Energy Efficiency Improvment in Composite Textiles

In industries, lighting consumes 20-30 per cent of the total electrical energy used. Improving lighting and energy efficiency in the readymade garment (RMG) sector of Bangladesh, which comprises of more than 5,000 small/big/medium sized garment factories, can be a significant step towards solving Bangladesh’s energy problems. A Pilot Project under the Energy Services Company (ESCO) model was conducted in a textile factory to demonstrate energy efficiency potential of LED tube lights and to showcase the viability of the ESCO model in the context of Bangladesh. In the pilot project 4310 luminaires were replaced by LED lighting which is saving 30-50% of the energy. A standard for LED light for RMG has also been formulated.

To identify energy efficiency improvement potential in other production steps in a Composite Textile, walk-through energy audits were conducted in three such textile industries. GIZ also provided training on energy management to 30 representatives from textile industries, government organizations and financial institutions. Later an investment grade audit was conducted in the most promising textile industry with an agreement that identified EE measures will be implemented by the industry at their own cost.

To know more about this activity:

  • Al Mudabbir Bin Anam
  • Programme Coordinator, REEEP
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