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

Julio R. Gómez Sarduy, Percy R. Viego Felipe, Yamile Díaz Torres, Mario A. Álvarez-Guerra Plascencia, Vladimir Sousa Santos and Dries Haeseldonckx
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Julio R. Gómez Sarduy: Center of Energy and Environmental Studies, Universidad de Cienfuegos, Cuba,
Percy R. Viego Felipe: Center of Energy and Environmental Studies, Universidad de Cienfuegos, Cuba
Yamile Díaz Torres: Center of Energy and Environmental Studies, Universidad de Cienfuegos, Cuba
Mario A. Álvarez-Guerra Plascencia: Center of Energy and Environmental Studies, Universidad de Cienfuegos, Cuba
Vladimir Sousa Santos: Department of Energy, Universidad de la Costa (CUC), Barranquilla, Colombia
Dries Haeseldonckx: KU Leuven, Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Campus Group T, Leuven, Belgium.

International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 2018, vol. 8, issue 4, 324-330

Abstract: In this paper, a predictive tool for the energy consumption of wheat milling process using multiple linear regression 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 versus production

Keywords: energy performance indicators; energy efficiency; wheat milling (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: K32 L94 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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