Energy Efficiency Platform

The secret of increasing profits without reducing output: Energy efficiency

Industrial concerns in Turkey consume about 40% of the country’s total energy and 60% of its electricity. Considering that Turkey is substantially dependent on external sources of energy, the strategic importance of investments that will improve energy efficiency becomes apparent.

Energy efficiency in industry means deploying more advance designs and new technologies so that existing production facilities consume less energy without causing a reduction in output. Efforts to improve energy efficiency must do so without there also being losses in production, quality, or performance. Quite the contrary, through energy efficiency projects it’s often possible for process byproducts previously seen as waste to be transformed into useful new resources.

The industries that are the most energy-intensive in Turkey are cement, ammonia, aluminum, glass, steel, fertilizer, paper, ceramics, textiles, foods, and petroleum refining, in that order. Through the insightful use of the right energy efficiency investments, it’s possible to achieve energy savings of between 5% and 40% in some 95% of all industrial operations in Turkey. Indeed, energy savings of up to about 10% can be achieved in many processes just by taking a few measures that require very little or no investment at all.

Furthermore, using renewable energy resources (such as wind and solar) instead of fossil fuels to generate power has an especially favorable impact on medium- and long-term production input costs.

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