The company is a warehouse operator in Irkutsk region – an area with a wide range of temperatures throughout a year. Having faced the high energy costs, the company started thinking about the ways to decrease energy consumption.
The company contacted RuSEFF
for help in identifying the potential energy saving measures and assistance with financing.
The RuSEFF team supported the company with a free-of-charge energy assessment of the production facilities. It was discovered, that the enterprise had no temperature or weather control system, therefore, running inefficient heating regulation leading to high energy bills.
The suggested project included installation of air heat exchangers and automatic weather controlled regulation system to optimize the heating system.
The €18,000 investment allowed the company to reduce its energy consumption by 280 MWh per year, leading to €4,500 of cost savings annually. This means the investment will be repaid from energy savings in just four years. The cost savings can be seen as company's additional income. The company will feel the investment benefits immediately with the reduced energy bill and improved working conditions and operations. Finally, the company reduced its CO2 emissions by 25 tonnes per year, making its small, but important input to mitigation of the negative effect of human activity on climate.
This project demonstrates that energy efficiency investments are possible in all type of companies and industries, even in those without complicated technological processes. In addition, such investments usually lead to other benefits, such as improved working conditions or quality of services. Therefore, it is worth checking the energy saving potential of possible investments measures to choose the most profitable and attractive investment.