Approximately 10% of the electricity consumed by Australian industry is used for compressed air. Many industrial businesses use compressed air to operate equipment such as hand tools, pumps, valve actuators, pistons and large-scale processes. There is significant potential to save energy and improve the bottom line by reducing the demand on compressed air services, repairing leaks, optimising equipment and upgrading old systems. Typically, 20–50% energy savings are possible.
In NSW, Demand Manager maintains an Accreditation under the NSW Energy Savings Scheme to create ESCs for compressed air efficiency projects. The ESCs deliver an additional income stream for project proponents which improves overall financial performance.
Rheem Australia produces hot water systems at a manufacturing plant in Silverwater. They use compressed air for manufacturing the hot water cylinders, it is required for metal pressing. They invested in new compressors, a new compressed air storage tank and by installing a new compressed air services loop. The project was eligible for the creation of 1,420 Energy Savings Certificates – worth approximately $20,000 at the time of creation.
Demand Manager helps organisations to realise energy and water savings by bringing finance to clean energy projects.
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