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Process electricity


The energy performance of a process electricity system is influenced by a number of factors. These typically include the number of hours that the process is operating, the electricity load of the process itself and the duty cycle (on/off cycling) for each process. Refer to the Process Electricity Examples for more information.

Software & Data
The RETScreen Software Process Electricity Model can be used worldwide to evaluate the energy use and savings, costs, emission reductions, financial viability and risk for process electricity energy efficiency measures. The software can model a wide variety of projects ranging from electricity load reduction by optimising operating conditions of electrical arc furnaces in the metallurgy industry, to improved energy efficiency of refiners in pulp and paper mills, to centrifuge operation time reduction in breweries and dairy plants. The model also calculates the cross-effects of other energy efficiency measures employed in the facility (e.g. heating and cooling impact of installing energy-efficient process electricity equipment). The software (available in multiple languages) also includes product, project and climate databases, and a detailed user manual.

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Case studies / Templates
Energy efficiency measures - Industrial - Process electricity