More efficient electric motors could save 7% of worldwide electricity consumption

Forty-five percent of all the electricity in the world is used for electric motors and pumps, ventilation and compressor systems. These motors and systems are often outdated and energy-inefficient. By optimising them and making them more efficient, the world could save more than 1350 TWh of electricity, which is around seven percent of electricity consumption worldwide.
This would make the construction of 200 new coal-fired power plants unnecessary, the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) has calculated. ECN provides countries and governments with energy-saving recommendations. It has just completed a two-year project together with the government of Indonesia.

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