3 Energy Saving Tips For Manufacturers

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January 27, 2023

3 Energy Saving Tips For Manufacturers

Industrial activity is responsible for almost a quarter of global emissions, which is why companies must manage their role in the environmental environment. To support this commitment, organizations must know the alternatives that allow sustainability and effectiveness to cohere in their operations. For this reason, energy saving are positioned as a key factor to control, due to the volatility in energy prices. To optimize this cost and achieve a balance between sustainability and effectiveness, our experts present the following tips:

1. Digitize energy consumption

One of the first things that can be done to save energy is to digitize consumption. The energy industry is relatively behind in digitalization compared to other sectors, such as banking or medicine. This is because for a long time energy was cheap, the energy transition was not a priority and the available technology was not considered sufficiently advanced. Today we know that, in fact, it is an important investment.

By installing the right sensors and control displays to collect the right information, it is possible to digitalize energy and then perform more complex analyzes and optimizations thanks to digital tools. This will help you improve your energy assessment and identify new savings opportunities. For example, by forecasting consumption and creating energy models of processes, it is easier to create an informed energy saving strategy.

2. View data to control consumption

If you want to reduce your energy consumption, you have to know how much you consume. Only then can you focus on areas of improvement and come up with an effective strategy. The 3 success factors when implementing a decarbonization strategy are: measurement, alignment and execution.

It is important to monitor your processes and visualize your data clearly, since it must be accessible to the different users of a company (from executives at the corporate level to on-site energy managers). For example, digital dashboards can be used that show energy consumption using visual elements such as diagrams or graphs of different types. This is where the digitalization of energy consumption comes in handy.

By using automation tools for data collection and visualization, you reduce human error and can also invest time in ROI and future projects. They can also help you visualize data such as energy losses that would otherwise be difficult to detect. Many leaks are invisible and almost impossible to detect without technology.

3. Identify energy losses

Once we have visualized our energy data, we will be able to identify our losses. Implementing digital tools can help you detect energy losses almost immediately. For example, using historical data and data science, IDboxRT can create a baseline of your consumption. Since IDboxRT also collects energy data in real time, you can be alerted about any deviations immediately. This will allow you to detect leaks as early as possible and act accordingly to reduce energy waste.


IDboxRT aims to harness the power of data-driven decision making with data analytics. Get in touch with our experts and start optimizing your energy consumption today.

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