I am sharing a collection of articles on energy management systems, case studies and news, mainly focusing on the industrial solutions (production industry, factories). Serving the interests of smart factory, Industry 4.0 and ISO50001. Selecting leading topics based on my experience as a marketeer for energy management software solutions. We are based in Central Europe, if you have any news related to this topic, please feel free to share and comment.
Tendencies in Energy Management
The past few months have been very busy for those, who are
actively present in the scene of energy management globally.
Several trade shows are now focusing on providing specific
solutions for the markets covering industry, buildings and transportation. Also
policy makers are gathering information with the aims of creating practical
regulations in order to achieve a sustainable energy future.Subjects like Energy and Green Growth,
Sustainable Cities, Energy Access, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy are hot
topics right now for environmental and economic reasons, as well. Both the
private and the public sector are keen to research and implement solutions for energy
efficiency, accountability and forecast. Tools to execute such projects are
laid out within the technology and innovation sectors in the form of Energy
Management Systems and Strategies implemented and maintained by skilled
The Vienna Energy Forum 2013 has provided very valuable
information with regards to the subjects above.
V. Shah (Executive Director, Institute for Industrial Productivity) has pointed
out whilst working towards the goal of doubling energy efficiency the industry
sector should also work hard on reducing energy consumption. Doing so by 3.5% per
year the target could be achievable by 2030. See more at: konsys-international.com
Some countries have already implemented rules and
regulations, normally obliging factories over certain energy consumption to
join various schemes, whereby their energy management gets under evaluation
In the United Kingdom large businesses are most likely to be
obliged to have an energy audit submitted to the Department of Energy and
Climate Change (DECC) today. Some businesses in the UK already face mandatory
carbon reporting. Firms with 250
employees or more mow most probably will have to invest in energy efficiency as
they will be included in the new Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).
The new policy has being developed as part of the UK’s implementation of the
EU Energy Efficiency Directive. Organisations with their annual turnover
exceeding EUR 50 million and annual balance sheet is over than EUR 43 million and
with fewer than 250 people will also have to take part.
Gareth Stace, Head of Climate and Environment at EEF said: “In the last 20
years, UK manufacturers have reduced their emissions by nearly 40%. As an
industry we know the importance of energy efficiency in maintaining the
competitiveness of UK manufacturing.”
Analysing the needs and demands of both the environmental and economy
sectors this tendency is expected to spread widely creating a more measurable
and predictable energy future.
The current global health crisis is also a business and economic crisis and will change the way we work, with a greater focus on technology. That's according to Nigel Green, CEO of financial advisory firm deVere Group, who says that a recession triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic will lead to a "fundamental shift" in how we live, do business and invest. In particular, Green expects to see an acceleration in the adoption and development of Industry 4.0, or the fourth industrial revolution, reports technology and business news provider Verdict. "The coronavirus outbreak can be expected to speed up the so-called fourth revolution, which is fuelled by new technologies such as artificial intelligence and mobile supercomputing," he said. The physical distancing and self-isolation measures currently in place around the world are likely to help reinforce the adoption of digital technologies, Green added. "Enforced social distancing will highligh
October 3, 2018 Our capacity for energy efficiency is much greater than climate models assume, according to an editorial published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Research Letters. Energy expert Amory Lovins, co-founder and chief scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute, says that the potential for energy efficiency has been massively understated, and its cost overstated, by analysing individual components and systems rather than whole buildings, vehicles and factories. This overlooks valuable ways to help the parts work together to save more energy at lower cost. Current thinking on climate change suggests that we need to use energy at least 3% more productively each year in order to stay below 2 degrees of global warming. Lovins argues that, in both newbuild and retrofit applications, the world's ability to sustain such rapid savings is far greater than previously thought. While the cost of renewable energy has fallen significantly in the past decade, energy eff
Industrial automation had still not been widely deployed before the COVID-19 pandemic, with investment held back by flat capital expenditure and declining industrial production, says a new report from GlobalData. And as the data and analytics company points out, the virus has since closed thousands of factories, with workers around the world sent home. It has become crystal clear that, despite much hype over the years, advanced factory automation has not taken over from human workers at scale. Organisations that invested in robotics as part of their automation strategy were much better able to keep on running when COVID-19 struck. The virus may serve to accelerate investment in factory automation when the global economy eventually rebounds, but that will take a while, said David Bicknell, principal analyst for thematic research at GlobalData. He continued: "The fallout from COVID-19 will now focus organisations on the need to automate faster in the medium term, no