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Title: Role of Energy Auditors in Industry & Why You Should Go For It after Your Mechanical Engineering | Energy Auditor courses


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Role of Energy Auditors in Industry Why You
Should Go For It after Your Mechanical Engineering
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Role of Energy Auditors in Industry Why You
Should Go For It after Your Mechanical Engineering
  • Despite the increasing competition in the crowded
    job market of today, there is plenty to explore
    and exploit with respect to job opportunities,
    provided you are up for unconventional and
    offbeat roles like that of an Energy Auditor.
  • An emerging role, the need for Energy Auditors
    has gained noticeable prominence in the recent
    years, particularly due to growing concerns
    around global warming and climate change and a
    concerted focus from the international fraternity
    on environmental sustainability in the form of
    reduced greenhouse emissions and energy
    conservation.
  • If you are an upcoming Mechanical Engineer who is
    desirous of aligning himself or herself to niche
    career trajectories that complement your
    mechanical engineering discipline, then a foray
    into the realm of energy auditing can be a wise
    career move for you.

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Energy Audit - A Field That Is No Longer a Good
to Have
  • An energy audit is a systematic approach of
    undertaking a detailed inspection and analysis of
    the energy flows within a building, process or a
    system in order to identify the various sources
    of energy consumption within the existing set-up.
  • It is the first step towards establishing an
    effective in-house energy management framework
    and entails the ascertaining of the quantum of
    energy that is being utilized by different
    sources and to discern ways to curb excessive
    energy use without hindering the quality of
    output.
  • Apart from its obvious objectives of energy
    savings and cost containment, the process also
    focuses on environmental safety and
    sustainability.
  • Other than the standard visual verifications, it
    is also common to harness advanced computer-based
    simulation tools to evaluate and analyse the
    energy consumption levels that have been recorded
    during the benchmarking phase of the survey.

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Energy Audit - A Field That Is No Longer a Good
to Have
  • While the scope of energy audit is not limited to
    industrial units alone, yet it is increasingly
    becoming non-negotiable in various
    energy-intensive sectors that boast the presence
    of Designated Consumers that have been
    classified such on the basis of their high energy
    consumption levels that far exceed the agreeable
    thresholds and are much higher than the observed
    one in households or residential areas.
  • All Designated Consumers and energy-intensive
    sectors like iron steel, fertilizers,
    aluminium, cement, textile, pulp and paper,
    railways, electricity distribution companies etc.
    are subject to the energy efficiency and energy
    conservation regulations of the Energy
    Conservation Act (ECA) that was enacted in 2001
    and further amended in 2010.

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Energy Audit - A Field That Is No Longer a Good
to Have
  • Under the ECA, the Government of India has made
    it mandatory for all Designated Consumers to
    regularly monitor and report their energy
    consumption statistics along with their planned
    or implemented energy efficiency improvement
    techniques, Additionally, they are also required
    to host and participate in periodic energy audits
    that are facilitated by accredited Energy
    Auditors.
  • It is also the accountability of these industries
    and large consumers to appoint Energy Managers
    whose primary job is to ensure fair and optimal
    usage of energy.
  • In the event that these industrial units and
    commercial establishments are unable to deploy an
    efficient energy management system within their
    facilities, then they may be subject to heavy
    fines and other penalties.
  • . Hence, it goes without saying that energy audit
    is no longer a good to have activity but is now
    a must-have deliverable for many firms and
    industries.

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Role of Energy Auditors
  • Study the energy consumption of the building
    along with an in-depth analysis of its installed
    equipment and utility costs
  • Take a stock of the buildings as-is energy use
    and benchmark it against the performance of other
    similar buildings
  • Identify major areas of energy waste and causes
    of excessive operating costs
  • Suggest low-cost and quick fixes, if any, to
    improve the energy efficiency of the facility
  • Drive lasting energy-efficient behaviour within
    an establishment by proposing energy awareness
    training programs for the staff members and the
    employees
  • Explore and evaluate alternate energy
    conservation measures. Assess their technical
    financial feasibility as well as their energy
    saving potential and their impact on the
    environment, on the production quality of the
    output and on the financial goals of the
    investors
  • Submit a comprehensive audit report outlining the
    suggested recommendations along with their cost
    benefit analysis and their implementation roadmap

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How Can a Career Path in Energy Auditing Benefit
a Mechanical Engineer?
  • The increasing awareness about fossil fuels being
    non-renewable in nature and the fact that energy
    continues to feature in the list of the top three
    operating expenses for any industry, have
    collectively given renewed impetus to the
    importance of managing energy efficiently.
  • There is now a heightened interest within the
    global fraternity to invest in energy management
    professionals such as Energy Auditors who have
    the necessary skill and competency to detect
    energy misuse and suggest cost-effective
    remediation strategies, including but not limited
    to suggestions to switch from non-renewable to
    renewable energy sources.
  • As the energy sector continues to grow with more
    and more private companies venturing into this
    space, the need for certified Energy Auditors
    will also continue to amplify in both energy
    sectors like oil gas, renewable energy and
    power transmission distribution firms and in
    non-energy sectors that are in perpetual want of
    certified energy management consultants.

