The German-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Budapest held their award ceremony for the first Hungarian Energy Scouts on January 30, 2018. Thirty Energy Scouts presented their practice projects in teams before the jury and around 50 guests.
Tamás Angeli and Dániel Szalai from steel producer ISD Dunaferr won the competition with a lighting project. By replacing 326 bulbs with modern LED lighting, 1,280,523 kWh of electricity will be saved annually, emitting 326 t less CO2. The Energy Scouts calculated that the energy consumption of the lighting thus decreases by 76%. Furthermore, they plan to replace the previously opaque roof windows in the hall for plate processing in order to reduce the operating time of the lamps even more.
The Energy Scout team of glass producer Schott Hungary was awarded a special prize. The four-member jury rated their project to modernize the in-house compressed air system as a very efficient measure, since it leads to an annual energy cost reduction of more than € 31,000 with a payback period of just one year. The Energy Scouts plan to replace two compressors to optimize the compressed air supply of their machinery.
The next Energy Scout training in Hungary starts in autumn 2019. Interested companies based in Hungary can still contact Bálint Lengyel of the AHK Hungary.