There is an improvement in industrial energy efficiency, this is according to studies done on energy efficiency on industries. Though achieving energy efficiency is vital, industries still use a large percentage of energy, as a matter of fact, one-third of the global energy goes towards industries. When the industries consume a high level of energy, it is the environment and economy that experience the effects. The good news is that industrial energy can be greatly reduced. The following are the ways of improving industrial energy efficiency.
The primary step to achieving industrial energy efficiency involves knowing your savings potential. However, the levels of energy you can save varies depending on a number of factors. Nowadays, companies can use energy performance indicators to determine their energy-saving potential. The beauty of EPI is that it makes it easier for industries to know their energy performance in relation to the use of energy by similar firms in the area. Besides, the tool enables businesses to know their energy management. However, for purposes of effective energy management, it is important to know how your business tacks up to others. In addition, industries need to have a reference point where they can set goals for your energy savings, keep track of your progress and also make informed decisions about energy efficiency investments to adopt.
Now that you understand how to use an energy performance indicator, you can research on how other manufacturing plants are achieving energy efficiency. When you research, you can be assured of getting detailed description of energy efficient improvements from cases studies and resources. Businesses can also learn from the tips other manufacturing plants all over the world used to save energy.
Companies can also achieve energy efficiency when they start to implement energy management program. Besides increasing energy saving, implementing an energy program will also assist you in maintaining your efficiency improvement over time.
The good thing about being energy efficient is that companies that are experiencing a reduction in productivity can curb the effects by looking for tools that are dragging them down. Knowing the technical or engineering reasons your firm’s productivity is poor could help you discover solutions for higher returns.
The following are the additional state of the art strategies to boosting energy efficiency, they include process modification, assessment of needs- instrumentation and control, minimizing temperature and pressure losses, maintaining energy-efficiency standards, selecting efficient equipment- drives, motors, pumps and so on.
The following are the benefits that industries will get from being energy efficient. Here are the indirect benefits of energy efficiency in productivity, they include increased competitiveness, compliance costs avoidance, increased employee productivity, creation of jobs and wealth, maintenance and operation savings, among others.