Design of Energy Efficiency Power Plant for Steel Re-rolling Mills of Pakistan


Pakistan is in the midst of one of the worst energy crises in its history. This is both slowing the pace of economic activity and causing public unrest with prolonged outages of electricity and gas. Including losses at the consumer level, Pakistan is losing 82% of its energy to inefficiencies. For countries like Pakistan with high external debts and severe energy crisis, energy efficiency is very important. That means if Pakistan would only concentrate on reducing the inefficiencies in its energy flow, much of the energy crisis would be resolved. The main objective of this research is to devise methods for integrating energy efficiency into power system resource planning and to introduce the Energy Efficiency Power Plant Concept in the industrial sector. This research will generate a data inventory of energy consumption for various industries through energy audits and will identify the areas of potential energy losses. On the basis of this data, multiple Energy Efficiency Measures will be suggested to make the use of energy more efficient which will result in huge energy savings and methods for incorporating energy efficiency in the power system resource will be provided. As a MW saved is a MW generated therefore these energy savings in other words will be the energy generated through energy efficiency, acquired at much lower cost than conventional electricity generation, with all the additional benefits that comes with it. The concept of Energy Efficiency Power Plant is of setting up a “virtual” power plants, which invests in energy efficiency measures and ensures more MWs available to the national grid.

Presented By

Muhammad Rizwan, MSc
Research Associate
Center for Industrial and Building Energy Audits

Muhammad Rizwan is currently completing his Masters Degree in Thermal Systems Engineering form U.S. Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy, University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar, Pakistan. His area of research is related to Energy Efficiency Power Plant. During his graduate studies he has successfully completed a one semester course on Energy Auditing and Planning. He is also working as a Research Associate at the Center for Industrial and Building Energy Audits, University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar, Pakistan. He has conducted several energy audits in the industrial sector of Pakistan including steel and marble factories. He did his undergraduate in mechanical engineering from the same university in 2017. He is also an international student member of Association of Energy Engineers, USA.