Methodological Tools for Energy Efficiency Assessment of Industrial Systems in a Context of Transition to a “Green Economy”

  • V. Krivorotov
  • A. Kalina
  • A. Savelyeva
  • S. Erypalov
Part of the Innovation and Discovery in Russian Science and Engineering book series (IDRSE)


The authors define the industrial system as a central object of economic activity of contemporary socioeconomic systems, whose operation is directly linked to the functioning of big integrated structures. The paper emphasizes the significance of the problem of increasing energy efficiency of industrial systems in the contemporary Russian economy. The authors analyze modern approaches to energy efficiency assessment used in world science; in particular, they study approaches adopted by the International Energy Agency, the World Energy Council, the Asian-Pacific Research Centre, the French Environment and Energy Agency, and a number of others and look at their advantages and disadvantages. The authors present their own approach to energy efficiency assessment of industrial systems based on a three-level assessment: the level of the industrial system as a whole, the level of specific kinds of goods produced by the industrial system, and the level of the technological processes of goods manufacturing. The paper outlines the authors’ system of energy efficiency indicators for industrial systems grouped in accordance with the different levels of assessment and factors of the “green economy.” The paper suggests procedures and approaches to conducting the composite (integral) assessment of energy efficiency at different levels, with their interaction and mutual influence taken into account. The authors tested the proposed methodological approach by assessing the energy efficiency of Russia’s biggest industrial system, the Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company engaged in the production of copper and copper products. The studies provided grounds for conclusions and suggestions as to the direction of further studies.


Energy efficiency Industrial system Green economy Assessment method Integral energy efficiency indicator Assessment levels 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Krivorotov
    • 1
  • A. Kalina
    • 1
  • A. Savelyeva
    • 1
  • S. Erypalov
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Economics of Industrial and Energy SystemsUral Federal UniversityYekaterinburgRussia

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