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Drivers and barriers to industrial energy efficiency in textile industries of Bangladesh
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Bangladesh Army International University of Science and Technology, Cumilla, Bangladesh.
Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia.
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Bangladesh Army International University of Science and Technology, Cumilla, Bangladesh.
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2019 (English)In: Energies, ISSN 1996-1073, E-ISSN 1996-1073, Vol. 12, no 9, article id 1775Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Bangladesh faced a substantial growth in primary energy demand in the last few years. According to several studies, energy generation is not the only means to address energy demand; efficient energy management practices are also very critical. A pertinent contribution in the energy management at the industrial sector ensures the proper utilization of energy. Energy management and its efficiency in the textile industries of Bangladesh are studied in this paper. The outcomes demonstrate several barriers to energy management practices which are inadequate technical cost-effective measures, inadequate capital expenditure, and poor research and development. However, this study also demonstrates that the risk of high energy prices in the future, assistance from energy professionals, and an energy management scheme constitute the important drivers for the implementation of energy efficiency measures in the studied textile mills. The studied textile industries seem unaccustomed to the dedicated energy service company concept, and insufficient information regarding energy service companies (ESCOs) and the shortage of trained professionals in energy management seem to be the reasons behind this. This paper likewise finds that 3–4% energy efficiency improvements can be gained with the help of energy management practices in these industries. 

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MDPI, 2019. Vol. 12, no 9, article id 1775
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Bangladesh, Energy management, Energy policy, Industrial energy efficiency, Textile industry, Cost effectiveness, Costs, Research and development management, Risk assessment, Textile mills, Textiles, Energy efficiency improvements, Energy management schemes, Energy service companies (ESCos), Energy service company, Primary energy demand, Research and development, Energy efficiency
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Energy Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-30523DOI: 10.3390/en12091775ISI: 000469761700191Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85065863696OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-30523DiVA, id: diva2:1343998
Available from: 2019-08-20 Created: 2019-08-20 Last updated: 2019-08-20Bibliographically approved

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