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This exploratory study illustrates the effects of the application of electrical energy efficiency programs in 7 food processing companies in Cuenca, Ecuador. The research encompassed phases of diagnosis, intervention and evaluation. A comparative analysis between the companies was conducted: energy consumption versus product volume, energy-quality analysis, relation between compliance-specific energy consumption, and the impact on CO2 emissions. Results revealed that the acceptance to the recommendations of savings is biased by the level of investments and the willing-proneness of the administration. The study showed that interventions had a partial effect on the reduction of the specific energy consumption in 4 companies. In addition, it has obtained a positive effect on the power factor correction in one company and an improvement on the load balance in 5. The research showed the existence of a significant reduction of emissions post-intervention, highlighting the effectiveness of the programs.

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Palabras clave: Energy Efficiency, food processing companies, CO2 emissions





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DYNA http:--dyna.medellin.unal.edu.co- Impact of electrical energy efficiency programs, case study: Food processing companies in Cuenca, Ecuador Impacto de programas de eficiencia energética eléctrica, estudio de caso: Empresas alimentarias en Cuenca, Ecuador Galo Carrillo-Rojas a, Juan Andrade-Rodas b, Antonio Barragán-Escandón c and Ana Astudillo-Alemán d a M Sc., Dirección de Investigación - Universidad de Cuenca, Ecuador, galo.carrillo@ucuenca.edu.ec b M Sc., Facultad de Ingeniería - Universidad de Cuenca, Ecuador, juan.andrade@ucuenca.edu.ec c M Sc., Dirección de Investigación - Universidad de Cuenca, Ecuador, tono_barragan@yahoo.es d M Sc., Centro de Estudios Ambientales - Universidad de Cuenca, Ecuador, anilua33@hotmail.com Received: November 12th, 2013.
Received in revised form: January 22th, 2014,.
Accepted: February 5th, de 2014 Abstract This exploratory study illustrates the effects of the application of electrical energy efficiency programs in 7 food processing companies in Cuenca, Ecuador.
The research encompassed phases of diagnosis, intervention and evaluation.
A comparative analysis between the companies was conducted: energy consumption versus product volume, energy-quality analysis, relation between compliance-specific energy consumption, and the impact on CO2 emissions.
Results revealed that the acceptance to the recommendations of savings is biased by the level of investments and the willing-proneness of the administration.
The study showed that interventions had a partial effect on the reduction of the specific energy consumption in 4 companies.
In addition, it has obtained a positive effect on the power factor correction in one company and an improvement on the load balance in 5.
The research showed the existence of a significant reduction of emissions post-intervention, highlighting the effectiveness of the programs. Keywords: Energy Efficiency, food processing companies, CO2 emissions. Resumen El estudio exploratorio muestra los r...






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