Energy management – exciting, challenging and evolving

The key challenge that engineers face when dealing with energy management issues is the careful balance between energy efficiency and production. With an uncertain future in terms of security of supply and cost of energy, it is no simple task to find the optimal solution. This makes energy management an exciting and evolving field of electrical engineering that needs to be rigorously implemented to ensure the overall wellbeing of our country’s economy and citizens.

 

Take note

  • Energy efficiency encompasses electrical, mechanical and industrial engineering.
  • Energy efficiency must be seen in the context of your own plant or company’s sustainability.
  • Proper energy management requires a balance between energy efficiency and production.

 

Published as:

Energy management: Have you seen the light?

By I Boake and H Bennie, Applied Energy Solutions

Electricity+Control, September 2011 (pgs 52 – 55)

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