Energy metrics & performance indicators

Without energy performance indicators it’s like navigating in the dark, you just don’t know where you’re going.

Effective Energy Performance Indicators (EnPIs) make it possible to carefully monitor energy performance on a continuous basis, allowing your organization to identify new ways to optimize and reap the rewards of energy efficiency over time. 

Using expert insights, case studies and experience gathered over the past decade, UNIDO’s energy performance measurement, indicators and benchmarking kit details what effective energy performance monitoring is and how paying attention to it can bring added value to industrial organizations.


Not all EnPIs are created equal


Getting EnPIs right can transform the potential energy savings available to a particular organization. Using carefully considered and measured EnPIs is like shining a flashlight in a dark attic which can uncover some unexpected treasures.

In UNIDO’s experience, most organizations that incorporate regression analysis into their EnPI approach achieve additional energy savings. Even if industrial organizations have been implementing an energy management system for a long period of time there are always more opportunities to improve, especially with more advanced EnPIs.


UNIDO’s specialised energy performance metrics, indicators and benchmarking training

With support from international trainers and the commitment of partner enterprises, participants are taken through a series of modules that ultimately help them to carry out meaningful and accurate assessments, measurements, monitoring and reporting of energy performance, including defining robust baselines which are critical for the effective implementation of energy management systems such as ISO 50001.


  1. There is no need to be afraid of statistics. You do not need to be a mathematician or a rocket scientist to develop appropriate energy performance indicators. You just need to collect data and use some basic excel tools to start monitoring performance adequately.

    Luis Marques

    Energy performance specialist and UNIDO trainerSpain
  2. Without energy performance indicators, it’s like navigating in the dark, you just don’t know where you’re going. You might have implemented the energy efficiency measure, but how can you be sure it actually works?

    Lukas Eggler

    Austrian Energy AgencyLukas Eggler