Energy Efficiency Improvement Programme For a Nigerian Textile Industry

Zarmai M.T., Salihi A.

Abstract


Existing energy conservation potentials in a textile industry provides an opportunity for an energy efficiency improvement programme. The development and implementation of the programme; results in energy savings, and hence overall cost savings for the textile industry. In furtherance of the aim of ensuring effective energy utilization in the Nigerian textile industry, this study was carried out to develop a framework for an energy efficiency improvement programme for the textile industry. This programme development was done in such a way that it can be implemented to improve competitiveness through energy cost reduction and also to ensure sustainable environmental performance. The study involved analysis of quantified energy conservation potentials in the production sectors, development of strategic plans for energy efficiency improvement and the development of an effective energy management system. This study indicated a feasible energy conservation target of about 5% valued at $34656.2 due to the low capacity utilization and this can rise to a value of $207937 for a higher capacity utilization of the textile industry. This target was used to formulate the energy efficiency improvement programme which should be implemented in order to achieve desired energy savings and hence improve the competitiveness and profitability of the textile industry.

Keywords


Energy Efficiency; Energy Conservation Potentials; Textile Industry

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