January 8th

Options to decarbonize industrial energy use

Industry contributes directly and indirectly to about 37% of the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, with a major share from the energy intensive industries. This situation demands strong actions to improve energy efficiency and reduce the GHG emission intensity of industrial plants. Taking action in this direction will also enhance the competitiveness and productivity of the industry and will provide them with a range of ancillary benefits.

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January 2nd

Smart grid: A grid suitable for renewable energy

The conventional electric grid is a network of transmission lines, substations, transformers and more that deliver electricity from power plants to homes and industry. However, with increasing global industrialization and population growth, the grid is being stretched, resulting in the increased likelihood of failures during peak load hours.

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December 23rd, 2014

Energy efficiency: case studies in industry

A number of economic case studies on the application of energy efficiency measures in an industrial environment:

  1. variable speed drive for water pump
  2. variable speed drive on combustion air fan
  3. energy savings in compressed air systems
  4. steam valve insulation
  5. condenser set point in cold storage room


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December 18th

Saving energy in the plastics industry

It has been estimated that the plastics processing industry is responsible for 4% of global energy consumption. So any attempts to save energy by this industry are likely to lead to significant advantages.

In 2012, 288 million tons of plastic were produced worldwide, with most production centred in China (23.9%), Europe (20.4%) and NAFTA countries (19.9%). The industry is very process-specific and its energy use can be mainly attributed to the following applications:

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December 17th

Good Practice Guide

The Leonardo Energy Good Practice Guide covers power quality, energy efficiency, renewable energy systems, electrical networks and electricity for buildings. This page provides a thematic overview of our 70+ published application notes in 10 themes:

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December 16th

Asset and Energy Management

In January 2014 the ISO55000, 55001 and 55002 standards for asset management were released. This series specifies how organizations should manage their assets to achieve their strategic goals and balance the associated performance, risks and costs. Numerous industries have already developed many other standards for related topics. Many organizations, for example, are working on improving their energy management by implementing ISO 50001.

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December 8th

Improving the resilience of energy systems

Economic stability depends on the resilience of energy systems. So it’s no surprise that policy makers and users of critical infrastructure services are searching for solutions that increase the resilience of energy systems. But what is resilience? How can it be measured and improved? And how can energy systems be designed so that they are both resilient AND sustainable?

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December 2nd

Energy Efficiency Based on Sectors

This session is part of the Clean Energy Regulators Initiative Webinar Programme.

Theme 8 - Promotion of Energy Efficiency

Module 1 - Energy Efficiency Based on Sectors

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December 1st

Saving energy in offices

Offices typically take up around one-third of energy use of the total tertiary sector (offices, shops, hotels, restaurants, educational establishments and care institutions). So any attempt to save energy in offices will obviously have a highly significant effect on the total energy consumption in this sector.

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November 26th

Voltage Fluctuations in Power Networks ("flicker")

Voltage fluctuations are series of voltage changes, or variations of the voltage waveform. The ratio of reactive power to the short circuit capacity is a simplified formula to calculate relative voltage fluctuations at the load end of a High Voltage (HV) supply system.

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