2013-2014

Under the Portuguese Plan to Promote Efficient Consumption (PPEC) for 2013-2014, the Portuguese Energy Services Regulatory Authority (ERSE) has approved and awarded 8 different Measures to IBERDROLA:

 

Awareness campaign for people with disabilities & impairments and senior citizens

This measure will be carried out in partnership with the CRPG – Gaia Centre for Professional Rehabilitation.

It aims to encourage changes in the behaviour of consumers with special needs (people with disabilities & impairments and senior citizens) with a view to reducing their electricity consumption by adopting more efficiency practices as regards energy.

Involvement in 40 social organisations working to include people with disabilities and impairments in active social life, as well as other organisations classified as day centres for senior citizens.

Awareness initiatives will be carried out at the premises of the respective organisations and the focus will be both on the customers attending these institutions and the technical and training staff that work there.

Surveys will be conducted to gather information on behaviour before and after the awareness and education programmes, so as to assess any changes in behaviour and analyse the results obtained.

100% funded by the Portuguese Energy Services Regulatory Authority (ERSE), i.e. participants will not incur any costs.

For further information, please contact via the following e-mail: ppec@iberdrola.pt

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Definition, assessment and training on energy efficiency projects leading to contracts with energy services companies

The staff in charge of energy efficiency (Local Energy Managers/ Energy Managers) do not always have the up-to-date tools and knowledge needed to implement measures and technologies that will promote reductions in energy consumption. In most circumstances, this role is performed by the maintenance services.

It is obviously a situation where the staff in charge of the paradigm shift that energy efficiency management contracts are creating for traditional contracts are lacking in the necessary information and training.  These technicians urgently need to be trained and equipped with the knowledge they need to adapt to the new reality.

The goal of this measure is to define tools to support decisions when launching procedures in the area of energy efficiency, as well as tools for assessing proposals and mapping how performance should be assessed in the case of contracts with energy services companies.

Intervention at 50 buildings belonging to public or private enterprises with major energy consumption and the potential for projects to be carried out by energy services companies.

A Best Practices manual will be drawn up for each beneficiary company at the end of the project.

100% funded by the Portuguese Energy Services Regulatory Authority (ERSE), i.e. participants will not incur any costs.

For further information, please contact via the following e-mail: ppec@iberdrola.pt

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Capacitor batteries

This measure involves the turnkey installation in industrial and agricultural sector companies of capacitor batteries whose capacity is adjusted to each particular facility. The goal is to eliminate supplementary costs on electricity bills due to reactive energy consumption during peak periods and bring down overall energy consumption.

Excessive reactive energy consumption causes negative effects such as instability, voltage variations and high losses due to the Joule effect.  In addition, after certain values are exceeded, it causes supplementary costs on electricity bills.

The following points are being considered as the wider goals for this measure:

  • Saving energy by reducing losses from heating conductors and transformers;
  • Increasing the in capacity available in cables and transformers;
  • Improving the power factor by bringing apparent power (kVA) closer to active power (kW);
  • Reducing the unit cost of energy;
  • Noticeable improvements in electricity grid operating conditions.

Conditions for eligibility:

  • Economic activity code (C.A.E.) designating that company belongs to the industrial or agricultural sector;
  • The characteristics of the facilities should be such that they are no impediment to the installation of the proposed equipment;
  • The registration limit for de minimis grants may not be exceeded.

Contribution from the Portuguese Plan to Promote Efficient Consumption (PPEC):

  • Validated on an individual basis depending on candidates' past reactive energy consumption.

To apply, please write to the following e-mail: ppec@iberdrola.pt

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eCube for refrigeration systems in the food sector

This measure promotes the installation in food sector companies of food temperature simulants (eCube) with a view to reducing energy consumption in refrigerated areas (aisles, industrial buildings used for food processing, chilling and freezing rooms).

The eCube is a device containing a food simulant gel. The temperature control probes for the chilling and freezing rooms are introduced in the eCube, where they remain in contact with the gel. This means that they provide the gel temperature (i.e. the simulated food temperature) to the control systems that activate the evaporators and cold compressors.

Conditions for eligibility:

  • Economic activity code (C.A.E.) designating that company belongs to the industrial or agricultural sector;
  • The registration limit for de minimis grants may not be exceeded.

Contribution from the Portuguese Plan to Promote Efficient Consumption (PPEC):

  • The PPEC contribution assessment will depend on the energy savings to be obtained by the candidate as a result of installing the equipment.

