energy benchmarking Articles

  • Energy consumption modelling and benchmarking in continuous galvanising lines

    The pot hardware in continuous galvanising lines is prone to failure and needs to be replaced quite frequently which results in considerable loss of production time and high energy consumption. Galvanizing Energy Profiler and Decision Support Systems (GEPDSS) was developed to consider major energy consuming equipment in a typical hot dip continuous line which tracks the current production and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Benchmarking platforms: why more knowledge means more leverage

    Greater plant owner demand for high speed computing and benchmarking data analysis platforms will cause rapid development of power upgrade packages and create a basis for further OEM innovation. High speed computing is making a major difference in wind data analysis. Today, major advances in time series and spatial analysis as well as the wake models used to estimate losses are possible because ...

  • Tracking clean energy progress

    Each year, the IEA’s Tracking Clean Energy Progress (TCEP) report examines developments across a range of clean energy sectors and technologies. The TCEP uses benchmarks for 2025 as modelled in Energy Technology Perspectives 2017, as well as the milestones identified in the IEA Technology Roadmaps. Measuring against these benchmarks provides an assessment of whether technologies, energy ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Reducing your energy usage - Take the 6 Steps

    Energy experts predict that electric rates will increase 20-30% after rate caps expire in the PECO (2011) and PPL (2010) territories. In one scenario, PECO stated that electric rates (after rate cap terminations) will be based current usage and demand. So, now is the time to start thinking of how you can reduce your facility’s energy consumption.Things You Can Do to Prepare1. Benchmark your ...

  • Top 10 Clean Energy Developments of 2013

    2013 was an exciting and inspiring year in many regards. And we’re not just talking the arrival of Prince George or the fact that the new Pope rides an electric bicycle. There were many remarkable clean energy developments that are helping to bring us closer to a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future. Here we ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Energy efficiency: Big deals and new ideas

    The economic premise behind energy efficiency –  that it’s cheaper to save a unit of energy than to make one – has caught on in the US.  Energy efficiency spending is up, and our energy use is declining, measured both per capita and per dollar of gross domestic product, according to government ...

  • Case study - Multi-tenant building energy efficiency

    Buildings accounted for roughly 40% of total U.S. energy consumption in 2010, according to the United States Energy Information Association. “[New York] City's roughly 1 million buildings cost $15 billion a year to power and heat and account for 80% of the city's greenhouse gas emissions”(1). The proliferation of smart energy devices and building management systems will result in the ...


    By Powerhouse Dynamics

  • Chinese Solar Energy Market Analysis to 2014

    This  latest market research report titled Solar Energy in China 2014 states that the market is expected to witness rapid growth owing to favorable policy environment in the country. With the country facing a continuous shortfall in the supply of conventional sources required to meet the increasing demand for energy in recent years, the focus is gradually shifting from conventional to ...


  • How to Manage risk in volatile energy markets

    In the last year wholesale power prices swung by around 45%, which is twice as volatile as the previous five years.  Those who fixed their electric bill for the next three years at the height of this market could  end up paying thousands of pounds more than others, who may have pursued a more calculated and less risky approach. Fixed vs. ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Criteria to select energy efficiency metrics to measure performance of data centre

    The progress and expansion of data centre industry is driven by ever growing business domains, end user applications from consumers and performance improvement limitations. Due to continuous increase in the size and magnitude of these tier level data centres there is a continuous demand for energy consumption and emission of greenhouse gases that has started to limit further performance ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 10 Questions to Compare Energy Management Software [Checklist]

    Have you seen our latest guide on selecting the right energy management software? If you’re trying to decide on the best solution for your ESCO or attempting to compare energy management software vendors in a rush, we summed up the main questions you need to ask your potential provider in a handy and printable checklist. 10 Essential Questions to Compare Energy Management Software ...


    By DEXMA

  • Providing full-service energy consulting and strategy development case study

    Challenge: Antea Group's Global Corporate Consultancy was engaged to provide energy management consulting and strategy development for a multinational provider of consumer goods. Our client requested assistance to define and roll out an energy strategy and management plan for their entire enterprise to reduce energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions across the ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • ENER-G Procurement Ltd select eSight for their online energy management service

    ENER-G Procurement Limited is a leading energy broker providing a comprehensive range of solutions to cost-effectively buy and manage energy, including independent energy and water consultancy, metering and data management, bureau services and energy efficient technologies. They have a broad client base & work with an impressive array of high street & blue chip organisations across the ...


    By eSight Energy

  • An integrated assessment for wind energy in Lake Michigan coastal counties

    The benefits and challenges of onshore and offshore wind energy development were assessed for a four‐county area of coastal Michigan. Economic, social, environmental, and spatial dimensions were considered. The coastal counties have suitable wind resources for energy development which could contribute toward Michigan's ten percent renewable energy standard. Wind energy is cost‐effective with ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Time to de-risk your flexible energy procurement strategy

    Ten-year high power prices last week  (12-16 September)  caused by tight supply margins illustrate the imperative of de-risking your flexible energy procurement strategy. Towards the end of a turbulent week, prices on the day-ahead over-the-counter market ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) Frequently Asked Questions

    The Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) sector is growing as organisations realise that BEMS are one of the most effective solutions for optimising efficiency in a building - providing the quick win that organisations are seeking. Energy managers and building owners might have ...


    By ENER-G

  • An IAEA survey on the current status of knowledge preservation in nuclear and supporting organisations

    Knowledge Preservation (KP) is part of the larger process of knowledge management and a variety of methods and tools are used to capture, process, organise, store, retrieve, exchange and communicate nuclear knowledge. A benchmark survey was conducted to determine the current and anticipated status of nuclear KP in International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) member states. This article presents an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • NREL Report Shows U.S. Solar Photovoltaic Costs Continuing to Fall in 2016

    NREL U.S. PV system cost benchmarks, from the fourth quarter of 2009 to the first quarter of 2016 The modeled costs to install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems continued to decline in the first quarter of 2016 in the U.S. residential, commercial, and utility-scale sectors, according to updated benchmarks from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Driving the cost ...

  • Iterative methods for solving space-time one dimensional multigroup diffusion equations

    The numerical methods of Successive Overrelaxation (SOR), Successive-Line Overrelaxation (SLOR) and Alternating Direction Implicit (ADI) are used in this research to solve space-time one-dimensional diffusion equations. The results of this research have been compared with the ANL-Benchmark Problem BSS-6-A2. In general, the results are in agreement with the Argonne National Laboratory Benchmark ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Data–driven modelling, control, and fault detection of wind turbine systems

    In this paper, data–driven system modelling, control, and fault detection technique for wind turbine systems are researched. The developed algorithm is to recursively update system parameters using predictor–based system identification (SID) technique. Updated system parameters are used to design subspace predictive controller for wind turbine systems with constraint on pitch angle and generator ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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