An ICT Supported Holistic Approach for Qualitative and Quantitative Energy Efficiency Evaluation in Manufacturing Company

Author(s)
Wicaksono, Hendro and Aleksandrov, Kiril and Rogalski, Sven and Ovtcharova, Jivka
Year
2013
No.
397
Pages
25--32
Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Series
IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISBN
978-3-642-40351-4, 978-3-642-40352-1
Book title
Advances in Production Management Systems. Competitive Manufacturing for Innovative Products and Services
Editor
Emmanouilidis, Christos and Taisch, Marco and Kiritsis, Dimitris
Abstract
The global climate change and the rising of energy prices force manufacturing companies to regulate their energy usage. A suitable step to achieve that is the introduction of energy management. This paper presents an ICT based holistic approach to help manufacturing companies in the implementation of energy management system. It consists of methods to support quantitative and qualitative energy efficiency evaluation of their operations. The approach uses an ontological knowledge base containing the structures and rules representing best practices as reference of energy efficiency to support the qualitative evaluation. In the approach, we also develop measurement figures called Energy Performance Indices (EPI) to determine the energy efficiency degrees in different organizational parts of the company. The paper also describes the application of the approach in a small medium sized manufacturer.
Online Sources
http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-40352-1_4
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