Power plants

Power plant energy analysis

The power plant energy analysis model is intended for fuel-using power plants that produce electricity for public and industrial use. Auditing of other power plants must be agreed with Motiva on a separate basis.

The purpose of the energy analysis is to improve the overall energy efficiency and economy of power plants. This involves that they produce the same quantities of energy, using less fuel, or use the same amount of fuel to produce greater quantities of energy.

In investigating the overall energy efficiency, the auditing pays attention to the running of power plant facilities, alternative fuels, the characteristic heat consumption of condensation plants and building grade modifications of district heating and back-pressure plants.

The analysis examines the current state of a power plant’s energy efficiency, including the plant’s main and auxiliary systems, so that the available resources are allocated according to the significance of the facility and the estimated rationalisation potential. The analysis of the most important measurements for power plant operation control is part of the energy analysis.

Energy auditors authorised by Motiva (heat or electricity auditor) or persons otherwise approved by Motiva can act as persons in charge of the power plant energy analysis.