Industries across the globe and in India are trying to improve their energy efficiency but still, there are disparities between what could be done and what is being done. Here we have discussed a few energy saving trends across industries in India:
The Parliament of India adopted energy efficiency law in 2001 known as the Energy Conservation Act. This law was enforced on 2002 that required heavy energy consumers (such as various industries) to take actions such as introducing energy consumption labels and performance standard for various electrical appliances. To implement the provisions mentioned in this law, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency was created.
The per capita total energy consumption in India was low till 2012. The global average of per capita energy consumption in 2010 was 1.9 toe and1.2 toe in non-OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries. Compared to them, in India, per capita energy consumption was 0.6 toe.
Building energy management systems or adopting energy efficient technologies in the industry sector is one of the most important measures in improving energy efficiency. This also helps in reducing the emission of greenhouse gas.
In India, the average efficiency of the power generation system has reduced to 30% in 2010 compared to 36% in 1990. The reasons behind this deterioration are the development of nuclear power, reduction in the share of hydroelectricity and the ageing coal power plants. With the rise in gas-fired facilities which are ahead in terms of efficiency when compared to coal power plants, is also the reason behind the drop in the efficiency of the thermal power plants. The efficiency rate of the thermal power plants dropped to 28% in 2010 compared to 30% in 1990.
Industrial energy consumption in India increased by 7% in 2010. This was supported by the high growth in the GDP of the nation since 2003. During 2010, the India witnessed an 8.5% growth in GDP since 2003. Moreover, the energy consumption of the industrial sector didn’t decline during the global economic crisis in 2009 and 2010.
In regards to industrial energy consumption, the share of electricity consumption has increased at a rate of 5.8% per year since 1990. However, by 2010, this rate increased to 18% per year compared to 13% in 1990. Coal is one of the dominant fuels in a majority of the industries. The market share of coal decreased during 1996. It dropped to 34% in 1996 from 44% in 1990. However, since then, it remained stable till 2003 and afterwards, witnesses a growth on a yearly basis and reached 40% in 2010.
Industries accounts for total 45% of the total electricity consumption of India (as of 2010). The total electricity consumption has increased at a rate of 7% per year since 2000 compared to the final energy consumption at the rate of 4% per year.
Hopefully, these facts will give you an insight into the energy efficiency trends in India in the last few years. If you want to buy energy management system for your plant, take at look at our product at mbcontrol.com/parent-product/energy-management-systems.
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According to the Energy Statistics report (2015) by the National Statistical Organisation under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, the industrial sector amounted to 52.72% of the total final energy consumption in India. The industries consume a large percentage of energy for fulfilling their immediate production demands and for maintenance of the critical processes. Moreover, the sustained economic growth of India has resulted in a surge of energy demands. The government is also trying to achieve energy security in a strategic way. Here, we discuss a few facts on effective energy management:
1. Build a Team
This is the first step for strategic energy management. This team may include top executives from your industrial establishment and other top management for providing support to the energy management programme. This team will be responsible for data analysis, communicating energy goals to the team members along with project management.
2. Get the necessary data
For effective energy management solutions, you need to collect the required data. You can evaluate the data from utility bill in order to understand the trends in the energy usage in the plant. Along with that, you also need to gather your production data, real-time energy data, and the weather data to completely understand and identify the drivers of your energy spend.
3. Use energy management system
Get a proper energy management system for achieving the best energy management solutions for your industrial establishment. An energy management system is an optimised process that improves your energy performance. It is a combination of the best practices in energy monitoring and awareness, project management along with an energy policy that will guide your organisations approach towards energy usage, conservation, and performance. Your energy management team will be monitoring this process for resolving anomalies and incidents which cause wastage of energy.
4. Find opportunities to save energy
Finding opportunities for saving energy and taking action is essential. Motivate the people in your organisation regarding energy awareness. Upgrade your machines and use machines that consume low energy. Also, check your insulation system as poor insulation system also results in loss of energy.
