Cost-effective energy efficient technologies in textiles - a case study in Ethiopia - Projects
Updated : October 2020
This case study focuses on energy efficient opportunities recommended for a textile plant in Ethiopia. It also refers to various case studies from global textile plants on their energy improvement measures and related cost and energy benefits.
The study involved a detailed energy auditing in the selected yarn and high quality fabrics manufacturing plant. It also involved a detailed data collection through face to face interviews, field visit, telephone interviews, questionnaires and the available documents. The data collected on energy consumption were compared with few global plants who have already implemented energy saving opportunities.
Results showed that lightings, ring frame parameters, rewound motors, electrical networks, air conditioners and air compressors were the major energy consumers in the plant while also showing potential to implement related energy efficient opportunities. It also suggests that use of software for motor management instead of only energy efficient motors could enhance energy saving opportunities.