To identify and evaluate, through visits to industrial facilities, opportunities for energy conservation.
The Global Sustainable Energy Partnership (GSEP) supported an E3 assessment of a manufacturing plant in Manaus, Brazil, with the help of its member companies Eletrobras, Duke Energy and American Electric Power (AEP), as well as the University of Dayton (Ohio, USA) and the University of Pará in Brazil. An E3 assessment investigates energy, waste, and productivity savings for manufacturers. The assessment was conducted from August 1-5, 2011.
The objective of the energy assessment effort was to identify and evaluate, through visits to industrial facilities, opportunities for energy conservation. The evaluation process was based on the data gathered during the site visit, and was thereby affected in detail and completeness by on-site limitations at the time. In cases where assessment recommendations (ARs) involving engineering design and capital investment are attractive to the company, it is recommended that the services of a consulting engineering firm be engaged (when in-house expertise is not available) to do detailed engineering design and to estimate implementation costs. Thus, the contents of this report are offered as guidance.