WG 4.17 Energy Efficiency


The "Energy Efficiency" working group addresses issues including the following topics in the context of its experience exchange, its concept developments, formulation of requirements to be met by automation solutions and its involvement in national and international standardisation:

  • Development of worksheets, recommendations and communication concepts of process automation services
  • Monitoring of current trends, literature and publications
  • Elaboration of recommendations for a comprehensive implementation of technologies and, where possible, quantifying the energy saving potentials
  • Cooperation with other committees (e.g. ZVEI)


  • Depiction of the process management and automation engineering contribution on energy efficiency
  • Identification of potentials in the use of process automation in the context of ISO 50001
  • Communication of process industry requirements with regard to technology manufacturers

Recommendations and worksheets

Please refer to the following list for recommendations (NE) and worksheets (NA) managed by the working group:

No. ▾ Title Edition Responsible Subject area Info
0140NA 140 Procedure for Enhancing Energy Efficiency in Chemical Plants – Contribution of Automation Engineering
Vorgehensweise zur Steigerung der Energieeffizienz in chemischen Anlagen – Beitrag der Automatisierungstechnik
WG 4.17 Optimisation Abstract
0162NE 162 Resource Efficiency Indicators for monitoring and improving resource efficiency in processing plants
Ressourceneffizienzindikatoren für das Monitoring und die Verbesserung der Ressourceneffizienz in Prozessanlagen
WG 4.17 Optimisation Abstract