December 18th, 2014

Saving energy in the plastics industry

It has been estimated that the plastics processing industry is responsible for 4% of global energy consumption. So any attempts to save energy by this industry are likely to lead to significant advantages.

In 2012, 288 million tons of plastic were produced worldwide, with most production centred in China (23.9%), Europe (20.4%) and NAFTA countries (19.9%). The industry is very process-specific and its energy use can be mainly attributed to the following applications:

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December 17th

Good Practice Guide

Distribution Networks and Transformers


Design, measuring, testing, assessing

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December 16th

Asset and Energy Management

In January 2014 the ISO55000, 55001 and 55002 standards for asset management were released. This series specifies how organizations should manage their assets to achieve their strategic goals and balance the associated performance, risks and costs. Numerous industries have already developed many other standards for related topics. Many organizations, for example, are working on improving their energy management by implementing ISO 50001.

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December 8th

Improving the resilience of energy systems

Economic stability depends on the resilience of energy systems. So it’s no surprise that policy makers and users of critical infrastructure services are searching for solutions that increase the resilience of energy systems. But what is resilience? How can it be measured and improved? And how can energy systems be designed so that they are both resilient AND sustainable?

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December 2nd

Energy Efficiency Based on Sectors

Pierre Baillargeon
Post date: 
Tue, 12/02/2014 - 18:09

This session is part of the Clean Energy Regulators Initiative Webinar Programme.

Theme 8 - Promotion of Energy Efficiency

Module 1 - Energy Efficiency Based on Sectors

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December 1st

Saving energy in offices

Offices typically take up around one-third of energy use of the total tertiary sector (offices, shops, hotels, restaurants, educational establishments and care institutions). So any attempt to save energy in offices will obviously have a highly significant effect on the total energy consumption in this sector.

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November 26th

Voltage Fluctuations in Power Networks ("flicker")

Voltage fluctuations are series of voltage changes, or variations of the voltage waveform. The ratio of reactive power to the short circuit capacity is a simplified formula to calculate relative voltage fluctuations at the load end of a High Voltage (HV) supply system.

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November 21st

Saving energy in schools

The implementation of some simple energy-saving measures in schools can reduce energy consumption, save money, improve conditions for staff and students, and cut carbon emissions.

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November 18th

Integrated Home Systems - Chapter 5 - Structured Cabling

It used to be a lot easier. It used to be that 230V cabling would be laid in the newly built home, to which a few sockets, power points and switches were connected. At most, there was also a telephone socket in the wall and a coax cable connection for the television. A small distribution board was sufficient to protect a few socket circuits and lighting circuits. The installation was ready.

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Lighting tutorial

Modern dimmable electronic ballasts provide excellent versatility for lighting scenes in conference rooms, theatres and the like where magnetic ballasts cannot compete, although a new technique to make magnetic ballasts dimmable is presently under development in Canada but not yet available on the market (for news on this see here).

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