The Nation website in Pakistan provides a good example of the introduction of an effective energy management system in textile mills. In Pakistan, textiles are a major industry and the results ensure a major impact on the economy.
Textile mills save 10MW through energy management system
The textile industry in collaboration with German International Cooperation (GIZ) has achieved target of saving over 10MW electricity through implementation of Energy Management System in several mills.
Talking to media at the concluding ceremony of 6-day training workshop for Energy Managers of Industry on Energy Efficiency and Financial Modeling of Energy Projects, Senior Advisor GIZ Dr Frank Fecher said that APTMA and GIZ cooperation was started back in 2008, followed by setting up of an Energy Cell, which later on converted into Sustainable Production Centre (SPC) in 2012.
Prime objective of the SPC-APTMA is to make the textile industry sustainable by extending technical services to the textile industry including energy efficiency, renewable energy and trainings for the technical managers of the textile sector of Pakistan. In 2015 the portfolio of SPC-APTMA will be complemented by social standards and water management in process technology prevailing in APTMA member mills.
He stated that subsequent to the techno-economic studies and reports done by GIZ-REEE on Renewable Energy many textile mills are now considering to adopt renewable energy for power & steam generation, in particular energy co-generation through biomass. He said the GIZ supports the textile industry of Pakistan to become sustainable and thereby more competitive in times where it greatly suffers from challenges, such as energy security and energy affordability. The ultimate goal is that each member mill will have an energy team to increase energy efficiency in the textile industry in Pakistan. The MWh saved through energy efficient processes will be the contribution of the textile industry to overcome the energy shortage in Pakistan.