Reserves for improving the efficiency of thermal power stations: external on-site energy examination
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Thermal Energy Technology Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine
Individual Entrepreneur Danylo Volodymyrovych Yevtukhov, Ukraine
Scientific Technical Center “Aeroplast”, Ukraine
Submission date: 2023-02-08
Final revision date: 2023-02-28
Acceptance date: 2023-02-28
Publication date: 2023-03-23
Corresponding author
Volodymyr Yevtukhov   

Thermal Energy Technology Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine
Polityka Energetyczna – Energy Policy Journal 2023;26(1):59–76
This article systematizes the experience of conducting energy audits of production facilities and municipal establishments in the form of recommendations. The purpose of the analysis is to substantiate the criteria for an effective energy audit for thermal power stations. The object of the study is the formal and regulatory content of such criteria. The subject of the analysis (a prerequisite for objectification) is the systemic relationship of formal criteria with production efficiency. Based on the experience of energetic examinations, the general requirements for the subjects of the energy audit of thermal power stations are highlighted and the general approaches and the sequence of the analytical audit are recommended. It is generalized that the restoration and improvement of thermal power stations as elements of the Ukrainian energy system are cost-effectively provided that the relations between the customer and the energy auditor are transparent and open. From the perspective of energy management, the external on-site energy examination assesses the technical and economic performance of thermal power stations in a broad, comprehensive manner, identifying shortcomings and reserves, providing forecasting and determining the main areas of a thermal power station’s operation, and improving the plant’s reputation.
Rezerwy na poprawę efektywności elektrowni cieplnych: zewnętrzne badanie energii na miejscu
efektywność energetyczna, zużycie energii, modernizacja, audyt energetyczny, ekonomia
W artykule uporządkowano, w formie zaleceń, doświadczenia z przeprowadzania audytów energetycznych zakładów produkcyjnych i komunalnych. Celem analizy jest uzasadnienie kryteriów skutecznego audytu energetycznego dla elektrociepłowni. Przedmiotem opracowania jest treść formalna i regulacyjna takich kryteriów. Przedmiotem analizy (warunek konieczny obiektywizacji) jest systemowy związek kryteriów formalnych z efektywnością produkcji. Na podstawie doświadczeń z badań energetycznych zwrócono uwagę na ogólne wymagania dotyczące przedmiotów audytu energetycznego elektrowni cieplnych oraz zalecono ogólne podejścia i kolejność przeprowadzania audytu analitycznego. Uogólnia się, że odbudowa i usprawnienie elektrowni cieplnych jako elementów systemu energetycznego Ukrainy jest opłacalne pod warunkiem, że relacje między klientem a audytorem energetycznym są przejrzyste i otwarte. Z punktu widzenia zarządzania energią, Zewnętrzne badanie energetyczne na miejscu ocenia techniczną i ekonomiczną wydajność elektrowni cieplnych w szeroki, kompleksowy sposób, identyfikując braki i rezerwy, zapewniając prognozowanie i określając główne obszary działania elektrowni cieplnej oraz poprawiając reputację zakładu.
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