Pavlo Pertko, UNIDO’s energy efficiency expert, during the discussion, outlined the process of implementing energy efficiency at the enterprise and its cycles.
“The energy management system (EnMS) is primarily a system aimed at continuous improvement. In comparison, the energy audit has a one-time periodic effect, because it is conducted once every 4 years. In turn, EnMS, in addition to generating energy efficiency measures by itself, unlike an energy audit, EnMS always helps the enterprise to optimize the energy consumption systems that are in the enterprise by analyzing them and achieving better indicators, and secondly, by functioning from year to year, EnMS improves itself.”
Webinar recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu71lkMcU6o
Pavlo’s presentation: https://drive.google.com/…/13zklCvXI6RjCNUAlTV7Rj84z1te…
The process of implementing EnMS:
- Development of the Technical Task for the implementation of EnMS.
- Creation of a group for implementation of EnMS.
- Organization of training in the relevant areas, with the selection of training service providers.
- Development of a plan for the implementation of EnMS.
- Implementation of EnMS.
- Carrying out an inspection of the EnMS (internal audit).
- Registration and elimination of inconsistencies.
- Organization of analysis by top management.
- Organization of submitting an application for certification.
- Participation in the certification audit as the person responsible for the implementation.
The main stages of implementation of EnMS:
- Forming an obligation. One of the main stages, because without obligations, any enterprise cannot function.
- Planning. Implementation of the energy management system itself, its realization and commissioning.
- Implementation. It includes the maintenance and operation of the system, i.e. the stages at which the records regarding the efficiency of the EnMS work are developed.
- Improvement. Evaluation of indicators, analysis from the side of the top management, and improvement of the system.
“To briefly talk about the steps taken by enterprises to be successful, in most cases they implemented: the position of an energy manager, mathematical modeling in the process of energy efficiency analysis, training within the framework of the UkrIEE project, allocated resources for the implementation of EnMS, used the UNIDO tool as a means of implementing EnMS “.
How much time is needed for the implementation of the main elements of EnMS?
“It all depends on how big the enterprise is, how detailed and qualitative the elements of EnMS are planned to be implemented, but in any case, the process will take at least 1 year,” said Pavlo.
Among the advantages of EnMS certification, Pavlo singled out: the greater probability of effective work of EnMS, constant attention of top management, improvement of the company’s image, compliance with the Law on Energy Efficiency, constant work of employees involved in EnMS in the direction of increasing energy efficiency. However, this process causes greater financial costs.