Galp has identified the reduction of energy costs as one of the main concerns of business people, particularly in sectors where these costs represent a significant share of the ESF. Through Energy Solutions, we have been developing tailor-made projects and solutions that enable these companies to become more sustainable and prepared to compete in international markets.
In 2017, Galp, in partnership with Adene, made progress in making available measures and tools that will enable a more effective energy consumption management in relation to compressed air systems in industrial and agricultural companies. Compressed air is a utility with intensive use in some industries and accounts for an average 10-15% of the electric bill. Compressed air systems are considered to have a potential for energy savings which in some cases may reach 30%. This measure intends to test and make known to the market new equipment that promotes the efficient use of this utility with average paybacks of less than three years.
National energy efficiency programme – Consumption management system and equipment implementation
This programme, promoted by Galp and ISA Energy, was aimed at Portuguese SMEs from the industrial sector that used electricity as a source of energy, and its goal was to provide companies with monitoring, management and control tools that enabled them to optimise their electricity consumption and reduce their energy costs.
The industries therefore benefited from the installation of electric meters that allow detailing the energy consumption according to the most representative areas of the Company, supported by an energy management software and technical support within the context of energy efficiency.
In the case of the industry, as for other sectors, solutions recommended by Galp may include an associated financing structure. This option enables clients to use the funds available to implement more efficient production solutions.