India Energy Efficiency Dialogue
Today, the need for energy efficiency is more significant than ever as the world looks to de-carbonize industries and infrastructure. It has become an integral part of the manufacturing landscape, as companies strive to make efficient use of resources, while limiting their impact on the environment. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), industry accounts for 37% of global energy use and some 30% of global energy is consumed in buildings.
While mostly hidden from public view, electric motors and variable speed drives power a vast range of applications fundamental to our modern way of life, from heavy industries to facilities that produce food and beverages, water and wastewater facilities, and commercial buildings. By making the decision to use energy efficient motors, businesses can lower their energy costs and reduce their carbon footprint. Though there are significant efficiency gains to be reaped from upgrading a motor, still greater energy savings are achievable when a high-efficiency motor is used in combination with a variable-speed drive.