Beverage bottler switches to Cummins for standby power

Incorporated in 1974, Sukkur Beverages was the prime introducer of carbonated soft drinks in the interior Sindh region and bordering South region of Punjab, Pakistan. It was originally a bottling plant of Coca-Cola and then introduced Pepsi in the 1980s. 

While the manufacturer has a standby power system in place, it was looking for a new supplier to partner with that could provide more dedicated support and stronger capabilities. Cummins local distributor Orient Energy Systems demonstrated these assets to Sukkur Beverages, switching their preference to specify a Cummins.  “The customer was looking for an OEM product with better aftersales support and engineering expertise available within the country,” said Muzaffar Iqbal, Sales & Marketing - GO for OES. In the event of a utility failure, operations can continue seamlessly with dependable backup power in the form of a Cummins Power Generation C550D5e emissionized generator set. This provides 500 kVA of standby power to the 170,000-square-foot plant and offices.

The project was a success due to the demonstrably high standard of the technical deployment. OES performed installation and local synchronization with the existing 2 x 1250 kVA generators through a control system. The system was successfully integrated and commissioned, and is perfectly running. As OES and Cummins enter into the beverage industry of interior Sindh, this presents an opportunity to demonstrate the superior product and aftersales support to other specifiers seeking the right partner.
 

Anisha George

As a Marketing Communications Specialist, Anisha supports marketing, communications and event management for Africa and Middle East regions. Prior to joining Cummins in 2011, she gained industry experience working in the event management field. [email protected] 

Energy IQ: Five insights into the future of energy for utility professionals – Part I

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As our energy infrastructure gets increasingly electrified, it shines a spotlight on utilities to deliver the promise of electrification to their consumers. Utilities are up for this challenge, as the annual investment into electricity networks is forecasted to be 30% higher over the next two decades, compared to the identical annual investments over the last decade.

The International Energy Agency annually releases its World Energy Outlook with an objective of deepening our understanding of the future of energy. This report is over 800 pages and has great insights around the future of energy. In this two-part blog post, , we have summarized five insights every utility professional needs to know when it comes to the future of energy.

No. #1: Two technologies are forecasted to make the biggest gains in levelized cost of electricity (LCOE)Offshore wind technology cost

While building a new coal plant no longer offers the lowest LCOE in many regions, existing coal plants still have the lowest LCOE across most regions today. Meanwhile, there are two technologies that are making big gains to deliver lower LCOE in the next two decades: offshore wind and solar photovoltaic (PV).

Offshore wind is positioned to experience the biggest gains in lowering LCOE and is expected to be even less than solar PV in regions such as China and the European Union. Moreover, offshore wind projects already feature annual capacity factors of 40-50%, which are well above capacity factors for solar PV and approximately the same with gas-fired power plants in several regions. 

No. #2: Utility industry is getting increasingly more capital intensiveEnergy Sector investments

On average about $2 trillion dollars have been invested into energy sector each year over the last decade. This investment is expected to jump to $2.7 trillion per year over the next two decades. The majority of this uptick will be associated with increased investments in electricity networks, renewables and energy efficiency. 

Consequently, the utility industry will become more capital intensive in most regions, driven by an increased use of technologies with zero or low fuel costs, but higher upfront costs per unit of electricity produced. While there is more investment into fuels today, there will be more investments into power in the next two decades, again making the utility industry more capital intensive. 

 

Utility professionals are able to influence and make a difference in the future of energy with their decisions today, by making the right choices when it comes to technologies and fuels. A big part of making the right choices is working with insightful information. This blog post is to share insights about the future of energy, to help you in your everyday decision-making process.

 

Part II of this article will highlight the remaining three insights focused on increasing the need for flexibility, the role of regulations, and on-going energy transition. Sign up below for Energy IQ to receive Part II and other relevant insights about energy management. To learn more about distributed generation solutions Cummins Inc. offers, visit our webpage

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Energy IQ : Five insights into the future of energy for independent power producers – Part I

It is forecasted that the world’s installed electrical capacity needs to grow by 80% from 2018 to 2040 to fulfill our increasing need for electricity. There are technologies such as renewables and efforts such as energy efficiency to manage this increase in demand. Meanwhile, independent power producers play a key role in bringing the actual solutions to expand the installed electrical capacity to life.

The International Energy Agency annually releases its World Energy Outlook with an objective of deepening our understanding of the future of energy. This report is over 800 pages and has great insights around the future of energy. In this two-part blog post,  we have summarized six insights every independent power producer needs to know when it comes to the future of energy.

No. #1: Electricity use grows faster than energy demandelectricity vs energy demand

Demand for energy is forecasted to grow 1% a year until 2040, while the electricity use is forecasted to grow twice as fast. While the use of electric vehicles is one of the most highlighted reason for this increased demand, there are three other more impactful drivers of this increase: industrial motors, household appliances and cooling needs. 

This increased demand for electricity will strengthen its position as the second most popular choice of energy in final consumption, challenging oil’s positions at the top. A mix of technologies will fuel this transition, where solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind will take the lead. By 2040, more of our electricity will be through renewable sources than fossil fuels.

No. #2: Demand for power infrastructure flexibility grows faster than the demand for electricity

Renewable technologies bring astonishing benefits in terms of zero carbon emissions, but also introduce the challenge of flexibility . The continually increasing share of renewables in our energy infrastructure gas fired generationstranslates into an increasing share of variable electricity generation. Meanwhile, consumers are increasingly using electricity for cooling and to fuel their cars, changing the electricity demand profile. A combination of these two results in an increased need for power system flexibility. 

