Development and testing of an energy saving tool - Suitability analysis with case study


TEKE A., Timur O., BAYINDIR K. Ç.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ELECTRICAL POWER & ENERGY SYSTEMS, cilt.77, ss.59-69, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 77
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ijepes.2015.11.012
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ELECTRICAL POWER & ENERGY SYSTEMS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.59-69

Özet

The increasing demand for electrical energy, the depletion of fossil fuel based resources and environmental constraints have made it mandatory for the efficient use of electrical energy, energy saving applications and implementing an energy management program. In this paper, a user-friendly tool for tracking and analyzing the electric bills, suggesting the best electricity tariff, controlling the active and reactive power rates, increasing energy efficiency, allowing the consumer to compare the alternatives and avoiding any penalties is presented step by step. The proposed energy saving tool will also help the electrical and more particularly power engineers and consumers in industrial sector to reduce electricity consumption while maintaining the quality of service. The developed tool is applied and tested to determine the optimal design of electrical power system in a university hospital. Test results reveal the performance of the developed tool for an optimization of commercial and industrial plants under different scenarios of power consumption and load demand. The program is written in the Delphi programming environment XE3 to provide enhanced flexibility and runs on Windows. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.