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Hayat Energy and ICRON for a Blue Planet
Amsterdam, 17 February 2016. At Hayat Kimya’s three paper & pulp and hygienic products production facilities, the energy demand was very expensive to meet. At the same time they were producing so much hot water and steam that evaporated into thin air.
The challenge for Hayat Energy was to create an integrated plan for both paper and renewable energy production. Using ICRON’s platform for advanced planning, scheduling and optimization, Hayat Kimya now has detailed management of the highly complex relationship between demand and recaptured energy. Up-to-the-minute visibility allows for the right buy/produce decisions taking into consideration all factors such as weather conditions and grid prices. The result is great economic savings in operations, reduced impact on the environment, and satisfied customers.
Ahmet Nezir Işıklar, CEO of Hayat Energy, has pioneered renewable energy production at Petkim Petrochemical Complex, AKSA Chemical Processes and at several facilities of Hayat Holding. He knows that energy efficiency is central to the success in all manufacturing and service industries today. Everyone is challenged by scarce resources, strict environmental regulations and increasing energy costs. For the energy needs at Hayat Holding, production operators could no longer afford to rely on non-renewable resources alone, or waste the energy being consumed. Now they do not have to.
At Hayat Holding today, new technologies convert renewable resources like sunlight and wind, and recover hot water, steam and greenhouse gases for power. “By integrating production with energy conversion technologies, tremendous savings in operations are being achieved. For reliability, combine more than two types of renewable energy sources”, explained Mr. Işıklar. “It is complex, but the most efficient plan is for several production plants to produce energy in one central location. This allows turbine-loading to be synchronized with production demand white simultaneously considering current energy prices and tariffs.”
Before implementing the platform from ICRON for energy planning, scheduling and optimization, fluctuations in energy supply and demand could not be predicted with a high degree of accuracy. “Looking at the energy loads observed elsewhere in the market, our project is more complex”, states Mr. Işıklar. “Yet, using the dynamic capacity planning tools from ICRON we now have accurate predictions that we need for deciding when to store energy or purchase from the grid. In the end, we could calculate the economics for the amount of energy saved per product produced.”
The consultants from of ICRON started by analyzing the energy wasted in production. They created Energy Value Maps to determine the needs and scenarios of future energy usage. Continuous efficiency development was provided by their platform: Demand Site Management for fluctuating demands; Dynamic Demand Forecasting for multi-site processing; Capacity Planning under constraints for detailed scheduling of energy loads; Advanced Planning with detailed constraints for integrating the production plans with energy conversion; and, Buy or Produce plans.
Harmonizing energy management for a Blue Planet means considering both economy and ecology. ICRON’s platform for energy is an infrastructure for energy-efficiency and sustainability that enables renewable energy to play the vital role it can, saves you energy costs and sustains an ecological balance.
“In short,” ends Mr. Işıklar, “we highly recommend any local or global manufacturing company to work with ICRON for its integrated energy planning. Today’s generation of visionary and sustainability-concerned managers will certainly want to become partners with ICRON.”