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ISO 50001:2018 is an international standard for energy management. The standard enables organisations to establish the systems and processes necessary to improve energy performance, including energy efficiency, use, and consumption.
An Energy management system means effecting organizational, technical and behavioral actions in an economically-sound manner with the objective to improve the energy performance of the organization. Energy management means systematic attention to energy with the objective of continually Improving the energy performance of the organization and maintaining these achieved improvements.
Implementation of an EnMS consists of four (4) steps – Commitment, Planning, Implementation and Checking.
No, the company does not have to be certified to improve energy performance. But the functional implementation of an Energy Management System following the guidelines of the ISO 50001:2018 standard or the UNIDO methodology, which overlaps with the standard to a significant extent, can significantly improve the energy performance of a company.
By achieving certification your company will accrue some of the numerous benefits of ISO 50001, including:
• Energy reduction of up to 10% within first 12 months;
• Reduced costs;
• Reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and carbon footprint;
• Increased competitiveness;
• Improved corporate image and credibility among customers;
• Increased energy awareness among staff members at all levels;
• Improved operational efficiencies and maintenance practices.
In order for a company to pass ISO 50001 certification, it must first implement the energy management system and actively use it.
Subsequently, the certification body receives the request of the company and conducts the inspection in two phases. The first phase is the preliminary inspection. Energy policy, business processes, implementation guidelines and other issues are discussed. Attempts are made to remove system inconsistencies. In the second phase, on-site control is performed. Checks are made at all levels of the business, such as the firm’s commitment to the system and whether the standard is applied correctly.
If the company successfully completes these phases, the ISO 50001 energy management system certificate is issued and delivered to the company.
One of the first activities to be undertaken when implementing an energy management system within a company is to review the existing level of energy management in the company. The purpose of such a self-assessment is to identify the priorities for the company regarding the implementation process. It is also crucial that any effective energy management system has the full commitment of the top management of the company. This commitment can be demonstrated by developing and signing the energy policy and dedicating adequate person-hours and resources to the implementation of the energy management system.
Yes, there are a number of consulting companies and certification bodies on the market that offer assistance in implementing the Energy efficiency standard. There is an active Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) and Performance-Based Cash Incentive (PCI) which supports implementation of an Energy Management System according to the ISO 50001:2018 standard alongside an investment in energy efficient technologies.
Yes there are. One of them is an annual call published by the Ministry of Economy
Certified consultants according to the UNIDO methodology for implementation of energy management systems are national energy efficiency experts who have the knowledge, skills and tools needed to implement energy management systems in accordance with the international standard ISO 50001
Lists of certified experts according to the UNIDO methodology, their contacts and CVs can be found in the section “UNIDO qualified Macedonian energy efficiency experts”, which is an integral part of this web platform .
All large enterprises as defined in Article 3, Paragraph 22 of the Law on Energy Efficiency are obliged to carry out an energy audit every four years, in accordance with the provisions stipulated in this Law and the Rulebook on Energy Audits of Large Enterprises. Large enterprises are not obliged to carry out external energy audits in cases when they have implemented an energy management system certified by a conformity assessment body accredited in accordance with the Law on Accreditation, which is compliant with the relevant European or International Standards (ISO), provided that the management system includes an internal energy audit that meets the detailed conditions prescribed in the Rulebook on Energy Audits of the Large Enterprises.
The implementation of an Energy Management System is not mandatory for small and medium enterprises, but small and medium enterprises are encouraged to implement an Energy Management System, as well as to carry out voluntary energy audits.
ISO 50001 is structured to align with other popular industry management system standards such as those for quality (ISO 9001), occupational health and safety (OHSAS 18001), food safety (ISO 22000) and environmental management (ISO 14001). Organizations can thus, if appropriate, integrate an energy management system with their existing management system(s).
Once a company has established an Energy Management System, it needs to properly maintain and improve its energy efficiency each year. Company have to undertake activities that are carried out to continuously improving company energy performance and ensure that it is sustained.