In the last few years, the cost of energy has increased many fold. This has made the measurement and management of energy a key area of activity in the industry. As the demand of energy increases world wide, the pressure on resources increases and this leads to the increase in costs. It is a simple issue of demand and supply.
This paper comments on possible ways to manage energy in a processing plant. More specifically it concentrates on better energy measurements and how to increase efficiency through benchmarking and information management. The paper offers practical ways to reduce operational costs with small capital expenditure and thus a fast ROI.