The 14 cold storage rooms at Savio’s, a fruit packing house in Queensland, are controlled by 3 large ammonia compressors, which an audit showed consumed over 435,000kWh (costing $95,000) in ten months. By avoiding demand changes which account for 40% of Savio’s total electricity costs, the business could save $5500 a year by shutting down equipment at certain times.
The Australian Government has approved Snowy 2.0 which will see the expansion of Australia’s iconic Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme. Snowy 2.0 is a key part of government initiatives to deliver affordable and reliable power.
Thiess’ Australian Mining business unit, through effective use of the Energy Efficiency Opportunities (EEO) Assessment Framework, found new efficiencies and dollar savings. The projects implemented were payload management, automating mobile lighting equipment, plant idle-time management, and turbo idle-down time.
This report details the results from a survey of C-level executives who were asked for opinions and attitudes towards energy efficiency.
Information was gathered through a quantitative research among executives from organisations participating in the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism’s Energy Efficiency Opportunities (EEO) Program. A total of 60 of 220 companies participating in the program at the time were included in the survey.
A summary of the roles and responsibilities of key figures within a large organisation that are relevant to corporate energy management.
The positions for which these roles are summarised are:
- chief financial officers
- environmental health and safety professionals
- mechanical or electrical engineers
- technicians and tradespeople
- sustainability officers
This case study describes University of Queensland’s (UQ) energy efficiency program at St Lucia Campus, where centralised energy management provided a better understanding of its energy use. UQ developed user-friendly online graphical user interfaces for staff and students of varying expertise to interact with energy data. The case study was developed as part of UQ’s participation in the Energy Efficiency Opportunities (EEO) program.
This guide was developed to assist companies with undertaking an energy efficiency assessment on a sample that is reasonably representative of their population of similar sites, fleets, technologies or processes. This type of assessment is also referred to as a representative assessment (RA). The purpose of the guide was to assist in determining whether an RA was appropriate for a corporation’s circumstances as well as provide guidance on how to conduct an RA to the level of accuracy required by the Energy Efficiency Opportunities (EEO) program.
OneSteel began its first assessments for the Energy Efficiency Opportunities (EEO) program at their Sydney Steel Mills group, which includes Newcastle Rod Mill, Sydney Melt Shop and Sydney Bar Mill, in mid 2008. The management team for the project decided to use the assessments as an opportunity to build the company’s capacity to understand and manage energy use, and to generate long term business benefits. This case study describes the new systems and tools that were initially developed for the Sydney Steel Mills group and rolled out across OneSteel.
This case study presents Iluka Resources Limited’s successful adoption of the energy-mass balance (EMB) as the core method of energy analysis in its Synthetic Rutile facility in Iluka’s South West Operations, Western Australia. It discusses key aspects of Iluka’s experience, such as the EMB modelling approach, results achieved, lessons learned and the role the EMB will play in Iluka’s energy improvement initiatives. The case study was developed through Iluka’s participation in the Energy Efficiency Opportunities (EEO) program.
This document details roles and skills required to undertake, report on and implement the findings of rigorous energy efficiency assessments for large energy users. It is the result of research primarily based around the assessment requirements of the Energy Efficiency Opportunities (EEO) program. The findings also have relevance for companies participating in state government energy assessment programs and other companies wishing to improve their energy efficiency performance.