Series: upcoming challenges for smart manufacturing (6)

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.

Enabling energy efficient smart manufacturing

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 being introduced to allow the lead of energy efficiency and smart manufacturing over non-sustainable, conventional energy-intensive applications.

Power management and energy efficiency for smart manufacturing

Power management and energy efficiency are core components of smart manufacturing, but they also face major challenges. There is more than a basic need for energy availability and reliability while running smart industries.

Our challenges

  • New energy efficiency regulations for smart industries
  • Increasing use of energy in IoT to be able to provide energy efficient smart manufacturing solutions for end users
  • Develop reliable and available energy management for a 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.

Our challenges

  • Data connection to detect the current levels of renewable energy and its market price, enabling the convergence of energy generation and consumption
  • Find energy storage solutions that address security of supply and grid flexibility
  • Reduce peak loads using broad energy storage capacities