The National Balance of Useful Energy is closer to its launch and development now that the agreement between the National Technological University and the EU project Energy Efficiency in Argentina has been signed.
The signing ceremony took place at the National Technological University and was attended by the Rector Hector Aiazza, the Dean of the Mendoza Regional, José Balacco, the National Director, Max Morrone and the Coordinator of the project Energy Efficiency in Argentina, Alfredo Caprile.
Surveys will be carried out at 5000 industrial establishments from August to December in order to obtain a diagnosis of energy use in the productive sector. It is the first time that this statistical study is carried out in Argentina.
The Balance of Useful Energy for the industrial sector is a study that allows the country to know what energy sources the different industrial branches consume, what it is used for - use and equipment -, and how it is consumed - consumption modalities and energy efficiency. It consists of a statistical study, based on field surveys, and provides fundamental information so that the National State and the Provincial States can develop public policies that contribute to improving the energy efficiency in industry.
Participating companies will benefit from an energy report and will be part of a study that will serve as the basis of efficiency programs for the industrial sector. The current database consists of companies in different sectors, such as: food and beverage, chemical, textile, clothing and leather, metal, rubber and plastic products, machinery and equipment, paper and printing. It also includes companies in the automotive sector, non-metallic minerals, common metals, furniture and wood, tobacco, recycling, and oil refineries.
According to one of the experts of the project, between 12% and 15% savings could be achieved through improvements in energy management. To reach the final diagnosis, apart from the surveys, a process of data validation and contrast of results will be conducted.