An energy audit is a preliminary activity towards instituting energy efficiency programs in an establishment. It consists of activities that seek to identify conservation opportunities preliminary to the development of an energy savings program. Opportunities for energy savings can range from the simplest, such as lighting retrofits, to the most complex such as the installation of a co generation plant. The important thing to remember is to focus on major energy users and areas.
An effective energy audit can gauge the energy efficiency of your plant against “best practices”. When used as a “baseline” for tracking yearly progress against targets, an energy audit becomes the best first step towards saving money in the production plant.