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Energy Management

02/07/2011 11:54 PM

Hi Guys,

I ha a little issue here and I need your help. I currently manage a facility that is made up of 4 different buildings within the same compound. It is an hospitality business environment. How can I manage my Diesel consumption? Whenever there is just ONE guest in the house, I just have to put on the generator for at least 8 hours. This is not cost effective. Kindly advice.

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Re: Energy Management

02/08/2011 2:40 AM

Buy a smaller DG to run during light loading. Ask your guests to turn off lights when they leave a room.

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02/08/2011 2:47 AM

You could integrate the Diesel Generator into a remote power station which would utilise an inverter run from a battery bank charged by both Photo Voltaic Solar panels and a wind driven Generator.

If you size the inverter/battery bank adequately then you won't need to run the generator unless there is significant demand.

Adding solar water heating will also help in reduciing the need to run the generator.

The initial cost of setting up will be significant however that will be amortised over a period of time.

Not knowing where on the globe you are, and what the operational requirements are, makes it a bit difficult to offer specific advice.

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02/08/2011 1:15 PM

Might want to use motion sensor lighting in non-long term occupied areas. These can be set to go off after a certain length of time which will reduce the electrical usage all over.

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02/08/2011 11:42 PM

Consider to install a hybrid system i.e. when solar energy is available generate energy from it and switch over to DG set when solar energy is not available. Capital cost may be higher but reduces the operational cost if you have good sun shine.

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02/09/2011 12:17 AM

You are not giving us much to go on here. Please fully describe the system, battery bank size, inverter capacity, are there other sources of energy?

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