Introduction 3 Powertech Batteries is a manufacturer and supplier of world class lead acid batteries for the automotive industry. We are known for our green batteries in more ways than one. As part of our commitment for a sustainable future we have embarked on the “Go green go Willard” campaign in association with Food and trees for Africa. We have also embarked on the ISO 50001 journey
5 Objectives, Targets & Action Plans Objectives 5% reduction in energy usage (includes electricity, gas and diesel) in 2013 Paper – 5% in 2013 Water – 2.5% in 2013 SEUTarget Savings (kWh) Action Plan (kWh) Plate Making 364,227 1306800 BM770140 TBS222830817344 Charge room303871693505
6 The team is made up of representatives from each SEU and ‘experts’ from the various disciplines. Energy Management Team
Significant Energy Users Plate Making, BM, TBS, Charge Room
9 Actual Savings Recorded ActionEnergy Savings (kWh) Replacement of curing ovens1 306 800 Replacement of bag filters817 344 Replacement of old chargers693 505 Various small projects922 722 Total3 740 421,379
Challenges 10 Sustaining habit changes is the biggest challenge to this process and continuous reminders and threats, although very time consuming, is the only way to overcome this challenge.
Lessons Learned Energy saving is not so difficult it just needs a bit of lateral thinking. There is always competition for limited capital resources and a well-planned, co- ordinated and methodical approach is necessary to overcome any challenges.
Highlights Implementation Period2011 - 2013 Total Number of project43 Monetary savings in ZARR 2 805 000 per annum Energy savings in KWh3740421,379 per annum Total investment made ZARApprox. R 9 million Payback time period in years3.2 years GHG Emission Reduction (ton CO2)3 740 tons per annum
ISO 50001 Certification 13 A plan has been laid out for the implementation of ISO 50001 The process of implementing ISO 50001 will begin in 2015 Certification Target Date = 2016