To apply, please write to the following e-mail: ppec@iberdrola.pt

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UV equipment control systems

This measure is aimed at ultraviolet (UV) systems used for curing, disinfection and surface treatment. The goal is to promote the use of smart control systems that adjust electrical parameters to improve the efficiency levels of these machines, by supplying only the amount of energy that is needed to perform the task. The average consumption reduction levels achieved are over 40% in the case of active energy and 50% in that of reactive.

The consumers that are eligible to take part are industrial companies that use UV systems in activities ranging from: surface treatment and finishing applications; ink printing; UV disinfection; UV oxidation; the curing of various materials and the application of films to various different materials.

Conditions for eligibility:

  • Economic activity code (C.A.E.) designating that company belongs to the industrial or agricultural sector;
  • The registration limit for de minimis grants may not be exceeded.

Contribution from the Portuguese Plan to Promote Efficient Consumption (PPEC):

  • The PPEC contribution assessment will depend on the energy savings to be obtained by the candidate as a result of installing the equipment.

To apply, please write to the following e-mail: ppec@iberdrola.pt

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Driving force control systems

This measure aims to install driving force controllers that can improve the efficiency levels of these machines by adjusting the electrical input parameters for motors and supplying only the energy that is needed to complete the task.

The measure includes a metering service to enable on-site reading of active and reactive energy consumption levels before and after the equipment is commissioned.

Conditions for eligibility:

  • Economic activity code (C.A.E.) designating that company belongs to the industrial or agricultural sector;
  • Industrial companies with driving force machines that operate on a continuous basis at partial load and which produce work for the following activities, among others: air compression (particularly reciprocating compressors), refrigeration, transport, pressing, plastic injection moulding, casting, die-casting, grinding, sawing, cutting, granulation, pumping, agitation, etc.
  • The registration limit for de minimis grants may not be exceeded.

Contribution from the Portuguese Plan to Promote Efficient Consumption (PPEC):

  • The PPEC contribution assessment will depend on the energy savings to be obtained by the candidate as a result of installing the equipment.

To apply, please write to the following e-mail: ppec@iberdrola.pt

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Frequency variators

This measure involves the installation of frequency converters for AC induction motors that transform the industrial frequency of electricity into variable frequency, thus varying motor speed.

The main advantages of installing frequency converters in AC motors are:

  • Enhanced energy performance, especially in dynamic control;
  • Enhanced waveform, thereby reducing motor noise and energy losses accordingly;
  • Improvements in the control process and therefore in product quality;
  • Provides a power factor (cos Φ) that is very close to unity;
  • Allows to control various motors;
  • Protects motors from overcurrent and overvoltage.

Before the converters are selected and installed, energy audits will be carried out on potential users with a view to proposing the most efficient solution for each participant.

Conditions for eligibility:

  • Economic activity code (C.A.E.) designating that company belongs to the industrial or agricultural sector;
  • Motors that need to operate at variable load;
  • The registration limit for de minimis grants may not be exceeded.

Contribution from the Portuguese Plan to Promote Efficient Consumption (PPEC):

  • The PPEC contribution assessment will depend on the energy savings to be obtained by the candidate as a result of installing the equipment.

To apply, please write to the following e-mail: ppec@iberdrola.pt.

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Global illumination in industry

This comprehensive measure involves the installation in  companies belonging to the industrial and agricultural sectors of high-efficiency lighting to replace less efficient equipment, by direct substitution, thus enabling a reduction in electricity consumption and the associated CO2 emissions, as well as a significant drop in maintenance costs.

Various conventional efficient technologies are taken into consideration, such as:

  • replacement of T8 fluorescent lamps with T5 fluorescent lamps;
  • replacement of high-pressure vapour lamps with T5 fluorescent lamps;
  • replacement of T8 tubular fluorescent lamps with LED tubes;
  • mixed projects.

The results achieved in projects previously implemented under the auspices of the Portuguese Plan to Promote Efficient Consumption (PPEC) will be publicised so as to ensure growing awareness of the advantages of various lighting technologies.

Conditions for eligibility:

  • Economic activity code (C.A.E.) designating that company belongs to the industrial or agricultural sector;
  • Targets for replacing existing lighting;
  • Validation of replacement technologies/ those to be replaced;
  • The registration limit for de minimis grants may not be exceeded.

Contribution from the Portuguese Plan to Promote Efficient Consumption (PPEC):

  • The PPEC contribution assessment will depend on the energy savings to be obtained by the candidate as a result of installing the equipment.

To apply, please contact via the following e-mail: ppec@iberdrola.pt

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