Mr. William McLaughlin the other speaker of this seminar, focused on many opportunities of industrial energy efficiency, globally and in Iran. He mentioned “People”, “Information” and “Technology” as three important pillars of energy management should take into consideration in industries for having a successful Energy efficiency program.
He emphasized if energy management implements correctly and systematically, big investment is not required and there would be many energy and non-energy benefits with no cost and low cost investment in place.
He presented that by implementing Energy management system (EnMS) based on ISO 50001 in 31 countries by UNIDO, the energy saving equal to 7000 GWh (gigawatt hour) per year has been achieved. This amount of energy is equivalent to 2000 MW energy generation of wind power plant.
“In regard with no and/or low capital cost measures in first and second year of project implementation, the energy efficiency achieved was between 4 to 15 percent and the total cost saving has been more than 100 million US dollar in 2015, without considering non-energy benefits.” He said.
“The greenhouse gas emission which has been reduced by implementation of this project was 4.3 million ton CO2, which is a good result for environment.” McLaughlin added.
“Implementing EnMS in Iran in 7 pilot industries, with 800,000 US dollar investment, leads to annual saving over 1.2 million GJ and more than 3 million US Doller cost saving based on local energy prices.” He explained.
“Implementation of EnMS is one of the best methods for energy efficiency and the results achieved in Iran shows that the costs will return to the company, only in 3 month.” he mentioned at the end of seminar.