Energy Manager and EN16001


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EN 16001 Energy Management Systems, Italian standards about ESCOs and energy management experts, and Italian experience about energy manager

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Energy Manager and EN16001

  1. 1. The role of energy managers within the EN16001 and other EU/Italian standards Dario Di Santo, FIRE 6th International Congress on EE & RES for South-East Europe April 14th 2010, Sofia
  2. 2. Cos’è la FIRE The Italian Federation for the Rational use of Energy is a no-profit association that promotes energy efficiency, supporting energy manager, ESCOs and other companies dealing with energy. Besides the activities directed to its nearly 500 members, FIRE operates under an implementing agreement with the Ministry of Economic Development to manage the Italian energy manager network since 1992. In order to promote energy efficiency FIRE cooperates and deals with public authorities, energy technology and service companies, consultants, medium and large consumers, universities and associations to promote best practices and improve the legislation. Gestione Energia magazine
  3. 3. Work-groups FIRE has activated many work-groups on energy issues during the recent years: EN 16001 cogeneration and trigeneration; white certificates; electricity and gas supplies; ESCOs and energy performance contracting; tools for energy managers; support actions aimed at the local authorities; energy uses in hospitals; biomasses; heat pumps. Besides to dedicated meetings, FIRE organizes workshops, surveys and participates in the most important energy fairs to collect issues and best practices to disseminate. The Federation participates in many European projects as a partner or subcontractor. Among the recent ones: Soltec, Enforce, Enersupply, Enerbuilding, e-Quem, Eurocontract, ST-ESCO, Greenlight. 3
  4. 4. Energy manager: the Italian mandatory approach Law 373/77 is the first example of a national public regulation on energy efficiency, integrated and followed by law 9 and 10 of 1991 and the strong flow of new European regulations. Law 308/82 established the obligation for all industrial enterprises with a consumption over 10.000 toe/year to nominate a person “responsible for the rational use of energy”. Law 10 of 1991 extended the mandatory requirements appointment of such “responsible” (energy manager) also to civil (residential and services) and transportation sectors (both for consumptions of more than 1.000 toe/year).
  5. 5. Appointed energy managers in Italy Business sectors 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Agriculture 36 42 52 50 47 Energy, gas and water 179 168 174 174 176 Manufacturing: extractive and 294 292 294 289 288 chemical industries Manufacturing: industries for 143 144 160 164 157 metalwork and transformation Manufacturing: food, textile industries, 186 182 188 196 192 paper, wood, furniture Construction industries 3 6 7 8 12 Energy services 89 93 85 92 96 Trade, public venues, hotel 155 165 149 106 206 Transport and communication 332 364 357 359 374 Public administration, public services 664 692 689 624 618 and privates (education) TOTAL 2022 2083 2125 2062 2070
  6. 6. Strength: it is possible to establish an energy manager network; it is possible to use this network to collect data and experiences; it could be ensured that medium and large consumers have a energy manager and so participate in the national policies of energy consumption and greenhouse gases reduction. Weakness: the EM action interferes and is often confused with the role of the manager in charge of the plant and service operation; if the obligation is not controlled, there is in many cases the risk of default; if the obligation is fulfilled without a serious commitment of the board, there is the risk that the energy manager remains a weapon loaded with blanks.
  7. 7. EN 16001: energy management systems Energy manager EN 16001 EGE Environmental Management Quality Management ISO 9001:2008 ISO 14001:2004 Energy Efficiency Services (mid 2010) Energy Management System EN 16001:2009 EN 15900 10
  8. 8. EN 16001 Energy manager EN 16001 EMS - Energy management systems EN 16001 Plan, do, check, act EGE improvement Energy Policy Continual Planning Management Implementation Review And operation Checking and Monitor and Internal Audit Measure Correcting action Corrective and Preventive Action 9
  9. 9. EN 16001 Energy manager An energy management system represents an important opportunity for companies that aim at dealing successfully with energy issues. It allows EN 16001 to: EGE have a systemic approach in defining energy targets and finding out suitable tools and procedures for their achievement; identify opportunities for improvement; ensure compliance with all statutory and regulatory requirements; reduce costs associated with energy consumption. The voluntary approach of the standard allows enterprises to choose specific goals and how to get them. It applies to any organization that wishes to improve its energy performance in a systematic way and to establish, implement, maintain and improve an energy management system 9
  10. 10. EN 16001 In addition, the EN 16001 establishes a person in charge of the energy management system, who may coincide with the “responsible for the rational use of energy” set by law 10 of 1991 (EM) and usually will be the company energy manager. This figure proposes action plans and verifies its application, collaborates with other managers responsible for specific productive sectors in order to identify and solve identified inefficiencies. The energy manager, a figure which may have difficulties in obtaining positive performances without a real business energy policy, may obtain from EN 16001 the instruments to strengthen his role and to plan real actions in the energy field. The EN 16001 is synergetic with the Italian standards on ESCOs and EMEs (Energy Management Experts), respectively UNI-CEI 11352 and UNI-CEI 11339). UNI-CEI 11339 defines the competences and the procedures for the certification of EMEs.
  11. 11. Energy Manager evolving role Energy manager EN 16001 Responsible for law 10/91 EGE Responsible for EN 16001 Energy Management Expert (UNI-CEI 11339)
  12. 12. Energy Manager Experts Energy manager Energy Manager Experts The European Union asks the member countries to ensure, when EN 16001 deemed necessary, the availability of qualification, accreditation and certification schemes for providers of energy services, such as ESCOs EGE and energy managers, as stated in article 8 of Directive 2006/32/EC. Certification of skills of operators in the energy sector is a voluntary option and the EMEs have a role both in the EN 16001 and in the Italian UNI-CEI 11352 standards. In Italy SECEM, an organization created by FIRE, is active on EME certification since 2009. qualification FIRE is working on certification
  13. 13. Certification of ESCO Money savings (300-1.300 €/toe)* Customer Guaranteed EPC contract savings Technology and Shared ESCO Banks Service Suppliers savings * Valid for Italy. Lower values for large industrial companies. Higher for LPG and diesel oil fuels used by small consumers.
  14. 14. Certification of ESCO The Italian standard, that is going to be published in June 2010 as UNI- CEI 11352, is about the certification of ESCOs, as defined in the 2006/32/EC directive. The main points are: the ESCo provides EES with guaranteed performances; the standard defines ESCO’s minimum requirements in terms of organization, audit, design and management capabilities, economic and financial evaluation of energy efficiency projects; actions to reduce energy consumption are grounded by measurements or actual data, keeping into account the baseline and the adjustment factors (climate, usage, etc); compliance with authorization process and safety procedures; measurement and verification procedures should be in place; investment grade audit. The main advantages consist in the possibility to verify ESCOs’ capabilities and in the possibility to address risks and make the projects easy to finance.
  15. 15. For a better view of FIRE activities visit our web site!