Energy management

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Flipping the switch on energy costs

Steve Adams highlights the important link between improving overall equipment effectiveness and mitigating the impact of rising energy costs.
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Heineken plans multi-phase decarbonisation programme

Heineken has selected Siemens as a partner for its global Net Zero Production roadmap, as part of its ambition to reach net zero in Scopes 1 and 2 across all production sites by 2030.
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It’s time to put aside any data fears

David Bean argues that data analysis holds the key to effective energy management.


  1. 22/08/2023 Pathways to energy-efficient production

    Climate targets and high energy prices are forcing the industrial sector to reduce its energy consumption, making it necessary to make greater use of digitalisation and automation to make production more energy efficient, argues Jonas Harant and Christian Schiller.

  2. 15/08/2023 Making energy savings for a sustainable future

    Greg Hookings explains how data can help reduce production energy costs.

  3. 29/06/2023 Maximising efficient manufacturing with minimised energy

    Jeremy Whittingham highlights practical strategies and initiatives that can help manufacturers overcome energy cost challenges.

  4. 16/05/2023 Finding the key to greater profitability

    Chris Evans looks at the techniques and technologies available to monitor energy usage and develop strategies that help improve production plant energy consumption.

  5. 17/01/2023 Making pumps more energy efficient

    Around 16% of a typical industrial facility’s electricity costs are generated by its pumping systems. Find out how to reduce this figure.

  6. 23/09/2022 Getting started with energy reduction strategies

    Eryn Devola offers advice on where energy reductions can be found in typical manufacturing processes.

  7. 06/09/2022 Gaining energy intelligence

    Gaining vision of site-wide energy consumption – especially at an equipment and process level – can transform both energy and operational efficiency, says Jakob Gossmann.

  8. 16/08/2022 Optimising pump systems to reduce energy consumption

    Andy O’Rourke explains the role control optimisation projects can have in helping the industry to reduce energy consumption.

  9. 25/04/2022 Bringing solar power to reservoir monitoring

    Ian Loudon explains how telemetry devices can be used to monitor sites that have no power infrastructure.

  10. 10/04/2022 Cutting production costs through improved motor management

    Marek Lukaszczyk explains how energy efficient motors and variable speed drives (VSDs) can help reduce production costs through greater energy efficiency.

  11. 18/01/2022 Achieving quick ‘green’ wins from steam systems

    As businesses rise to an increasingly complex set of energy and sustainability challenges, the need for sustainable solutions is greater than ever. Michael Hyde offers some insight into what can be done today to optimise steam systems.

  12. 19/10/2021 How do variable speed drives save energy?

    Marek Lukaszczyk explains why using a VSD can help save money and the environment in a number of popular applications.

  13. 18/08/2020 Energy efficiency: Getting a grip

    With energy consumption being one of the biggest costs to industry, Mike Loughran discusses some approaches that can help reduce these costs.

  14. 22/06/2020 Coca-Cola boosts its energy efficiency

    The use of an energy management system has allowed a Coca-Cola plant in Edelstal, Austria, to conduct detailed analyses of its resource and energy consumption with the goal of continuing to reduce its carbon footprint by reducing waste and water consumption and lowering emissions.

  15. 02/03/2020 Reducing energy consumption and costs as part of an integrated plant management system

    To achieve transparent energy consumption, Pikolin, a mattress manufacturer, now relies on a flexible and future-proof energy management solution from Siemens.

  16. 30/09/2019 On the path to zero

    Manufacturers are having to move beyond traditional cost reduction strategies when it comes to energy. Instead there is a move towards cost avoidance, says Vincent de Rul.

  17. 21/09/2019 Starting a sweet revolution in productivity

    Harri Vaara explains how sugar beet processors are increasing productivity and energy efficiency through the use of variable speed drives (VSDs).

  18. 19/08/2019 A profitably disruptive energy strategy

    The basic configuration of electrical power systems for industrial and commercial applications has altered little for decades. A disruptive new technology – hybridisation – is expected to change this, according to Steve Moore.

  19. 30/09/2018 Finding energy saving opportunities

    Sustainability is more than just a slogan for German chocolate manufacturer RITTER SPORT. The company works continuously to minimise the environmental impact of its production methods and strives to conduct its business responsibly to benefit both people and the environment. This includes the implementation of advanced energy management.

  20. 13/05/2018 Efficient steam system offers more sustainable operation

    Following a steam system audit, a complete re-design of a dated system has helped a metal refiner to improved production levels, operate in a more sustainable way, and reduce energy costs by up to 60%.