating degree-days (HDD) and climate dependent share of the thermal energy consumption.
Step 2 (Energy): Here you report annual energy consumption and boiler efficiency for relevant energy carriers used in your company. You don’t have to submit data for two years, but if you do the output (step 4) will be more useful. Remember to tick off the correct unit for your reported data (1 kWh = 3600 kJ). By moving your cursor around, you will find that some help text pop up on the screen
Step 3 (Production): Here you report annual production volume for your company. If external conditions (strike, fire etc) has cause reduced production it is possible to submit average production utilization for adjustment with reference to optimum production. For more information about adjustment factors see link below.
Step 4 (Results): Here you find the benchmark results. Go back to relevant page (step) if you want to make changes. Your submitted data are temporary stored until you quit the application – then all information will be deleted.