Energy, economic and environmental benefits of using high-efficiency motors to replace standard motors for the Malaysian industries

Saidur, Rahman and Mahlia, Teuku Meurah Indra (2010) Energy, economic and environmental benefits of using high-efficiency motors to replace standard motors for the Malaysian industries. Energy Policy, 38 (8). pp. 4617-4625. ISSN 0301-4215

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Abstract

Electric motors use major share (i.e. about 30-80 of total industrial energy consumption) of total industrial energy use around the world. Experiences from other countries show that government intervention in the form of regulations such as mandatory and voluntary approaches can save sizeable amount of energy along with the reduction in emissions associated with energy savings. This paper presents potential energy savings by introducing high-efficiency motors as a case study in Malaysian industrial sector. Emission reductions associated with the energy savings has been estimated and presented as well. It was also estimated that a cumulative amount of 1940 and 892 GWh of energy can be saved for 20 and 120 kW motors, respectively, in Malaysia relative to BAU over the next 10 years. Similarly, a cumulative amount of USD 100 million and USD 60 million can be saved as utility bills for the same motor categories. It has been found that the payback period of different capacities of motors are less than a year. Based on results, it was found that 1789 million kg of CO(2) emission can be avoided by replacing standard motors with high-efficiency motors.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 615EY Times Cited:8 Cited References Count:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: high-efficiency motors; energy saving; emission reductions; electric motors; empirical-analysis; sector; savings; emissions; china; cost accounting.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2013 03:41
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2019 06:11
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/6730

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