Electricity is our main source of energy, and our total use of electricity in 2019 was 38,176 KWh (including Fwusow Hsin and Charming Food). The energy intensity for 2019 was 22.546 (GJ/ NT$million), in comparison to 25.723 (GJ/ NT$million) from 2018, a reduction of 12.35%.
We continued to replace the existing energy-consuming equipment at our plants in 2019. We also used the energy efficiency indicator to gauge our use of electricity and natural gas. Even though our annual production increased, energy consumption from each plant was still under control. The increase of the electricity use was due to the increase in the raising of the layer at Nantou Ecological farm and the addition of aquaculture farms.
Besides the use of electricity, we also use natural gas and diesel fuel. To reduce the environmental impact, we’ve replaced all of the existing boilers with natural gas-fired boilers, the total use of natural gas in 2019, 3,587 km3. The diesel fuel was mainly used for delivery trucks and forklifts. The use of diesel fuel for 2019 was 517.26 kL, in comparison to 581.1 kL from 2018, a reduction of 63.84kL, 10.99%, mainly due to the replacement of the existing diesel forklifts with the electric forklifts.