American oil and gas corporation ExxonMobil and renewable energy management services provider ENER-G have launched a free energy-efficiency measures guide for the wind sector.
The guide provides managers with advice and practical recommendations on prioritising productivity while saving energy.
ENER-G’s technical director Chris Marsland said: "Industrial energy bills can be reduced by as much as one fifth through simple, cost-effective measures to cut wastage.
"The guide outlines how on-site energy generation using efficient and low-carbon technologies such as combined heat and power (CHP) can create enormous savings.
"The latest research shows that inefficient energy production is costing the UK £9.5bn per year, whereas decentralised energy production using CHP can achieve cost savings of up to 40% over electricity sourced from the grid and heat generated by on-site boilers."
The guide also recommends adopting an integrated energy strategy, smart metering, control strategies, energy audits, decentralised energy generation such as combined heat and power (CHP), and changing to more energy-efficient lubricants.
It also provides tips on reducing energy demand in factories, offices and warehouses while highlighting the financial help available for incorporating energy-efficient measures.
In addition, the guide explains way the right lubricant selection can help companies save energy and provides advice on legislative and regulatory compliance.