WIT Press


Energy Management As Production Input

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EQ160011

Volume

205

Pages

7

Page Range

3 - 9

Published

2016

Size

371 kb

Author(s)

G. Perillo

Abstract

In the past, big companies considered offices and shops the main strategic asset of their portfolio. However, only companies with foresight, that have created and established an online presence, jumped ahead of the competition. Today, we are now verifying a similar distortion with regard to industrial energy consumption.

Traditionally, energy is seen as a cost, a bill to be paid and an expense to be controlled. Companies ready for the future, however, have gained a new perspective toward energy and are transforming their businesses, particularly those manufacturing, in order to capitalize on the real value of energy as a “raw material” and as a usable resource to grow and sustain their businesses in the future. All companies, big and small, will have to know exactly where to use this valuable resource and how to register it as a voice in the bill of materials (BOM) of production, in Gigajoule or BTUs per ton of product. The management of this information in real time enables you to administer the energy really careful, in order to sustain profitability.

Keywords

energy resources, automation and control, management