Dissemination, Extension and Application of the Motor Challenge Program (DEXA-MCP)

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01.01.2005 - 30.06.2007
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DEXA-MCP extends and applies the ‘Motor Challenge’ programme to increase the use of energy efficient electric motor systems in the European industry. Electrical motor systems – e.g. for compressed air, pumping, fans, refrigeration – account for a large share of the electricity which industrial companies in Europe consume. There is hard evidence that these systems are an important potential source of energy savings. The DEXA-MCP project encourages the European industry sector to realise this potential: leading companies with effective energy efficiency plans are entitled to use the Motor Challenge Label. The project approach is based on communication, training, auditing, technical support, the development of decision-making tools and their integration into national energy programmes.


  • Use the Motor Challenge label as an incentive for at least 120 companies to develop energy efficiency action plans.
  • Technical modules to apply energy efficiency measures to refrigerating systems and industrial electrical networks.
  • Simple, computer based decision support tools and a simple paper tool for SMEs.
  • Extend the Motor Challenge label and related programme to new European countries, notably Finland, Slovenia and Lithuania, but also others.
  • Create a real European ‘motor challenge programme’ brand with a wide range of activities organised under it.

Total cost: 1 836 524 EUR

Coordinator: Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l’Energie, France


  • Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l’Energie, France
  • Österreichische Energieagentur, Austria
  • Motiva Oy, Finland
  • AERE, France
  • EB, France
  • Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH, Germany
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., Germany
  • Centre for Renewable Energy Sources, Greece
  • ENEA, Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie, L’energia e l’Ambiente, Italy
  • Lithuanian Energy Institute, Lithuania
  • NL Agency, Netherlands
  • Agência para a Energia, Portugal
  • ISR-University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
  • Swedish Energy Agency, Sweden

Project Team

Name, surname Office phone. e-mail

LEI Representative
Romualdas Škėma 114-AK +37037401802 Romualdas.Skema@lei.lt

Project Team
Vygandas Gaigalis
Kazys Marcinauskas 114/1-AK +37037401852
Juozas Vytautas Žiugžda