Energy Conservative Measures by Energy Audit and Load Management
Shekhappa G. Ankaliki.
Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Hirasugar Institute of Technology, Nidasoshi -591 236, Belgaum (Dist), Karnataka, India.
The use of Electrical Energy is exponentially increasing both in domestic and industrial sectors. The per capita consumption of Electrical Energy is taken now a day as an index of country’s growth. Unfortunately, the sources of electrical energy particularly conventional sources are depleting and hence the gap between the supply and the demand is continuously increasing. To manage this gap the usual method adopted by the supplier of electrical energy is random load shedding which doesn’t take the consumer’s interest. This has created a renewed awareness about the economic advantage of energy conservation. Recently, the concept of energy audit and load management has emerged and is being applied throughout the world. The fundamental concept of Energy audit and Load management is to bring both supplier and consumer together across the table and discuss the use of available electrical energy for maximum benefit and minimum inconvenience and loss for both. This paper presents the result of Energy Audit and Load Management during the peak hour and feasible Energy Conservative measures applied to a Professional Technical Institution. This deals with energy monitoring and finding out the feasible energy conservative measures like improvement of power factor, staggering of lab timings and proper load balancing will not only increase the reliability of the electric supply, considerable amount of savings in electricity bills.
International eJournal of Mathematics and Engineering
Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages: 895 - 902