INDUSTRY ENERGY EFFICIENCY ANALYSIS IN NORTHEAST BRAZIL: PROPOSAL OF METHODOLOGY AND CASE STUDIES
Keywords:Energy Efficiency, Clean Energy, Industrial Energy Management
Energy gains vital importance once it accounts for up to one-third of the product cost. One can also consider energy as a strategic input for the establishment of any economic and social development policy. Electricity is the basis for industrial production, agriculture, as well as in providing services chain; hence, the need to reduce the cost for that input is vital. This produces great benefits to the production chain by making companies more competitive, and people benefit because the products’ final price becomes cheaper. The aim of this paper is to present a new methodology for assessing industrial efficiency energy and identify points of energy losses and the most influenced sectors within the production process, and propose mitigation measures.
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