How to detect energy-saving opportunities?
The best way to detect potential energy waste is to look for energy efficient consumption rates in each industry.
We can identify 2 types of efficiencies.
- Efficiency of equipment
- Process efficiency
We can identify 3 types of energy and money savings:
- Efficiency of equipment. Lower consumption per time
- Process efficiency. Lower consumption per unit
- Improved pricing. Lower prices.
In general, the highest amounts of energy consumed is in combustion processes. A failure in combustion mixtures represents an opportunity for savings, however, it often also represents higher emissions of polluting gases.
Fortunately, today the monitoring technology allows to ensure a perfect compustion, making the most of the energy contained in the fuel and reducing polluting emissions.
Efficiency in processes
In general, all processes require the availability of resources: human, technology (equipment) and materials. Again, technology gives a hand in improving productivity; first to detect downtimes on each resource, it detects quality problems that produce rework, controls the rhythms or production speeds.
Additionally, it not only detects but can also act to increase productivity.
Negotiation of energy purchase
The purchase of electric power, natural gas or any other fuel is developed in a competitive market. Few know and know about the opportunities this market offers. The electric company is often thought to be one; however, few know that such a monopoly is only in the networks, but in the purchase and sale of energy there is a large market. Where the competition is not only for customers, but for getting energy from many sources.
In this scenario, solar energy has been an important source of competition for markets and a savings opportunity for consumers.