New Lighting System at Ilyich Iron and Steel Works Saves 60% of Electric Power
The results of an energy-efficient project on retrofitting of lighting in the sheet rolling shop at Ilyich Iron and Steel Works have met the employees’ expectations. 2.2 thousand energy-efficient LED fixtures save 60% of electric power.
Such a technical solution will enable Ilyich Iron and Steel Works to save 7.2 million kWh worth 11.3 million UAH and reduce emissions in the equivalent of 6440 tonnes of CO2 per year.
“The main goal of the lighting retrofitting project has been achieved: we have improved the labour conditions for our employees and industrial safety in general. The illuminance levels now correspond to the sanitary requirements: 200 to 750 lux at different production sections. The lighting system retrofitting has been funded and made on a turnkey basis by DTEK ESCO,” said Taras Shevchenko, General Director at Ilyich Iron and Steel Works.
“Transition to LED lighting is one of the easiest ways to save power costs handsomely for industrial enterprises. The Energy Service Company (ESCO) not only funds and executes the turnkey project, but also guarantees 60% to 90% saving of electric power for lighting. The energy service allows the customer not to involve their own funds and resources in execution of such projects, but instead focus on development of the core business,” said Yevhen Bushma, CEO of DTEK ESCO.