As traditional power plants and interconnections continue to be the key levers to deliver flexibility, gas-fired generation grows across most regions. The expanding availability of natural gas and its relatively cheaper price fosters this growth. 

Independent power producers bring to life the solutions to address the increasing demand for energy and electricity. Insights shared in this article aim to help power producers stay current with the changes in the energy landscape, as they make investment and technology decisions.

Part II of this article will highlight three more insights focused on opportunities Africa offers for power producers, forecasted growth in energy storage solutions and how to complement the ongoing growth in solar with other technologies. Sign up below for Energy IQ to receive Part II and other relevant insights about energy management. To learn more about distributed generation solutions Cummins Inc. offers, visit our webpage. 

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Energy IQ : Five insights into the future of energy for facility professionals – Part I

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Energy is an important cost element for many businesses, but limiting the role of energy in a business to financials would minimize the importance of energy to a business. Energy related decisions  impact businesses’ environmental footprint and the continuity of their operations; and facility professionals are the heart of all these, as they curate energy management strategies for their businesses.

The International Energy Agency annually releases its World Energy Outlook with an objective of deepening our understanding of the future of energy. This report is over 800 pages, and has great insights around the future of energy. In this two-part blog post, we have summarized five insights every facility professional needs to know when it comes to the future of energy.

No. #1: Electricity use grows faster than energy demand

Demand for energy is forecasted to grow 1% a year until 2040, while the electricity use is forecasted to growElectricity and Energy Demand twice as fast. While the use of electric vehicles is one of the most highlighted reasons for this increased demand, there are three other more impactful drivers of this increase: industrial motors, household appliances and cooling needs. 

This increased demand for electricity will strengthen its position as the second most popular choice of energy in final consumption, challenging oil’s positions at the top. A mix of technologies will fuel this transition, where solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind will take the lead. By 2040, more of our electricity will be through renewable sources than fossil fuels.

No. #2: Rise of electricity as a form of energy brings new challenges

The rapidly increasing need for power system flexibility is the first challenge the rise of electricity introduces. The interruptible nature of renewables is the key driver behind this increasing need for flexibility. A wide-array of technologies (including batteries) will be utilized to address this challenge, which will be covered in part two of the post.

Regulations and policies are very prominent in utility markets, and the increasing pace of advancements in connectivity and digitalization brings up a key challenge: can the regulations within utility markets allow businesses to maximize opportunities generated by these new technologies? Regulations on energy storage, flexible generation, demand response and electric vehicle-to-grid interfaces will be the ones to watch  in the upcoming years.

Facility professionals shape the future of energy for their businesses. Their energy related decisions yield outcomes in many areas including the environment, economics and reliability. Insights shared in this article are aimed to keep the facility professionals’ perspective of the future of energy fresh and current.

Part II of this article will highlight the remaining three insights focused on increasing the need for flexibility and the technologies that are forecasted to make the biggest gains in levelized cost of electricity. Sign up below for Energy IQ to receive Part II and other relevant insights about energy management. To learn more about distributed generation solutions Cummins Inc. offers, visit our webpage

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Energy IQ : Five insights into the future of energy for energy consultants – Part I

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We are forecasted to experience one of the most significant transitions in the energy industry over the next two decades, as electricity challenges oil’s role as the most popular form of energy in final consumption. 

This on-going transition creates the need for businesses to re-visit their energy management strategies and capitalize on the associated opportunities. Energy consultants play the thought leadership role as businesses seek to optimize their energy management strategies during this transition.

The International Energy Agency annually releases its World Energy Outlook with an objective of deepening our understanding of the future of energy. This report is over 800 pages, and has great insights around the future of energy. In this two-part blog post, we have summarized five insights every energy consultant needs to know when it comes to the future of energy.

No. #1: Electricity use grows faster than energy demand

Demand for energy is forecasted to grow 1% a year until 2040Electricity use vs energy demand, while the electricity use is forecasted to grow twice as fast. While the use of electric vehicles is one of the most highlighted reasons for this increased demand, there are three other more impactful drivers of this increase: industrial motors, household appliances and cooling needs. 

This increased demand for electricity will strengthen its position as the second most popular choice of energy in final consumption, challenging oil’s positions at the top. A mix of technologies will fuel this transition, where solar PV and wind will take the lead. By 2040, more of our electricity will be through renewable sources than fossil fuels.

No. #2: Two technologies are forecasted to make the biggest gains in levelized cost of electricity (LCOE)

While building a new coal plant no longer offers the lOffshore wind technologyowest LCOE in many regions, existing coal plants continue to have the lowest LCOE across most regions today. Meanwhile, there are two technologies that are making big gains to deliver lower LCOE in the next two decades: offshore wind and solar (PV).

Offshore wind is positioned to experience the biggest gains in lowering LCOE and is expected to be even less than solar PV in regions such as China and the European Union. Moreover, offshore wind projects already feature annual capacity factors of 40-50%, which are well above capacity factors for solar PV and approximately the same with gas-fired power plants in several regions.

 

Energy consultants play a key role in shaping our energy future by acting as guides to their customers and partners from commercial to industrial markets. Insights shared in this article are aimed to keep the energy consultants’ perspective of the future fresh and current.

 

Part II of this article will highlight three more insights focused on increasing the need for flexibility, scalability of renewables and how subsidies for renewables compare with subsidies for fossil fuel consumption. Sign up below for Energy IQ to receive Part II and other relevant insights about energy management. To learn more about distributed generation solutions Cummins Inc. offers, visit our webpage

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