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Economic and Social Issues of Energy Auditing in an Industry


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The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of any country is linked with the energy usage. The per capita annual average energy consumption in India is around 1000 kWhs. The Government of India is taking necessary steps in increasing per capita energy consumption through the capacity addition during XI and XII Plans. So far, around 78,700 MW and 51,000 MW has been added during 11th and 12th Plan respectively. But, there is a power deficit of around 6% and energy deficit of around 5% exist in our Country. To fill this gap a huge capacity addition is required, which needs larger investments. One of the finest way of narrowing this gap is usage of energy in a efficient way, which requires minimum capital investment and short payback period. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Government of India is working towards reducing energy intensity of the Indian economy. The BEE co-ordinates with the designated consumers and agencies in performing the regulatory and promotional functions in improving energy efficiency assigned to it under the Energy Conservation Act, 2001. According to the current scenario of the increase in the demand, VISION 10MW which was inaugurated in our college has taken an effective initiative to reduce 10MW in 10 years by conducting electrical energy audit in house, industry and commercial building. The team has completed the audit in 25 homes, 2 commercial building and 2 industries till date. In this paper auditing has been done in an industry and the same has been analyzed using ETAP simulation software. The analysis has been done based on the single line diagram, energy consumption pattern, age of the equipments, etc. Accordingly suitable recommendations have been made to improve the energy efficiency and reduce the utility tariff bill of the industry.

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Energy Saving, Energy Audit, Renewable Energy.
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Authors

M. Thanigivelu
Vision 10 MW, EEE Department, Dr M.G.R Educational and Research Institute (University), Chennai, India
Awanish Kumar
Vision 10 MW, EEE Department, Dr M.G.R Educational and Research Institute (University), Chennai, India
R. Yogaraj
Vision 10 MW, EEE Department, Dr M.G.R Educational and Research Institute (University), Chennai, India
L. Ramesh
Vision 10 MW, EEE Department, Dr M.G.R Educational and Research Institute (University), Chennai, India

Abstract


The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of any country is linked with the energy usage. The per capita annual average energy consumption in India is around 1000 kWhs. The Government of India is taking necessary steps in increasing per capita energy consumption through the capacity addition during XI and XII Plans. So far, around 78,700 MW and 51,000 MW has been added during 11th and 12th Plan respectively. But, there is a power deficit of around 6% and energy deficit of around 5% exist in our Country. To fill this gap a huge capacity addition is required, which needs larger investments. One of the finest way of narrowing this gap is usage of energy in a efficient way, which requires minimum capital investment and short payback period. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Government of India is working towards reducing energy intensity of the Indian economy. The BEE co-ordinates with the designated consumers and agencies in performing the regulatory and promotional functions in improving energy efficiency assigned to it under the Energy Conservation Act, 2001. According to the current scenario of the increase in the demand, VISION 10MW which was inaugurated in our college has taken an effective initiative to reduce 10MW in 10 years by conducting electrical energy audit in house, industry and commercial building. The team has completed the audit in 25 homes, 2 commercial building and 2 industries till date. In this paper auditing has been done in an industry and the same has been analyzed using ETAP simulation software. The analysis has been done based on the single line diagram, energy consumption pattern, age of the equipments, etc. Accordingly suitable recommendations have been made to improve the energy efficiency and reduce the utility tariff bill of the industry.

Keywords


Energy Saving, Energy Audit, Renewable Energy.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.36039/ciitaas%2F7%2F4%2F2015%2F106743.111-116