Saving Energy in the Industrial Sector: An Analysis of End Use Energy Consumption

Kenneth H. Tiedemann

Keywords

Demand side management, Energy efficiency, Statistical analysis, Statistical and probabilistic modelling

Abstract

This study examines the impacts of BC Hydro’s Industrial Power Smart program on end use energy efficiency. The study examines five main end use areas: lighting systems; fan and blower systems; pump systems; compressor systems; and industrial processes. The study approach involved a quasi-experiment with a treatment group of 59 program participants and a comparison group of 65 program non-participants. Data were collected through on-site engineering audits, end-use metering, and surveys, with sample sizes designed to provide precision at the ± 10% level, 19 times out of 20. Proven engineering techniques including engineering algorithms and computer simulations were used to determine gross energy and demand savings.

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