Food production has become increasingly important, with more people and less resources. Roughly 10% of all energy use is taken up by food production, packaging and transport according to American Association for the Advancement of Science. Further breakdown will show energy consumption by agriculture, processing, packaging and distribution.
All of the processes use energy, from evisceration to cutting and then moving to mixing, forming, frying or cooking with Storage and distribution being the last step.With our online measuring system, we can help to save on utility bills as well optimise existing energy infrastructures to meet the current demand.Our online metering solutions are especially capable of giving specific information along the whole production line. We can evaluate cost per unit produced and have a more succinct understanding of the entire process. With this specific data we have helped companies like Sasko, Pioneer foods and Tiger brands (and affiliates like Heinz), some of the biggest food production companies in South Africa to alleviate energy costs and the optimisation of their energy infrastructure.
With Detailed measurement, our engineers will be able to target specific areas for energy interventions and measure the results of any new projects being implemented. Several businesses have used the data collected for bill verification exercises with great results. Bill verification becomes even more important with less efficient city councils like Johannesburg, where we see sites using our online meters solely for bill verification purposes. Energy efficiency projects will only show expected financial benefits if the billing is correct. Our tariff database will be able to show if you paying the lowest possible tariffs that are available to you, which will further increase savings.