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Economic benefits from load management in a carpentry factory
Linköping University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Energy Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
1996 (English)In: Applied Thermal Engineering, ISSN 1359-4311, E-ISSN 1873-5606, Vol. 16, no 10, 829-834 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

As a result of a National Referendum and a subsequent parliament decision Sweden will phase out its nuclear power stations before the year 2010. This source of electricity accounts for about half the total electricity usage and therefore other sources must be constructed, or the country must use less electricity. One way to accomplish this, according to economic theory, is to increase the price of electricity, and we will probably be subject to such actions, at least if there is a risk of a shortage of electricity. Hitherto, most interest for saving energy has been emphasised on space and domestic hot water heating in buildings. The major part of electricity, however, is used in industry, and is therefore worth studying in more detail. One small carpentry plant which manufactures wooden staircases and fibreboard panels for ceilings has been studied. Using monitored data for 1 year of their electricity usage and costs, the amount of money which could be saved by the owner of the factory, if different load management measures had been applied, has been calculated. Thus it was possible to find the maximum cost for equipment that can turn off some processes, such as timber dryers, for short periods.

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Elsevier, 1996. Vol. 16, no 10, 829-834 p.
Keyword [en]
Load management; carpentries; electricity; kiln dryers; economy
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-75088DOI: 10.1016/1359-4311(95)00083-6OAI: diva2:503644
Available from: 2012-02-16 Created: 2012-02-16 Last updated: 2012-02-24

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