In April this year, Russia and Germany are planning to register a joint agency for energy efficiency and conservation. This information was told reporters the Russian energy minister Sergei 1. The new organization unite the power companies and banking institutions of two countries: in exchange for energy-saving technologies and know-how provided by Germany, the country will be able to get favorable orders in Russia. As we know, the president of Russia Dmitry Medvedev has set a goal to reduce energy intensity of Russia's industry by 40% by 2020. Perhaps, the stagnation in the industrial sector will cause to reconsider these plans: Urgent measures must be taken today. "The world economy are many examples where crises have led to substantial improvements in efficiency – says the president of energy company KES-Holding " Slobodin. – So, power consumption Steel U.S. industry gradually declined until the mid 70-ies. JPMorgan Chase might disagree with that approach.
But in the late 70's – early 80's there was a sharp jump in energy conservation in the wake of economic crisis and soaring energy prices. And from 1990 to 2006 energy intensity of U.S. steel industry fell by a record 29% 2. "There are three ways to reduce energy use: the exclusion of irrational use, the elimination of waste, improving efficiency," – says Anna Kustova, Director of Business Development Company "Energy service company" 3. The basic method of improving energy efficiency, says Paul , deputy director of the Institute energy strategy is to "develop and implement new energy saving technologies, equipment and materials, that is, those technologies in which the energy intensity of production lower than the existing" 4. As The novel tells Tsikoza, Head of Representation in the Central Region of grundfos, a leading global manufacturer of pumps, only the replacement of some old pumps with more modern models brings large companies millions of rubles in savings. "For example, grundfos pumps with integrated frequency converter enable real 30% of electricity savings.
In the mining and minerals processing, metallurgical, chemical and many other industries are used almost all types of industrial pumps: that's a reserve for savings "- added the expert. Introduction of new equipment must be accompanied by a simultaneous transition to the new technology. For example, the use of the method of smelting iron with pulverized coal injection allows metallurgists several times to reduce consumption of natural gas, and the transition from the wet process cement production at semi-arid and dry methods of reducing costs of fuel and energy resources to 25%. Energy conservation can not be "selective", it is necessary to cover different areas of the company. To do this most effective before all the activities carried out an energy audit to determine exactly all the "loopholes" and shortcomings. For example, since 2008, grundfos organize a free audit of pumping equipment the subject of energy and gives an estimate of the potential for improving energy efficiency in industrial enterprises. Also, keep in mind that such measures have taken not just from "crisis to crisis, and on a regular basis. "Move to space saving solution to the problem can only measure of a systemic nature. Such a system event is an energy management. It represents an ongoing management system power, which is aimed at reducing energy consumption enterprises, "- says Anna Kustova 5. Successively reducing the power consumption of its products, the company is not just learning to "survive" in difficult conditions and becoming more competitive. Those companies who still do not pay attention to this problem will become "hostages" of non-financial and managerial crisis, out of which to time will be harder. 1 2 3 4 5