ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN THE LEBANESE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR: A GUIDELINE REPORT
As part of the EU - funded UNDP - CEDRO project, five energy audits were performed, three of which in local industries, to help facilities better manage their energy flow and reduce their production expenses. Through the energy audit, the beneficiaries, and on a wider scale, industries in Lebanon, can determine where, when, why and how energy is being used. And as a result, a set of recommendations, labelled as Energy Efficiency Measures (EEM), are identified.
The present publication was compiled using several industrial process available in Lebanon and using data collected in several audits. Results showed savings of up to 53% in some facilities split between electrical and thermal energy. HVAC EEMs had the largest impact in industries with heavy process and industrial refrigeration load.
This study recommends EEM sub-divided per category, along with their associated investment costs, savings and payback periods. Such measures, if adopted, would give the local manufacturer a competitive advantage in the international and/or regional market where every reduction in cost makes a difference.