Analysis and simulation of smart energy clusters and energy value chain for fish processing industries

Ateyah Alzahrani, Ioan Petri, Yacine Rezgui
2019 Energy Reports  
The Irish Seafood agency reports that 15% of global energy is consumed by operations related to refrigeration and air conditioning in the fish industry which stresses the importance of integration with clean renewables and adoption of smart energy management solutions. While fish processing industries have high energy costs with continuous refrigeration, air conditioning and ice making processes, there is a real need to analyse and model energy use in fish ports to understand environmental
more » ... ts in terms of CO 2 emissions while exploring the potential for integrating renewable energy sources. In this paper, we conduct energy modelling and optimization for the Milford Haven fish processing port in South Wales. We explain how a simulation capability can be developed at the fish industry port level and propose a simulation-based optimization strategy to determine optimized schedules for appliances. The results show that energy consumption can be reduced with the use of optimized appliance schedules developed in relation to the total energy demand as well as a wide range of optimization constraints. c
doi:10.1016/j.egyr.2019.09.022 fatcat:tijhevcqy5aaxfv5r7h4teh67e