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Energy management in the industry segment

Energy management in the industry segment

Make your business more energy efficient and sustainable with industrial energy management solutions!

Energy management in industries allows for reduced emissions and increased efficiency

The key to greater productivity and sustainability in the industry segment is optimizing the use of energy and increasing energy efficiency through targeted measures. The rising energy costs and stricter legal requirements also demand companies within the segment to have a proactive approach with reliable tools. Elvaco presents the challenges and solutions for efficient energy management and the importance of smart metering.

 

The importance of energy management in the EED (EU Energy Efficiency Directive)  

Due to the EED, energy management is becoming increasingly important. Although certification is not mandatory, experience shows that using an energy management system can result in significant energy savings of up to 10% without the need for large investments. It is also worth investigating if energy-saving measures are supported by state subsidies. 

An energy management system handles the monitoring and analysis of energy consumption in an autonomous way. The basis for this is the monitoring of meaningful energy performance indicators (EnPIs), which take into account production parameters and thus reduce the daily monitoring effort.  

Analyzing the energy usage helps identifying energy waste and makes it possible to eliminate it. Having a management system in combination with regular energy audits is mandatory for large industrial enterprises. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are not obliged to this. 

 

Note: 

It is possible to optimize energy usage through an energy management system. These systems are based on the ISO 50001 standard, which aims to increase energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions. 

  

Energy management in detail 

Efficient energy management reduces energy consumption and CO2 emissions. This guarantees compliance with legal standards and reduced running costs.

The following aspects are part of energy management for industries:  

  • Production-related energy monitoring
  • Use of smart metering for consumption monitoring
  • Use of an energy data management system
  • Automated load management

 

The combination of all these sub-areas gives the possibility to increase the productivity and efficiency of the entire process chain. The transparent visualization of energy data makes it possible, for example, to identify and analyze the different energy consumption of similar machines.  

To significantly improve energy efficiency, targeted measures can be made. For instance eliminating leaks in the vacuum system or replacing inefficient motors. Standardized energy consumption profiles and reference measurements on site help to derive optimization measures and continuously increase efficiency. 

In addition, evaluating the energy efficiency of machines enables informed decision-making when purchasing new equipment. Solutions that assign energy consumption to different operating states also make it easier to compare consumption behavior and identify non-value-adding energy consumption. 

 

The importance of an energy data management system for industries 

A certified energy data management system (for example in accordance with ISO 50001) helps companies to:

  • meet legal requirements
  • identify potential savings
  • optimize energy contracts

Such a system makes it possible to identify the main energy consumers, avoid peak loads and improve contracts with energy suppliers. 

 

Expert tip: 

Raising employee awareness of energy efficiency through training and transparent tracking of efficiency measures both ensures compliance with specifications and contributes to the continuous improvement of operational energy efficiency. 

 

Potential of smart metering for energy management in industries 

To increase the energy efficiency in industries, smart metering plays a decisive role. By precisely recording and promptly providing data on energy consumption, smart metering systems enable in-depth analysis and identification of inefficiencies in industrial processes. This enables companies to specifically identify areas with high energy consumption and initiate optimization measures. 

Smart metering also supports the implementation of load management strategies by enabling energy consumption to be shifted to times of lower tariffs (thanks to real-time measurement) which can further reduce energy costs.  

Elvaco's infrastructure forms a reliable basis for monitoring and managing energy consumption in the manufacturing industry. From smart meters to M-Bus gateways such as the CMe2100 LTE or the CMe3100 for efficient meter reading.

 

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Optimal energy management in industries with Elvaco 

Would you like to take your company's energy efficiency to the next level and reduce costs at the same time? Discover Elvaco's advanced smart metering solutions now. Our products offer you precise data analysis, seamless integration and the ability to intelligently control your energy consumption. 

Start your journey to a more efficient and sustainable operation with Elvaco today - and achieve your energy management and efficiency goals! 

 

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FAQ - frequently asked questions about energy management in industries 

What is energy management in industries? 

Energy management refers to the systematic process of monitoring, controlling and optimizing the use of energy within industrial operations. The aim is to minimize energy consumption, increase energy efficiency and at the same time reduce production costs without compromising productivity. This includes measures such as the implementation of energy-efficient technologies, the optimization of production processes and the continuous monitoring of energy consumption. 

 

What does energy management do? 

Energy management involves recording, analyzing and optimizing energy consumption in order to increase energy efficiency and reduce energy costs. It includes the planning and implementation of measures for the efficient use of energy in all operational areas, including the monitoring and improvement of processes, systems and buildings. The implementation of new technologies and the promotion of energy-conscious behavior among employees are also part of the competences in the area of energy management. 

 

Is energy management mandatory? 

Binding energy management is not mandatory for all companies, but there are legal requirements and standards, such as ISO 50001, which suggest or require the introduction of an energy management system for some companies. Certain specific government regulations and subsidies can also require an energy management system. 

For larger companies and energy-intensive industries, national and EU-wide laws and regulations on energy efficiency may result in obligations to implement an energy management system or carry out energy audits. 

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