Evidence-based energy conservation potentials and policy implications in the textile and garment industries of Ethiopia

GEBRESLASSIE, Mulualem G., KALAMEGAM, Millerjothi N, GEBRELIBANOS, Kalekirstos G, MEBRAHTU, Akatew H, BAHTA, Solomon T, NURHUSSIEN, Fana F and YOHANNES, Kibrom G (2022). Evidence-based energy conservation potentials and policy implications in the textile and garment industries of Ethiopia. Energy Efficiency, 15 (39).

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Energy is one of the primary inputs in textile and garment processing industries and its cost share is reported between 5 and 10% of the total production cost in developed countries but is far higher in developing countries. The textile and garment sector is one of the fast growing economic sectors in developing nations like Ethiopia which have very limited scientific data particularly in the industries where there is no clear and concise information about the energy consumption pattern as well as the energy conservation practices. Thus, the main purpose of this study was to understand the energy usage pattern and conservation practices and to recommend evidence-based conservation measures and policy directions. The aim of this comprehensive study was therefore to conduct a detailed energy audit in the MAA garment and textile industry, in the town of Mekelle, at the northern part of Ethiopia, to analyze the major energy-consuming areas and implementation of evidence-based energy conservation solutions. This was achieved through primary and secondary data collected from the company. Accordingly, a total of 15 energy conservation recommendation was identified and proposed for possible implementation that have the potential to save a total cost of around $214,600 per year but requires nearly $98,300 investment leading to a payback period of 7 months. These recommendations include in the utilities of boiler, thermic fluid heater, air compressors, and lightings. In addition, key policy directions are recommended to support the sectors to reduce their energy consumption.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0905 Civil Engineering; 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering; 1205 Urban and Regional Planning; 3801 Applied economics; 4005 Civil engineering
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12053-022-10047-8
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2024 17:24
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2024 11:46
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/33065

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