ISO 50001 is a strategic tool that helps organizations put in place an energy management system
eng. Mihael Deliyski,
Lead Auditor ISO 50001, Energoeffect consult,
for South-East European Industrial Market magazine
Mr. Deliyski, could you please explain to the readers of the South-East European Industrial Market magazine what benefits will ISO 50001 bring to the business?
The construction of new energy capacities lags behind consumption. This puts the security of energy supplies at risk. The optimization of all energy processes in industry and buildings is at the core of ISO 50001.
The standard covers all processes from supply, through distribution losses to final consumption in the form of useful energy. Energy saving is no longer a fashion, it is becoming a major necessity to reduce the cost of production or services. The avalanche development of the global network and easy access to a huge variety of products and services leads to daily price reductions.
The unquestionable fact is that the leader in this "competition", China, is the second economy in the world, with the ambition to take on world economic leadership. From the supply chain of raw materials and materials through production systems to final consumption - everything is tied to energy consumption. Permanent costs such as salaries, raw materials, maintenance, etc. have a steady growth trend. Thus, significant potential for optimizing cost is found in the energies used. Reducing energy costs also makes it possible to increase the profit rate in an intelligent way.
ISO 50001 is designed to help your organization improve its energy performance through making better use of its energy-consuming assets. Improved energy performance can provide rapid benefits for an organization by maximizing its use of energy sources and energy-related assets, reducing both cost and consumption.
ISO 50001 is used by large and small organizations all over the world. Its benefits can take many forms. For some, it is about reducing the environmental impact and enhancing reputation; for others, the aim is to drive down costs.
What is an energy management system?
An energy management system helps organizations to better manage their energy use. It involves developing and implementing an energy policy, setting targets for energy use and designing action plans to reach them.
This might include implementing new energy-efficient technologies, reducing energy waste or improving current processes to cut energy costs.
ISO 50001, Energy management systems - Requirements with guidance for use, gives organizations a recognized framework for developing an effective energy management system. Like other ISO management system standards, it follows the "Plan-Do-Check-Act" process for continual improvement.
ISO 50001 provides a set of requirements that enable organizations to: Develop a policy for more efficient use of energy; Fix targets and objectives to meet that policy; Gather data to better understand and make decisions concerning energy use and consumption; Measure the results obtained; Review the effectiveness of the policy; Continually improve energy management.
Are there any peculiarities in the implementation of ISO 50001?
Like all ISO management system standards, ISO 50001 is designed to be implemented by any organization in the public or private sector, irrespective of size, activity or geographical location.
ISO 50001 does not fix targets for improving energy performance, which is left up to the user organization or to regulatory authorities. This means that any organization, regardless of its current level of energy performance, can implement the standard to establish a baseline, which it can improve on at its own rate.
Why customers should choose your company?
A peculiar feature of this standard is the need for a thorough energy analysis of the condition and the identification of real indicators of improvement. This is also the primary key for the best implementation of the standard.
Here, in fact, is the advantage of Energoeffect Consult as a leading energy auditor with years of experience in improving energy efficiency. We can trust our customers to determine the real rationale for each investment to optimize energy costs.
Through us, they can increase their profits and through ISO Certification 50001 can improve their image as a green company.
Energoeffect Consult is in constant search for innovative schemes in the energy efficiency sector. Out most common advice to our customers is that "The cheapest energy is the saved energy!".
LATEST issue 4/2018