Energy efficiency improvement is an important way to reduce Operational Costs and to increase predictable earnings, especially in times of high energy price volatility and a push for carbon neutrality. There are a variety of opportunities and options available at individual plants in all industry to reduce energy consumption in a cost-effective manner. Energy efficiency practices and energy-efficient technologies can be implemented at the component, process, facility, and organizational levels. Pro Watts offers a comprehensive range of technology solutions reducing the operational cost by measurement, monitoring, analyzing and controlling energy usage. Our range of experience extends from mining, pulp and paper, to institutional and commercial buildings.
Measuring processes and parameters that relate to the production and operation of a facility provides the required data to analyze, modify and control the energy usage/seating targets. Selecting, installing and calibrating the right energy, flow, level and temperature sensors for each measurement maximizes the benefits of the investment in energy efficiency auditing tools.
Critical for ensuring optimal energy savings during industrial production or facility operation, automation instrumentation helps provide high level of accuracy and repeatability in a wide range of applications. Automation control systems can range from dedicated Building Energy Management System (BEMS) to several PLCs and computers networked on a plant and enterprise level.
In a typical industrial or institutional facility the most significant consumers of electrical energy are the electric motor driven systems, accounting for around 90% of all the electricity used. Efficiency improvements to motor-driven systems can therefore lead to significant energy savings. When considering energy efficiency improvements to a facility’s motor systems, it is important to take a “systems approach.” A systems approach strives to optimize the energy efficiency of entire motor systems (i.e., motors, drives, driven equipment such as pumps, fans, and compressors, and controls), not just the energy efficiency of motors as individual components. Up to 95% of a motor’s costs can be attributed to the energy it consumes over its lifetime.
Pro Watts offers a range of services to reduce electric motors life time cost by selecting high efficiency motors, adding variable frequency drives (VFD), power factor correction, minimizing voltage unbalances, vibration monitoring.
Managing Electricity Usage
Understanding how and when a facility uses electricity, who does it allow to discover opportunities to cut costs and boost profits. You will also be able to tell your customers and community that your business is using electricity wisely. Electricity prices change hourly in the open market, just like other commodities whose prices move in response to supply and demand. Since certain charges are based on peak demand – the fastest rate at which electricity is "drawn" from the power system – tis charge can be controlled. Reducing the cost of purchased electricity can be done by reducing demand. Adding renewable electricity generated on the premises can have major impact on reducing peak hour cost of electricity and the carbon footprint.
Government agencies and many electricity utilities offer financial incentives for businesses that take steps to conserve electricity or change the way they use electricity making energy efficiency a profitable exercise.