Smart Energy applied to a Portuguese fruit processing factory
This case study focuses on analysing and understanding how, when and where the energy consumption takes place.
There are two periods of consumption peak between 04:00 and 05:00h, inside the most inexpensive time-zone. That represents around €4260 / year.
There are two periods of consumption peak between 16:00 and 17:00h, inside the elevated fare time-zone. That represents around €7300 / year.
The 24/7 usage method could be downscaled to a 07 to 19h period and the production would not suffer a significant hit.
For this report, carried in 2019, three different types of equipment were sensorized and monitored: refrigeration compressors, a storage sector distribution panel and size-based fruit selector equipment.