Energy efficiency system has a great impact on the Canadian Auto Industry. Explore the astounding benefits of energy efficiency system for the auto industry and know how you can develop that.
Conventional business strategies have taken the back seat since the inception of the electricity. It is pretty simple that more production would need more energy, so as to increase the business competitiveness; it is inevitable to embrace the energy efficiency in all the sectors. It basically emphasizes the use of less energy to power up more attractive business opportunities.
Growing role of energy efficiency in auto sector
In the year 1988, an obscure business journal introduced us with the phrase “lean manufacturing” and this was able to bring such revolutionary changes in the American auto industry. The industry actually went through a reinvention to cut the costs and even stay competitive. Most of the Canadian auto industry is now going through the pressure of contributing to the cost effectiveness.
The changing cost equation has compelled the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) to rethink over the energy management and overhauling its approach to conservation. It’s true that the energy bills of an auto plant is certainly not the highest operating cost (merely the 20 percent) however, the increased electricity cost over the last decade or a bit more than that has led the leading companies to redouble their conservation efforts.
There are a few concerns that are actually driving the auto companies to adopt energy efficiency methods and those facts are:
· Rising energy costs
· Incentive programs
· Uncertainty of the future electric price
Let’s now find out how the energy efficiency has its impact on the auto industry or what the leading auto industries are planning to make better use of energy efficiency.
Industry leaders target the low-hanging fruit:
There are accessories and equipments used in the cars that consume the energy and the industry leaders are targeting to reduce the consumptions for those accessories like; lighting, compressed air system, chiller systems etc. the industry is now looking forward to more energy efficient lighting and LED lighting is certainly a better alternative. It has energy efficiency, better light quality and more longevity.
When it comes to the chiller system, regardless of the fact that a plant is using a series of smaller and decentralized chillers or an industrial sized central system, using optimized chilled water can cause dramatic savings on energy.
Prioritizing the electricity conservation:
There are of course many advantages of upgrading but there are still many plants that are running their wheels on energy efficiency. This simply means that those companies are not really aware of the great impact of conservation. The big difference is made by the little progressive companies in form of making a reinvestment of the cost earned from the energy saving technology.
Overcoming the obstacles:
There are short to medium shutdowns in every plant. The Oshawa Assembly Plant of GM has a two-week summer shutdown period, a week and a half around the Christmas and there are some other stretched weekends. During this time, the lines aren’t running so this clearly means that the energy conservation upgrades need to be planned effectively in order to avoid the loss of the production time.
Support the energy manager:
It is the grace of the lean revolution that actually has proved that Canadian auto industry is all set to take up any new way of operating, new technology and exceptional ways of producing same parts and vehicles. Today energy conservation has become one of the most common things. If apt support and resources are provided the energy managers can come up with many energy saving resources.
The culture of energy efficiency has created tremendous stride over the past 15 years and now the big challenge in front of you would be to engage the employees into energy efficiency cause.
Prompt Assembly & Packaging Inc.