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Series: upcoming challenges for smart manufacturing #06

EUROGIA Chairwoman Sinem Altuncu on the links between low carbon energy technologies and smart manufacturing – and how to solve related challenges in power management and energy storage.

Low carbon energy technologies and Smart Manufacturing have a lot in common given that they both depend on technological advancements, appropriate infrastructures and new regulations.

Currently there is no common policy to be introduced to avoid the lead of energy and smart manufacturing to non sustainable, conventional energy intensive applications.

Power Management and Energy Efficiency for Smart Manufacturing:

Power management and energy efficiency as core components of Smart Manufacturing constitute also major challenges that lie ahead.   There is more than the basic need for energy availability and reliability while running smart industry. 

Challenges:

  • New  energy efficiency regulations for Smart Industry
  • Increasing usage of energy in IoT for Smart Manufacturing solutions while providing energy efficient solutions for end users.
  • Strong need for reliable and available energy management  for hyper connected reality

Energy Storage and Demand Response: 

Sustainable energy consumption and smart manufacturing are not currently linked. Demand response solutions as well as energy storage technologies will help address the sustainable energy consumption challenge for smart manufacturing.

Challenges:

  • Data connection detecting the current level of renewable energy and the market price enabling the convergence of energy generation and consumption
  • Obtaining energy storage solutions to address security of supply and grid flexibility
  • Reducing peak loads through  broad energy storage capacities

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