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Content Introduction Brief on EN 16001 EN 16001 Implementation Stages Beneﬁts of EN 16001 “Conventional sources of energy are limited. Better we manage our energy usage, longer we can use this lessening energy sources”.
Introduction to EN 16001 - Energy Management Standard______________________________________________________________________________________Introduction“Energy Management” is the most crucial issue of our times. The strained energy sourcesand continually rising prices have put tremendous pressure on business for it is afundamental utility for all organizations. It also represents a significant cost component.Savings on energy therefore directly have an impact on the costs and thus businessperformance. Energy savings measures must begin with a systematic approach towardsintegrating energy management into organizational business structures, without whichenergy saving will be a one-time exercise and not an ongoing energy performanceoptimization activity as a part of routine operation of the organization. Risks and Problems Political instability Energy Conservation of primary energy supplying countries Energy Saving EN 16001 Energy Reduction in carbon Certiﬁcate Management Standard emissions underway in India Risk of climate change Reduction in energy bill Depletion of fossil fuels Solutions, and way forward Energy efﬁciency Rising fuel costBrief on En 16001The EN 16001:2009 Energy Management Systems Standard was developed to ensure thatenergy management becomes integrated into organizational business structures, so thatorganizations save energy, save costs, reduce carbon emissions, and improve energy andbusiness performance. The aim of the standard is to put practices in place that areeffective, and result in measurable energy savings. In practice, an effective energymanagement system should result inEcoLogic Consultancy 3
Introduction to EN 16001 - Energy Management Standard______________________________________________________________________________________ Organizations taking action to improve energy efficiency, A continual improvement year-by-year and an improved performance in energy usage, More thorough analysis of areas with potential for energy saving being carried out.EN 16001 is suitable for any organization – of all sizes, sectors or geographical locations. Itis particularly relevant if for the organizations that operate in an energy intensive industryor are facing GHG emission legislation.EN 16001 Implementation StagesThe various steps of EN 16001 are explained as under Data Understan- Setting Establishing a collection ding the objectives and Measuring, register of of energy energy targets - energy monitoring energy saving Manag- use and requirement performance and opportunities – ement the -s for indicators (EPIs) reviewing for prioritization review factors signiﬁcant at management the and that drive energy and operational information implementation it users. levelsData Collection – This step includes collection of energy consumption data for past andpresent based on measurement along with corresponding factors such as productionvolume or weather conditions. Trends in energy use if any should be understood. Varioussources for the energy use data can be meter readings, estimations, monthly utility bills.Understanding energy requirements - Areas which are significant users of energy shouldbe identified. Such areas can be the ones that are maximum users of energy or the onesthat are most variable in energy usage or have maximum potential for savings. Such areascan be a plant or a particular process or particular equipment. Better data quality andgranularity ensures correct identification of significant energy use. The approaches toidentify the significant energy use can be process maps or energy balances or surveys. Thisstep ends with the breakdown of energy use to enable identification of each significantenergy use and its drivers.Identification and prioritization of reduction opportunities - This step should be a partof ongoing process, but can also be analyzed periodically, outcome of which can be inputto target setting and planning exercise. Methods for identification of reductionopportunities include audits, models, pareto-analysis or a continuous monitoring.Identified opportunities must be documented at a central location in the Register ofEcoLogic Consultancy 4
Introduction to EN 16001 - Energy Management Standard______________________________________________________________________________________Opportunities for common viewership and usage of information. Opportunities can beselected based on their cost-benefit analysis and appropriateness for planned reduction.Target Setting - Targets can be set on the basis of past performance or best practicesanalysis or theoretical limit for process/plant/equipments under discussion. Targetsshould be set at a normalized to take into consideration foreseeable factors which affectenergy consumption such as the production volumes. Each significant energy use musthave associated with it associated target in the form of an Energy Performance Indicator(EPI). Such EPIs can be set at both management and operational level. Management EPIsrelate to the overall control of significant energy use, while the operational EPIs relate tothe particular plant or process or equipment.Implementation - A clear implementation process including clarifying resources, roles,responsibilities and authorities should be made to ensure right implementation of theenergy management system.Measuring and monitoring - Each significant use must be metered, monitoring as per anestablished plan. This way, it can be integrated into the business management processes.Organization must plan responses to non-conformities, including short term actions andlong term preventive actionsManagement review and Performance statement - Top management can make decisionson the activities to be carried out in the coming period and review the status of Register ofOpportunities to choose opportunities to act on. It can bring changes to the energymanagement system and constituent programmes that can result into energy saving.Management should produce an energy performance statement to be reviewed by thecertification body. Such a statement provides energy performance information andevidence on the continual improvement of the energy performance of the organization.Benefits of EN 16001Reduce costs Involve top managementReduce energy costs through a structured Make energy management as a keymechanism to identifying, measuring and business issue in the boardroom.managing the energy consumption. Comply with legislationImprove business performance Meet current or future mandatory energyPush for greater productivity by efficiency targets and/or the requirementsidentifying technical solutions and of GHG emission reduction legislation.imbibing behavioral change to reduce Indian is planning to have such legislationenergy consumption. in energy consumption.EcoLogic Consultancy 5
Introduction to EN 16001 - Energy Management Standard______________________________________________________________________________________Reduce GHG emissions De-risk energy supplyMeet stakeholder/investors expectations Understand your energy risk exposureor obligations now and in the future by and identify areas of your organization atreducing organizations GHG emission or greatest risk.carbon footprint. Drive innovationPrepare energy policy and objectives Develop opportunities for new productsPromote energy management policy and services in the low-carbon economy ofthroughout the organization and make the future. Avail carbon credit throughenergy efficient as integral part of energy efficiency projects.organizations mindset or psyche.An organization should avoid falling into various traps as it implements since these trapspresent an easy fix to a problem at hand and in the process destroy value in the initiative.Common traps are listed below1. Making system complex and bureaucratic with multiple layers of approvals and controls2. Focusing on doing and not recording3. Maintaining two systems – one for actual use and one for audit4. Restricted communication which prevents wide scale understanding and adoption5. Under-allocation of financial or human resources for running the systemThe Energy Management Standard EN:16001 is easy to integrate with other commoninternational standards such as ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS 18001 due to the samestructured “Plan, Do, Check, Act” approach common to all ISO management systemstandards. This approach of using a common management system structure allowsorganizations to use their existing resources and management systems whenimplementing their I.S. EN 16001 energy management system and hence doesn’t costmuch to implement.EcoLogic Consultancy 6
Introduction to EN 16001 - Energy Management Standard______________________________________________________________________________________ EcoLogic Consultancy is a focused Carbon and Energy Management consulting ﬁrm. We provide services in the wide spectrum of carbon and energy management, helping our clients identify the risks and opportunities in climate change and energy saving, mitigate the risks, exploit the opportunities, and thus tackle the environmental challenge. For further details, reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org I www.ecologicconsultancy.in +91-90007 72462 I +91-90287 88430EcoLogic Consultancy 7