Improving Energy Efficiency in Industry Project Completed

Oct 1, 2017

“Improving Energy Efficiency in Industry in Turkey Project” was successfully completed. The closing event was held on 11 September 2017 where the project outcomes were disclosed.

The “Improving Energy Efficiency in Industry in Turkey Project” was implemented by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The Project’s other beneficiaries were the Administration for Promotion of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (KOSGEB) and Turkish Standards Institute (TSE).

The Project aimed to improve energy efficiency in the industry by creating effective energy management through taking energy efficiency actions and using energy-efficient technologies, and encouraging industrial enterprises accordingly.

The closing event was attended by Mr. Fatih Dönmez, Undersecretary for the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources; Mr. Marco Matteini, UNIDO Programme Director; Mr. Claudio Tomasi, UNDP Turkey Country Director and Mr. Oğuz Can (Ph.D.), General Director of Renewable Energy.

Certificates were awarded to the leading industrial enterprises which implemented successful energy efficiency action under the Project, namely Arçelik A.Ş., Zorlu Tekstil, İGSAŞ, İstanbul Gübre San., Esan Eczacıbaşı, Kaleseramik, ISUZU, Mercedes Benz, Kardemir, PETKİM, Ege Çelik, Orta Anadolu Tekstil, Sanko Holding Süper Film, Akdaş Döküm, Ateş Çelik, Befesa Silverment, Bursa Çimento, İzmir Demir Çelik, Kartal Halı, Özen Mensucat, Serdar Plastik, Toyo Mürekkep, Yıldız Entegre and Zahit Alüminyum.

Certificates were also awarded to advisors and engineers who successfully completed the energy management system program under the Project.

The Project covered a range of programmatic deliveries such as training for the establishment of an energy management system, training of trainers, equipment support and energy efficiency to organized industrial districts (OIZs). The Project also produced energy audit guides, printed and visual materials for energy efficiency training, sectoral guides and reports. Exemplary detailed energy audits were conducted; works were undertaken to spread the use of Energy Management Systems; and the energy efficiency portal was updated. Throughout the Project activities carried out by experts from the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, UNDP and UNIDO, the international experience and good practices were infused by foreign trainers as well.

Having enrolled the energy efficiency consulting companies, OIZs and industrial enterprises as active stakeholders, the Project contributed to building infrastructure and capacity for improving energy efficiency in industry.

With 485 cases of energy efficiency applications realized in industry, the annual total energy saving amounted to 111,722 toe (tons of oil equivalent).

Speaking at the closing event, Mr. Fatih Dönmez, Undersecretary for the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, noted that the Turkish industrial sector accounted for approximately 32% of the national total energy consumption; made significant progress in terms of energy efficiency; however, there was still much room for improvement.

Mr. Claudio Tomasi, UNDP Turkey Country Director, stated that “The efforts for improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions in in industry contribute significantly both to Turkey’s climate action, to the objective of reducing Turkish energy density as indicated in her Energy Efficiency Strategy Paper at least by 20% by 2023 compared to 2011, and to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.”

Energy audits conducted in industrial enterprises

Under the Project, guides and checklists for preliminary energy audits were developed, and preliminary audits were conducted in 9 industrial facilities.

Sector-based detailed audit methodologies were developed to conduct energy audits in a deeper approach covering also the processes. Guides and checklists were prepared for 7 sectors namely iron-steel, cement, pulp and paper, ceramics, glass, textiles, food and beverages; then, detailed energy audits were conducted in 14 industrial enterprises operating in those sectors.

OIZs supported by provision of testing and measuring equipment

Training was delivered to OIZs in 11 cities to strengthen the capacities of energy management units in OIZs. Provided further under the Project were such testing and measuring devices as thermal cameras, infrared thermometers, ultrasonic liquid meters, energy analyzers, multi-function HVAC meters, flue gas analyzers, ultrasonic leak detectors, tachometers, conductivity meters in support of the training. Films on the use of measuring devices were prepared to ensure that knowledge be accessible to more people.

In the future, the personnel assigned in the energy management units in OIZs will use these devices; assess the measurement data; and based on the results, identify the measures that should be taken in matters of energy efficiency and energy management systems.

Energy Management System established in industrial enterprises

ISO 50001 Energy Management System (EnMS) was established in 60 industrial enterprises in two phases each lasting 9 months. The establishment of EnMS in industrial enterprises is of great importance in terms of facility-level holistic approach to energy, closely monitoring energy, and improving energy efficiency at all stages.

More than 2,000 engineers reached out by training, updated guides and publications produced

Meetings and training sessions were conducted on energy efficiency for many organizations and entities ranging from industrial enterprises, energy service providers, OIZs to energy efficiency consulting companies. A total of 2,104 persons received training on such topics as energy management systems, energy audits, benchmarking, financial schemes, measuring devices, measuring techniques, technical and financial analysis of projects, energy performance management.

Further produced were various books on optimization of pumping systems, fans, compressed air and steam systems; publications such as Practical Guide for Energy Management System, Preliminary Audit Methodology which were distributed to energy professionals, consultants and advisors, energy managers, industrial enterprises and relevant associations.

With 485 cases of energy efficiency applications realized in industry, the annual total energy saving amounted to 111,722 toe (tons of oil equivalent). This corresponded to a reduction of 645,474 tons of carbon dioxide from the industrial sector.

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