The Expert Training for the implementation of the Energy Management System (EnMS) – Module 1 – PLANNING, in accordance to the UNIDO Methodology and ISO 50001 (GEF – UNIDO EnMS EXPERT Training Programme), implemented in the frames of the GEF – Project UNIDO “Catalyzing market transformation for industrial energy efficiency and accelerate investments in best available practices and technologies” was held in the premises of REC CO Macedonia on 18-21 June, 2018. The training is a part of the EnMS replication programme implemented in cooperation with EVN Macedonia in several companies in the Republic of Macedonia.
The standards for Еnergy Мanagement represent a proven and effective tool for the implementation of a sustainable industrial energy efficiency. Furthermore, the sustainability of energy efficient practices represents a challenge for the industry, because most of the optimized systems lose their initial efficiency with time, mostly as a result of changes in employees and production.
By using the well-known approach of „plan-do-check-act„ integrated in the world-wide recognized standards for quality and environmental management systems such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, the Energy Management Systems standards represent a planned and overall guide, especially for industrial plants. The standards for Energy Management provide the integration of energy efficiency and system optimization in the day-to-day operation of industrial plants, as well as continuous improvement of energy performances.
The standards for Energy Management highly connect the business logic of Energy Management and the basic profit interests of the companies through the decrease of the daily operational costs, increased productivity, environmental compliance and responsibility, as well as improved global competitiveness.
The scope of this 4 day Expert Training is elaborating on the first module of the three expert modules – PLANNING, which is one of the most important modules, with which, to the representatives of the companies the UNIDO methodology (the Tool) is presented, especially in the area of methodology, energy consumption data gathering, significant consumers, regression analysis, models, list of possible savings measures and definition of the energy savings scope.
This training will contribute towards the building of the national capacities for the implementation of an Energy Management System in the industry. Approximately 15 participants were present on the training from diverse industrial sectors and from the Ministry of Economy.
UNIDO qualified EnMS experts, Mr. Mirko Ristevski, grad. el. eng. and ass. prof. d-r Ana Lazarevska, grad. mech. еng were training moderators.