Policies and Strategies for the Improvement in Energy Efficiency in Industries – Indian Experience
Vijaykumar Kulkarni1, Pradip Katti2
1Prof. Vijay Kumar Kulkarni, Department of Electrical Engg. Pad. Dr.D Y Patil Inst. of Engg & Tech, Pune (Maharashtra), India.
2Dr. Pradip Katti, Department of Electrical Engg. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar techn. University, Lonere (Maharashtra), India.
Manuscript received on 21 May 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 28 May 2013 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2013 | PP: 159-163 | Volume-2 Issue-2, May 2013 | Retrieval Number: B0637052213/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: Energy has become the basic need of human beings. With technological advancements the supply-demand gap is alarmingly increasing globally. This causes burden on the nation like increase in generation capacity or energy import. Energy policies and regulations are framed by various nations. Majority of energy is consumed by industrial sector. An effort in energy conservation by improving the energy efficiency in industries in the light of these policies and strategies formed for industries to improve the energy efficiency can be effective. In this paper, the energy policies of some nations including India are discussed. Energy saving strategies for industries are proposed. Energy efficiency can be improved by these strategies. A sample case study in an industry and the results show that the operation of the equipment and machineries in accordance with the policies and regulations has resulted in 12% of average saving in energy with less or no investments.
Keywords: Energy Conservation, Energy Policies, Energy Strategies, Energy Saving
Scope of the Article: Renewable Energy Technology