5 ways to save energy in industry

February 24 2023

Industry is a major consumer of energy. In many places, energy is the single largest cost in the income statement. But how should the industry proceed to save energy?

Industry is a major consumer of energy. In many places, energy is the single largest cost in the income statement. Savings of a few percent in power consumption can bring huge profits in the long run. But how should the industry proceed to save energy? 


Here we list 5 concrete points that really make a difference. All these points have one thing in common. It is about making data available in a simple and correct way. The digitization of society has brought with it many great opportunities for industry to get a better handle on its processes.


It is now possible to bring together data from many different systems, integrate systems with each other and get a completely different overview of the business, which was not possible before. The possibilities to analyze data in real time, find trends and proactively prevent downtime in processes are also things that digitization has had an impact on.

1. Measuring energy in industry

To save energy in industry, you first need to measure Energy solutions. You need reliable data that can also be combined with measured values ​​from the entire plant or factory. To achieve this, you need a system where all meters speak the same language.

By using the solution from SenseNode, you can connect and measure at many different places in your process. The data is then available in SenseNode's platform, but can also be used by other systems via integrations. The data is available in the cloud, which makes the system easy to maintain and very reliable.

2. Energy monitoring in industry

Energy monitoring means that after completing step 1 and installing measurement on your facility, you also monitor the data and look for deviations. With smart systems, you can automate monitoring and set up alarms for various deviations. Then you can more easily avert problems that are otherwise often linked to high energy consumption.


For example, you can see if a machine is heading for overheating and will need to be shut down, which in that case would mean that another, more energy-demanding machine would have had to be started. Then, instead, the right measures can be put in place in good time to cool down the machine and avoid a downtime. Here you can therefore save a lot of energy.

3. Energy mapping within industry

Energy mapping is about analyzing the energy you add to a process and seeing how it is transformed. By mapping how you use the energy you consume, you can also become more aware of where there are savings and efficiencies to be made. SenseNode offers energy mapping as a service to its customers. Large savings can be made by making energy consumption visible.

4. Digitize

A factory that is digitized receives many advantages in terms of energy savings. This really is the future. Instead of sitting in a control room and looking at 10 different computer screens, with today's technology, you can sit in your home office and see everything via your computer. Industry 4.0 is the collective name for the digital revolution currently underway in industry. IIoT is another term that has emerged in industry and stands for Industrial Internet of Things. Here, it is therefore about connecting the industry in the cloud.

5. Invest in the platform of the future

Businesses looking to invest in the platform of the future should definitely take a look at SenseNode. Here is an overall solution that starts with connected meters to read correct data. To send that data up into the cloud and project it into various modules for energy efficiency, monitoring, and more. By moving the data up into the cloud via SenseNode, customers also open the door for smart integrations into other systems, which can do incredible things with the help of the data. An investment in SenseNode is an investment in one digitization of the business.

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