www.fire-italia.org The role of energy managers within the EN16001 and other
Dario Di Santo, FIRE
6th International Congress on EE & RES for South-East Europe
April 14th 2010, Sofia
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
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.
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FIRE has activated many work-groups on energy issues during the
cogeneration and trigeneration;
electricity and gas supplies;
ESCOs and energy performance contracting;
tools for energy managers;
support actions aimed at the local authorities;
energy uses in hospitals;
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
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).
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
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
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Public administration, public services
664 692 689 624 618
and privates (education)
TOTAL 2022 2083 2125 2062 2070
it is possible to establish an energy manager network;
it is possible to use this network to collect data and
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.
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.
EN 16001: energy management systems
ISO 9001:2008 ISO 14001:2004
Energy Efficiency Services (mid 2010)
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EN 16001:2009 EN 15900
EN 16001 EMS - Energy management systems
EN 16001 Plan, do, check, act
Review And operation
Checking and Monitor and
Internal Audit Measure
Preventive Action 9
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
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
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.
www.fire-italia.org 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.
Energy Manager evolving role
EN 16001 Responsible
for law 10/91
for EN 16001
Energy Manager Experts
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
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
FIRE is working on
Certification of ESCO
EPC contract savings
Technology and Shared
Service Suppliers savings
* Valid for Italy. Lower values for large
industrial companies. Higher for LPG and
diesel oil fuels used by small consumers.
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
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.
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