The energy audit is the starting point from which a rational energy management programme in any sector of industry or commerce may be developed. It allows us to quantify the energy and others utilities (for instance water) usage at a site and highlights areas for potential savings. The figure below illustrates the position of the energy audit within the energy management strategy.
Major objectives of the energy audit are the following:
· Development of the energy balances for all energy utilities
· Analysis of the balances and defining of ways and values of potential savings
· Development of the energy conservation projects and of the energy efficiency programme for the company.
Energy Audit Methodology including six major stages was designed based on the many years experience:
1) Identification of all important consumers of each type of energy utilities
2) Measurements and calculations of consumptions of all important energy consumers and development of the energy balances
3) Detailed inspection of the most important consumers, analysis of the information collected on the previous stage and at the inspection
4) Analysis and development of the energy conservation project and integration of the project into prioritized energy conservation programme
5) Technical and economical expertise of the developed projects including cost estimation, payback calculation, evaluation of other benefits, risks, etc
6) Preparation of the energy audit report, presentation of the results to the management and other interested parties.
More detailed information about the methodology of the Energy Audit you can get from a number of Our Publications.
Enizan has an extensive experience in providing Energy Audits not only for industrial and commercial but heat supplying companies as well. We have got a set of measuring and analytical equipment for energy auditing which allows carrying out measurements of energy consumption and designing energy balances with high accuracy.