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Demand side improvements in energy efficiency & energy savings in plants & facilities for asset & energy intensive industries
2012 will be probably one of the most difficult years to forecast for some time. Concerns remain about the changing business environment and the slowdown in the global economy.
Global competition (mainly from BRIC Countries), maturing markets, over-capacity plants, increasing environmental pressure, and rising raw material prices continue to challenge the profitability of asset intensive industries such as steel, glass, chemical, pulp & paper, cement, oil & gas, petrochemicals / refineries, food, pharmaceuticals, metals, iron & steel and aluminium.
Foreseeable shortage of raw materials, rising production costs and oligopolies in the electricity sector, for example, contribute to a significant extent in the steadily rising energy prices. Increasing energy demand, global climate change, and constrained energy supplies are likely to impact how energy affects business in the future. If energy prices also rise dramatically, due to increased demand and constrained supply, business impacts will include reduced profits due to high operating costs and loss of competitiveness in energy intensive businesses. Excessive energy costs directly reduce the company's balance sheet. At the same time for the protection of the environment it is urgently needed to reduce the amount of CO2 emissions. Who against this background, decides to save energy, will not only reduce operating costs but also provides the foundation for sustainable competitiveness of their company.
The efficient use of energy is, today and in the future, a key competitive factor for asset intensive and in these regard energy intensive companies. Systematic energy management helps to reduce energy consumption significantly and counteract rising energy costs. This includes efficient energy controlling, as well as economic use of energy and the best possible energy procurement. But long lasting success can only be achieved if these various measures are integrated into a stable organisational infrastructure and a target-oriented process.
In this regard, the ener.CON Europe 2012 will focus and discuss with leading companies from more than 30 countries strategic approaches and operational improvements in energy efficiency & savings in plants & facilities (demand side) for asset intensive industries.
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