5. Track your progress
Once you have implemented the steps to energy saving, check and keep a track of the progress you have made. It is essential to find out whether your energy saving actions were effective of not. Check energy saving from behavioural changes such as switching off the computer or machines after work. Invest in energy saving equipment and check them whether they have helped you reduce energy consumption or not.
Managing energy consumption is a continuous process and you need to keep analysing your energy data in order to check whether things have improved or not. Hopefully, these steps will give you some idea about effective energy management solutions. You can further check our energy management systems at mbcontrol.com/parent-product/energy-management-systems.
Harmonic currents that are generated by industrial as well as electrical equipment in offices usually reflect in the surging electricity bills. Here, a harmonics analyser comes to your rescue. It helps in quantifying the costs and also saves a lot of energy. This is particularly beneficial in the industry sector where the power consumption in maximum. Let’s take a look at the advantages of a harmonics analyser:
1. A harmonic analyser is a device which is used to measure frequencies, amplitudes, different phases and various components of a nonsinusoidal waveform. It mainly consists of multipliers, an input device, and integrators.
2. The harmonic analyser is used to check harmonics in electrical systems. Harmonics are electrical voltages and currents that can result in power problems in the electrical system. The high harmonic voltage causes failure in machinery and equipment. Harmonic distortion is a concern among various industrial sectors in India. The impact of the harmonic distortion depends on how much the electrical power system can withstand and the susceptibility of the equipment to harmonic voltage.
3. The harmonic analyser is the best equipment to carry out a detailed power quality analysis in the facility in order to determine the wave shapes of the current and voltage on their frequency spectrums.
4. A harmonic analysers are helpful in providing a thorough analysis of the suspected source of harmonic voltage. This data is used to calculate the harmonic ratio function at a value that ranges from 0% to 100%. This indicates the deviation of both the sinusoidal and sinusoidal waveforms. The resulting values indicate the presence of harmonic voltage. Electricians use a harmonic analyser to detect harmonic voltage, thereby preventing any further damage to the equipment and saving repair costs.
5. Using a harmonic analyser, industries can significantly improve their energy efficiency by adopting all possible measures. With the early detection of harmonic voltage, industries can replace their older equipment, reducing the risk of any further damage or complete shutdown of the equipment.
Rapid urbanisation and globalisation has resulted in huge demands for energy. With continuous economic growth and rising energy consumption, the demands of energy management and conservation have also skyrocketed. This calls for a platform that showcases innovation in the field of energy consumption. In this regards, India is about to witness two global energy exhibitions which aims to provide a platform for showcasing innovation and manufacturing capabilities in the power sector.
SWITCH Global Expo– 2016, an international exhibition and summit for Electrical Engineering and showcasing innovation in the power sector is being organised at Vadodara, Gujarat from October 6th- 10th , 2016. This event is promoted by the Gujarat Government, under the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd. and is a huge platform for buyers, suppliers, and innovators in the power sector of the country. The concept behind this exhibition is to be the ultimate electrical marketplace, bringing together the leaders of the power sector in one platform. We are participating in this exhibition and showcasing our world class products at Stall number 129, Pavilion: 2.
On the other hand, Intersolar India will be hosting country’s largest exhibition and conference for the Solar Industry at Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Mumbai from October 19th- 21st, 2016. We are aprticipating in this event as well, find us at booth number 2058. The exhibition named EES India (Electrical Energy Storage) is touted as the biggest hotspot for manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers of premium energy storage solutions.
Over 11,000 professionals are going to attend the event. This is a perfect platform for networking opportunities between storage experts from all over the globe. As one of the leading innovators of premium energy storage solution, electronic systems and equipment for monitoring the industrial processes, we are proud to be a part of this special exhibition EES-India hosted by Intersolar India. We will be showcasing our exhibits at booth number 2058 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre.