Infrastructure requirements to support a user-pays energy management environment in a manufacturing plant
M Lees, R Ellen
2017 11th Asian Control Conference (ASCC) | IEEE Press | Published : 2017
Contemporary environmental sustainability challenges coupled with rising energy costs compel the manufacturing industry to tightly monitor energy consumption. User-pays accountability systems are an appealing pathway to evoke genuine motivation to monitor and reduce energy consumption. This paper outlines the numerous issues and challenges associated with implementing such a system in existing manufacturing plants. A case study of a functioning user-pays system in a modern brewery is presented.
Financial support for system development and implementation at Yatala brewery was provided by Carlton & United Breweries. The author would like to thank the management of Carlton & United Breweries for permission to publish this work.