Friday, 18 October 2019

Express Energy Audit (About & Benefits)

Energy Audit is a periodic exercise carried out once every 2-3 years by Industrial or Manufacturing plants depending on the plant size, Govt. regulations, plant type etc. It definitely results in Energy Conservation & Energy Efficiency for the plant by -

  1. Identifying and plugging energy leakages
  2. Adoption of new technology trends such as IIoT (Industry 4.0)
  3. Improving operational efficiencies
  4. Installing new age technical equipment and retrofits
  5. Using alternative and green sources of energy
The above is carried out in a phase-wise manner with detailed measurements, data collection, team discussions, presentation, RoI & payback calculations. Detailed Energy Audit Report is submitted with all the observed, measured and calculated data along with energy saving recommendations with a payback of typically less than 12 months and in some case more. The obvious benefit of energy audit is cost-saving which consequently results in higher profitability by cost-control.

It is observed that several times Companies or plants would just like to go for a basic check about Energy Saving and may not necessarily wish to go for a comprehensive Energy Audit in such cases an Express Energy Audit is recommended.

What is an Express Energy Audit?
It is an exercise carried out for a plant to identify energy saving potential of the plant. The audit can last for 2-5 days depending on the plant size and includes -
  1. Walk-through of the facility to for visual inspection of the plant setup and the processes.
  2. Identification of visually identifiable energy saving opportunities.
  3. Discussions with the plant team on the various challenges and opportunities.
  4. Understanding the plant energy consumption (Power, Coal, Diesel, LPG, PNG etc.).
  5. Estimating the total energy saving potential of the plant.
  6. Identifying opportunities for captive rooftop and ground-mount Solar potential in the plant with project sizing.
  7. Evaluating the energy saving measures and projects undertaken since the last detailed energy audit.
Benefits of Express Energy Audit
Express Energy Audit is beneficial to a plant in more ways than one. Few of the benefits of Express Energy Audit are -



  1. Carried out by the same team of B.E.E. Certified Energy Auditors (IIT-B alumnus) & Engineers which carry out detailed Energy Audits.
  2. Helps in continuing the momentum of Energy Optimization within the plant.
  3. 3rd party verification of a recently carried out Energy Audit or recommendations made in a detailed Energy Audit.
  4. Costs a fraction of detailed energy audit but can yield good results (Typically around 1% savings straightaway).
  5. Enables a plant to understand if a detailed energy audit would be beneficial at a particular stage or not.
To know more you could download a comparative analysis between Energy Audit and Express Energy Audit

Just drop a mail to info@econserve.in and we will be glad to answer any queries you may have with regards to Energy Audit or Energy Saving in your plant.

2 comments:

  1. Sir,

    We recently got our Energy audit done for Steel Plant + CPP through our internal team i.e. Energy cell. We understand our plant has good energy saving potential for further cost saving. Can express energy audit be helpful in our case?

    Thanks,
    Ajit Puranik

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    1. Dear Sir,

      Thank you for your message.

      It is commendable to note that you have an internal energy audit team.

      In the past, we have carried out Express Energy Audit for plants which had recently concluded their detailed Energy Audit. Based on our past experience (with supporting data) we have demonstrated further energy saving in such plants. This was possible due to -
      1. Fresh ideas from an experienced team.
      2. Our overall experience across sectors (Steel, Cement, CPP / TPP, Textile, Pharma, Chemical, Glass etc.).
      3. Review of existing setup and recommendations made in the detailed Energy Audit report.

      In your case the team was internal. When an external expert team consisting of B.E.E. Certified (and Accredited) Energy Auditors and Engineers like ours, visit your plant there is definitely a potential for good energy saving. Based on the outcome of Express Energy Audit you may decide about the future course and create a road-map for Energy saving in your plant.

      Request you to kindly send further details to our email id - info@econserve.in and we would be glad to assist you further.


      Thanking you.

      Best Regards,
      Rathin Vyas

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