Quickscan Renewable Energy for Industry

Renewable energy is one of the fastest growing industries on the planet. Rising fossil fuel prices and decreasing costs of renewable energy technology make investments in renewable energy perform better and better. Our experts hold profound knowledge across all renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar, bio, geothermal and hydro energy. This expertise spans technology, policy and markets.

For NL Agency, the Dutch Energy Agency, Ecofys developed a quick scan methodology and tool to assess the possibilities of renewable energy. We created a self-assessment tool that consists of a three-step process:

  1. An industrial company enters the basics of its energy consumption pattern, and receives a list of matching renewable energy options.
  2. After the company has entered its strategic priorities (finance, sustainability, etc.), the tool prioritises the match of possible renewable energy options from step one on these priorities.
  3. For a customised list of best options, the company answers a limited set of additional questions to receive further guidance (for example on biomass availability, spatial conditions, etc.).

Accompanying factsheets provide a quick reference to the renewable energy technologies. Industrial companies can utilise the Quickscan to provide valuable input in management decisions, taking company priorities and context into account.


Michiel Stork
Sustainable Industries and Services
Ecofys Quickscan Renewable Energy for the Industry