Energy Efficiency

UNIDO's focus on system optimization in industry aims to go beyond the simple energy efficient equipment approach to energy efficiency that is currently prevailing among policymakers and in the market. Energy use in industry is much more related to operational practices than in the commercial and residential sectors. If energy efficient lighting or appliances are installed in a commercial or residential building, those devices supply the same level of service at a reduced energy use without any further intervention from the user, which is not the case for industry. So in case of domestic and commercial sector, advantage of energy efficient appliances is available only for the useful life of the appliances only. An industrial concern, on the other hand, may alter production volumes or timings and types of its products during the same span.


The energy-using systems designed to support these production patterns may be relatively energy efficient under the initial production design conditions but become typically significantly less so as production patterns change. The presence of energy-efficient components in industrial systems, while important, provides no assurance that energy savings will be attained if the system of which the components are part is not properly designed and operated. Evidence from implemented national and international programmes shows that, while efficient components may bring about gains in the range of 2 to 5 per cent, systems optimization measures can attain average efficiency gains of 20 to 30 per cent with a payback period of less than two years.


Under the auspices of “Sustainable Energy Initiative for Industries in Pakistan”, a detailed Sectoral Study Report on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy opportunities in Five Industrial Sectors such as Paper & Pulp, Steel, Dairy, textile and Ceramic is launched. This sectoral study was conducted to serve as a guiding principle for energy consultants as well as industrialists, in achieving energy efficiency and opportunities of renewable energy in their industries.

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