Zarmai M.T., Salihi A.


Inadequate and high energy cost are negatively affecting the textile industry. The identification and quantification of energy conservation potentials provides a basis for the development of an energy improvement programme which when implemented leads to overall cost savings for the textile industry. An energy audit was carried out at a Nigerian textile industry. Subsequently a further study was carried out in 2008 to identify and quantify the energy conservation potentials of the textile industry. It was done with the view to identifying conservation possibilities to provide an energy efficiency baseline. The study programme involved analysis of energy audit findings, identification of energy conservation opportunities and quantification of energy conservation potentials. This study revealed that the textile industry has a feasible energy conservation potential between 1,611,915kWh and 9,671,490kWh, which translates to an energy saving valued at between ($27,725) and ($166,350). In order to achieve these savings and improve the profitability of the textile industry, further studies to analyze and design an energy efficiency improvement programme for the textile industry are recommended.


Energy Conservation Potentials; Textile Industry; Energy Consumption per unit of Production.

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