Results WP3 Parameterization; setting up of specific energy Printing Industry Indicators

The implementation of WP3 has been successfully carried on. The objectives have been achieved.

The consortium have developed both types of indicators (General and Specific indicators) to facilitate the Energy Management System implementation in a systematic way. The information has been collected in a unique deliverable “Deliverable D3.1-3.2-3.3 Guide of General and Specific Indicators, Targets and Benchmark” integrating D3.1; Guide of general indicators ; D3.2; Guide of specific indicators of 5 EU countries; D3.3; Targets and Benchmark

The consortium have defined targets and benchmarking results in the Energy Management System for the printing industry. The information has been collected in a unique deliverable “Deliverable D3.1-3.2-3.3 Guide of General and Specific Indicators, Targets and Benchmark” integrating D3.1; Guide of general indicators ; D3.2; Guide of specific indicators of 5 EU countries; D3.3; Targets and Benchmark.

Summery of tasks

The summary of implemented tasks is the following:

3.1. Type of indicators: Printing industries use (in most cases) similar energy sources (electricity, natural gas, fuel) and similar equipment to produce a wide range of products depending on multiple factors. Therefore, relevant indicators might vary from common ones to all industries to very specialized indicators in some cases.  In this task the consortium will develop both types of indicators to facilitate the Energy Management System implementation in a systematic way.

3.2. Target and benchmark: General and specific indicators will help to define targets and benchmarking results in the Energy Management System for the printing industry. A benchmark is also a standard against which performance can be assessed. 

Deliverable(s) of this work package:

D3.1 - Guide of general indicators.

D3.2 - Guide of specific indicators of 5 EU countries.

D3.3 - Targets and Benchmark.

 

Introduction to the definition of indicators

Indicators have been selected based on conditions in terms of:

1) Size of production; 

2) Energy consumption for the manufacturing process;

3) Synchronization of the data capturing;

4) Degree days;

5) Space utilization and

6) Height of indoor spaces.

In order to maximize the efficiency of the process, the EMPSI team has defined a tentative list of Energy Performance Indicators.

To make things 100% clear, let’s clarify the meaning of the word “indicator” in terms of energy efficiency: an indicator is defined as “Quantitative value or measure of energy performance, as defined by the organization” by the ISO 50001. Therefore, the objective of defining indicators is to efficiently monitor and manage a certain process with the intent of maintaining a specific level for the process or to change the process.

Aiming to create the most suitable indicators, an analysis of the conditions which may affect the indicators for the printing industry has been performed by the team in terms of (1) Size of production; (2) Energy consumption for the manufacturing process; (3) Synchronization of the data capturing; (4) Degree days; (5) Space utilization and (6) Height of indoor spaces.

The suitability of the possible indicators has been classified by the team using different scales, discarding the less suitable indicators for the printing industry.

In the description of the developed EnMS, the tentative list of energy performance indicators for printing companies are described. A long list of the proposed indicators will not be suitable for use as indicators in most companies. Therefore, the list should not be seen as a catalogue of possible. indicators, but should be basis for selection of the most suitable indicators as foundation for the work that will be carried out during the ongoing project.