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How Can a Career Path in Energy Auditing Benefit
a Mechanical Engineer?
  • As mentioned by Yagya Ahuja, CEO of Global Energy
    Talent, a leading energy talent management firm,
    Fresh graduates can look at a number of other
    roles, such as oil and gas traders for financial
    companies, and in industries like airlines and
    utilities, or as carbon credits traders, in
    designing, implementation, and management of
    energy management systems.
  • He further adds, About 60 per cent of world
    energy needs are satisfied by the oil and gas
    sector that faces a major talent crunch. As the
    contribution of alternative energy producing
    sectors like hydro, nuclear, coal, wind, solar
    and geothermal, in the global energy pie
    increases, the demand for professionals in this
    sector will increase as well, leading to a rise
    in pay packets. The dearth of skilled manpower in
    this sector would also lead to a situation, where
    professionals will have opportunities to shoulder
    bigger challenges and responsibilities much
    earlier in their career. This provides a great
    window of opportunity for energy professionals,
    as they get invaluable management experience
    earlier in their careers.

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How Can a Career Path in Energy Auditing Benefit
a Mechanical Engineer?
  • Quoting on similar lines, Dr S Jayaraj, Professor
    and Course Coordinator, Energy Management,
    National Institute of Technology, Calicut, says,
    Though admittedly, not many industries are aware
    about the need for energy management
    professionals in India, we are slowly catching up
    with the western world, where these professionals
    are highly sought after. As HR personnel from
    different industries become aware of the varied
    roles that energy management professionals can
    play, they prefer to hire them instead of
    mechanical engineering students, who have the
    technical knowledge but lack managerial skills. 
  • Thus, a specialization in energy auditing can
    benefit a Mechanical Engineer who has a keen
    interest in environmental and conservation issues
    and wishes to take a plunge in this noble field.
  • By virtue of his or her chosen discipline, he or
    she is already endowed with the technical
    know-how of the dynamics of how a machine
    functions.

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How Can a Career Path in Energy Auditing Benefit
a Mechanical Engineer?
  • Lastly, prospective Energy Auditors must empower
    themselves with the basics of this field by
    enrolling in a professional course from a reputed
    technical training institute like MIT Skills.
  • The pioneering institute offers a unique Advanced
    Post Graduate Program in Energy Auditing which
    covers essential topics like General Aspect of
    Energy Management and Energy Audit, Energy
    Efficiency in Thermal Utilities/Electrical
    Utilities, Energy Performance Assessment for
    Equipment and Utility Systems, Financing of
    Energy Efficiency, Power Sector Technology
    Strategy, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), HVAC
    Utility, Waste to Energy (WTE), Energy
    Conservation Act, Energy Auditing Home
    Municipal, Demand Side Management, Energy Saving
    Company (ESCO) Model, Waste Heat Recovery ,
    Building Green Building etc.
  • The added advantage of eye-opening industrial
    visits makes this exhaustive course curriculum
    apt for an end-to-end learning experience.

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  • Since control engineering is closely interlinked
    with industrial automation, hence, enrolling in
    an industrial automation course becomes
    imperative for you to learn the basics of control
    systems, controllers and programmable logic
    controls (PLCs) that are frequently applied in
    this multi-disciplinary field.
  • An industrial automation course is also worth
    pursuing if the ever-evolving and booming
    automation sector interests you immensely and
    arouses your curiosity enough to make you want to
    jump on the automation bandwagon that is sweeping
    the world currently.

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How Can MITSkillss Industrial Automation Course
Boost Your Career?
  • With automation all set to shape our future in a
    completely novel way, one can look forward to a
    plethora of exciting and rewarding job
    opportunities if one has the aptitude and the
    vision to make a foray into this niche space,
    backed with his or her existing degree and the
    competitive edge of an industrial automation
    course.
  • While there are many institutes that offer
    professional courses in industrial automation,
    MITSkills PGP in Industrial Automation
    Controls stands out for its exhaustive course
    curriculum and innovative pedagogical approach.
  • The all-encompassing course has been specifically
    designed by veteran industry experts to cater to
    the needs of multifarious industries. Imparted by
    an experienced faculty, the flexible program
    touches upon crucial concepts like Basics of
    Instrumentation, Types of Control Systems,
    Concept and Types of Controllers, Study of
    various PIds, Basics of Electrical, Electrical
    Safety Grounding/Earthing, Drawing/Diagrams,
    Basic of PLC/Relay/PLC Selection, Basics of SCADA
    Screen Development, SPM Lifecycle, tools like
    AutoCAD, E-plan, etc.
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