A New Energy Performance Indicator for Energy Management System of a Wheat Mill Plant

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  • Julio R. Gómez Sarduy Universidad de Cienfuegos
  • Percy R. Viego Felipe Universidad de Cienfuegos
  • Yamile Díaz Torres Universidad de Cienfuegos
  • Mario A. Álvarez-Guerra Plascencia Universidad de Cienfuegos
  • Vladimir Sousa Santos Universidad de la Costa (CUC) http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8808-1914
  • Dries Haeseldonckx KU Leuven

Abstract

In this paper, a predictive tool for the energy consumption of wheat milling process using Multiple Linear Regression (MLR) and a new Energy Performance Indicator (EnPI) is proposed. This EnPI does not only consider the production of flour but also the particle size of flour and added water for softening wheat. The results of the study, carried out in a wheat mill plant in Cuba, show a good coincidence between the predicted and real energy consumption for the developed model. It also demonstrates the effectiveness of EnPI proposed as a tool for management and energy savings in the company under study. Due to the complexity of the proposed model, for obtaining the baseline and estimating the energy saving potential, a probabilistic method was used. It was statistically demonstrated by the determination index (R2), that the new proposed model is superior to the conventional model of energy vs. production.

Keywords: energy performance indicators, energy efficiency, wheat milling

JEL Classifications: K32, L94

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Author Biographies

Julio R. Gómez Sarduy, Universidad de Cienfuegos

Center of Energy and Environmental Studies.

Percy R. Viego Felipe, Universidad de Cienfuegos

Center of Energy and Environmental Studies

Yamile Díaz Torres, Universidad de Cienfuegos

Center of Energy and Environmental Studies

Mario A. Álvarez-Guerra Plascencia, Universidad de Cienfuegos

Center of Energy and Environmental Studies

Vladimir Sousa Santos, Universidad de la Costa (CUC)

Department of energy

Dries Haeseldonckx, KU Leuven

Faculty of Industrial Engineering

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2018-07-16

How to Cite

Gómez Sarduy, J. R., Viego Felipe, P. R., Díaz Torres, Y., Plascencia, M. A. Álvarez-G., Santos, V. S., & Haeseldonckx, D. (2018). A New Energy Performance Indicator for Energy Management System of a Wheat Mill Plant. International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 8(4), 324–330. Retrieved from https://www.econjournals.com/index.php/ijeep/article/view/6753

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