Energy Efficiency in Indian Sugar Industries
The energy audits conducted by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in various sugar industries in India indicates that many sugar plants are still using out-dated technology and inefficient equipment, and are following inefficient operating practices. But some of the progressive sugar plants have already initiated various energy efficiency measures and are reaping the benefits of reduced energy consumption. This article depicts a comparison of specific energy consumption of inefficient sugar plants and energy efficient sugar plants with reference to the major energy consuming equipment/sections. The case studies of many energy efficiency measures adopted by energy efficient sugar industries are also discussed in detail.