Case Study

Biscuits producer in Kosovo saves energy with new equipment

The company has started as a small grocery store and developed into a leading biscuit producer in Pejë region, Kosovo. For its production it consumes electricity, diesel and LPG if there is electricity supply shortage.

To decrease the energy consumption, improve the quality and process efficiency, to increase competitiveness, the company decided to invest in new equipment.
 
The company addressed KoSEP for financing of the investment project comprising installation of a new oven and a new biscuit production line.
 
The KoSEP team supported the company with analysis of the proposed technologies, in particular, the potential of energy savings and financial-technical parameters of the project.
 
The €49,000 investment allowed the company to decrease its electricity and LPG consumption by 50 per cent amounting to €7,765 of cost savings per year. This means the investment will be repaid out of energy savings slightly over six years, turning the future cash-flows income for the years to follow. In addition, the new equipment saves 60 per cent of water consumption, which made a significant input to CO2 emissions reduction by 40.3 tonnes per year.
 
This project demonstrates that energy efficiency investments are usually coupled with other benefits, such as process optimization, capacity increase and other reduced costs. Therefore, it is worth checking the energy saving potential of all such investment measures, to see if they can bring additional cash-flows from the energy consumption reduction.
 
The EBRD through KoSEP supports the sustainable financing and implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects by the private sector. Together, the private, residential, and public sectors can make a change in the energy consumption patterns and contribute to environmental protection.
 
17 Dec 2014