In order to reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions, systematic energy demand analysis and the derivation of improvement strategies are key. Against this background, a methodology for data driven energy demand prediction and performance benchmarking for factories is presented. The machine learning based approach enables to quantify performance influencing factors, identify “best in class” factories and fields of action for improvement. The results are validated within an automotive OEM internal and even external competitor assessment. The transferable approach based on well accessible public data also enables larger industry wide studies.
- Energy efficiency
- Machine learning