I am sharing a collection of articles on energy management systems, case studies and news, mainly focusing on the industrial solutions (production industry, factories). Serving the interests of smart factory, Industry 4.0 and ISO50001. Selecting leading topics based on my experience as a marketeer for energy management software solutions. We are based in Central Europe, if you have any news related to this topic, please feel free to share and comment.
Tendencies in Energy Management
The past few months have been very busy for those, who are
actively present in the scene of energy management globally.
Several trade shows are now focusing on providing specific
solutions for the markets covering industry, buildings and transportation. Also
policy makers are gathering information with the aims of creating practical
regulations in order to achieve a sustainable energy future.Subjects like Energy and Green Growth,
Sustainable Cities, Energy Access, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy are hot
topics right now for environmental and economic reasons, as well. Both the
private and the public sector are keen to research and implement solutions for energy
efficiency, accountability and forecast. Tools to execute such projects are
laid out within the technology and innovation sectors in the form of Energy
Management Systems and Strategies implemented and maintained by skilled
The Vienna Energy Forum 2013 has provided very valuable
information with regards to the subjects above.
V. Shah (Executive Director, Institute for Industrial Productivity) has pointed
out whilst working towards the goal of doubling energy efficiency the industry
sector should also work hard on reducing energy consumption. Doing so by 3.5% per
year the target could be achievable by 2030. See more at: konsys-international.com
Some countries have already implemented rules and
regulations, normally obliging factories over certain energy consumption to
join various schemes, whereby their energy management gets under evaluation
In the United Kingdom large businesses are most likely to be
obliged to have an energy audit submitted to the Department of Energy and
Climate Change (DECC) today. Some businesses in the UK already face mandatory
carbon reporting. Firms with 250
employees or more mow most probably will have to invest in energy efficiency as
they will be included in the new Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).
The new policy has being developed as part of the UK’s implementation of the
EU Energy Efficiency Directive. Organisations with their annual turnover
exceeding EUR 50 million and annual balance sheet is over than EUR 43 million and
with fewer than 250 people will also have to take part.
Gareth Stace, Head of Climate and Environment at EEF said: “In the last 20
years, UK manufacturers have reduced their emissions by nearly 40%. As an
industry we know the importance of energy efficiency in maintaining the
competitiveness of UK manufacturing.”
Analysing the needs and demands of both the environmental and economy
sectors this tendency is expected to spread widely creating a more measurable
and predictable energy future.
First of all, let’s define what the phrase of „energy-management system” means . An energy-management system includes measurement device sub-systems with the possibility of user-intervention on failure. By utilizing such a system we are able to continuously track and analyse consumption/quality patterns , and determine low-efficiency areas quickly and easily, giving the opportunity to respond fast and efficiently. Recently the ISO 50001 standard has been released, which defines in great detail the expected structure of an energy-management system and the requirements of its installation. Installing energy-management systems is outstandingly significant for enterprises to keep their market competency , which I would explain below. For the companies its a vital factor to create their products as economically as possible . With energy-management systems we are able to recognize the inefficient areas of our production-cycle. Some examples to define these statemen
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