Vat Energy General Manager Altuğ Karataş: “With the on-site, on-site consumption model, there will be a significant decrease in the consumption of the country’s primary energy resources and the main electricity grid transmission and distribution losses will decrease.”
Vat Energy General Manager Altuğ Karataş explained the “Produce on site, consume on site” energy model and the benefits of this model for both the country’s resources and factories: instead of large energy transfer and interconnected system, it is done with micro systems, micro distributions. The advantage of on-site production is: There are some losses until that energy comes to you from the Atatürk dam and the Keban dam. So you need 1000 kilowatts, but it is produced much more than 1000 kilowatts and some of it is wasted until it reaches you. First for him; In the produce-in-place consume-on-site model, on-site production has a significant impact on the reduction in the country’s primary energy resources and on the reduction in network losses. So, how can we produce on-site? The priority is always to make resource energy efficiency. If you see energy efficiency as an energy source, when you save with 10% energy efficiency, you produce 10% energy on site.”
IT IS NECESSARY TO SUPPORT ON-SITE PRODUCTION WITH RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
Emphasizing that losses are prevented while producing energy, Altuğ Karataş; “When you install a solar panel on your roof and produce 1000 kilowatts of energy, you actually prevent much more loss. We can look at the losses at any dam or thermal power plant. If a thermal power plant works with 40 percent efficiency, it means that when you spend 1000 units of energy, you produce 400 units of energy. When you burn fossil fuel, the 40 units of energy you produce decreases to 30. Because it’s lost again. You spent 100 units of energy, but you put 30 units inside the factory door. In fact, if you had produced your 1000 kilowatt need directly with solar panels, you would have prevented all this loss with a renewable energy source. There is a tremendous reduction in carbon emissions. At the same time, there may be a power outage, fluctuations in the supply of energy. It also provides an advantage. First, the sun is a pioneer in renewable energy sources. Secondly, we need to support on-site production with land, air, water source heat pumps and third, if possible, with wind or geothermal renewable energy sources.” said.
Stating that it is possible to achieve efficiency up to 90 percent with cogeneration projects, Altuğ Karataş said; “One of the most important issues is cogeneration, combined heat power systems. Yes, you burn a fossil fuel there, but when you burn it, your total efficiency rises from 75 percent to more than 80 percent. With Cogeneration, you convert the natural gas you spend directly into electricity and from there, you provide on-site efficiency. You produce hot water, you produce the needs of your factory directly on site, you produce steam from the waste, you produce hot oil, you produce hot air.
HIGH EFFICIENCY IS PROVIDED BY COGENERATION
As VAT ENERJİ, we have cogeneration projects that have been awarded 80-90% and even 95% of our experience, and now cogeneration systems can also benefit from productivity-enhancing project supports. That’s why every industrialist should consider the models of produce on-site and consume on-site with energy efficiency, renewable energy and cogeneration systems. Start from 5 percent and go towards a decrease in primary energy consumption, which will reach 30 percent and 35 percent. The energy produced on-site is also quality energy, that is, producing quality energy even if there is a fluctuation in the network, protecting the electrical/automation components of your machines, preventing product losses against power cuts in your machines, and preventing measures that will damage the machine. and on-site consumption model is the best model especially for our industrialists and commercial buildings that consume large amounts of energy.”