Energy Efficiency


Energy efficiency has been proved to be cost-effective and bearing a positive effect on productivity in the industrial sector. However this is also a fact that, energy efficiency improvements with no-cost or very favourable payback periods often do not get implemented. Despite a number of instances where projects are implemented, results are often not sustained due to a lack of supportive operational and maintenance practices. It is a bitter truth that, energy efficiency in many developing countries is still widely viewed as a luxury rather than a strategic investment in future profitability. The experience with industrial energy efficiency programmes in these countries shows that energy efficiency in industry depends more on how energy is managed than on the simple installation of new technologies.

 

Taking stock of the good results achieved through national Energy Management System (EnMS) standards in various countries, UNIDO started to promote the development of an international EnMS standard in 2006. In UNIDO’s view, an internationally recognized standard would be particularly helpful to developing countries and economies in transition that still lack policy frameworks and mechanisms to promote and achieve improved energy efficiency in the industrial sector. UNIDO initiated the process that subsequently led to the publication of the international standard ISO 50001:2011, Energy management systems – Requirements with guidance for use.

CURRENT STATUS: UNIDO successfully launched the Energy Management System Program in 50 energy intensive industries across Pakistan through engaging 10 consortia comprising of energy management consultants, academia, energy auditors. The EnMS program aims at developing a culture of Energy Management System (EnMS) and investments in EE through piloting EnMS and Energy System Optimization (SO) in around 50 Organizations in Pakistan. The program is successfully running where the consortia is helping the beneficiary industries in terms of implementing the energy management system such as defining the scope, energy policy, conducting internal audits and EnMs documentation. This will greatly enable the industries to develop a continuous process of energy management within their organizations leading towards the energy system optimization. Whereas, UNIDO is aligning the competencies of the consortia groups through organizing regular training workshops. In terms of the monitoring the EnMS program, UNIDO is developing an online monitoring and tracking tool to effectively monitor the progress of the consortia based on their deliverables. This tool which will also serve as knowledge repository platform for the EnMS program.

 

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The UNIDO programme on energy management system implementation in industry

The UNIDO programme on EnMS implementation in industry combines capacity and pilot imlementation. It builds understanding, expertise and skills of consultants and enterprises for implemen ing EnMS in line with ISO 50001 and provides expert advisory services needed to ensure implementation. The UNIDO EnMS programme comprises three elements an awarness seminar, user training and expert training.

Elements of the UNIDO programme on EnMS implementation in industry

 
Awareness Seminar
Target group

Enterprises top management

Objectives
Build understanding of EnMS energy efficiency benefits Promote commitment to and participation in the UNIDO EnMS programme.
 
User Training
Target group
Energy managers, chief engineers and other signigicant energy personnel
Objectives
Build understanding of EnMS energy efficiency benefits Promote commitment to and participation in the UNIDO EnMS programme.
 
Expert Training
Target group
Energy efficiency consultants energy service companies, ISO 14001, ISO 50001 experts, enterprise energy managers and others
Objectives

Build capacity for providing technical assistance for EnMS implementation