Energy and environmental performance is increasingly becoming an indispensable pillar for the development of a sustainable and competitive industry. This requires a reduction in consumption, but also a certain flexibility on the part of industrialists from a cultural, organisational and technological point of view.
Industry consumes today an quarter of french energy and a third of its electricity. This leads to a significant greenhouse gaz emission and a consequent energy dependency, which has a direct impact on industrial bills.
However, the industry's energy balance over the last 10 years is much better than others sectors. Final consumption in transport and residential/tertiary sectors has not changed a lot, while industry has shown a significant decrease. This decrease who can be justified by the tertiarisation of the economy, industrial change, but above by all technological innovations which have enable industrialists to optimise their energy consuption
Even if we constate any stagnation over the past years, several elements seem to justify that progress will be soon amplified. Economies that will be made thanks to several innovations currently developped, organisational changes but above all the large-scale deploymentof existing solution that are not wildely on the market.
Other, more recent dynamics are leading industrialists to consider the energy question more closely. In particular, deletion mechanisms, an approach that does not consist in making energy savings, but rather in consuming at the right time in order to bring a certain flexibility to the electricity network. They are faced with peaks in consumption and variable production of renewable energy. Smoothing consumption therefore allows for the optimisation of resources.
It is therefore essential to help these companies in their development, by offering them more energy-efficient technologies or solutions, so that they amplify their innovation efforts and find the markets necessary for the development of their activities.