Energy Management in the Automotive Industry is a challenge as the need for environmental sustainability is continually growing:
- Legal requirements and standards are becoming more and more focused on protecting the environment (e.g. ISO 50001).
- Energy costs are soaring sky high. A rise of 25% in energy costs since 2005 speaks for itself and energy prices are predicted to further increase in the coming years. Even though the prognoses vary considerably: a 30% increase in electricity prices can be expected in the next 10 years.
- In order to remain competitive resources must be used efficiently.
The advantages of an Energy Management System are therefore quite obvious: Energy and resource consumption costs fall dramatically!