User Training for the implementation of the Energy Management System (EnMS) in accordance to the UNIDO Methodology and ISO 50001 (GEF – UNIDO EnMS USER Training Programme) was held in the premises of REC CO Macedonia on March 29-30, 2018. The training was 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”, as part of the EnMS replication programme implemented in cooperation with EVN Macedonia in several companies in the Republic of Macedonia.
The standards for energy management 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 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 User Training was getting to know the Energy Management Systems, the benefits of EnMS implementation, EnMS management and employee involvement awareness building, definition of the limits and system range and presentation of the UNIDO Methodology (the Tool) for implementation of EnMS in accordance to ISO 50001.
This training contributed towards the national capacity building for the implementation of the Energy Management Systems in the industry. A total of 18 participants from different industrial sectors and from the Ministry of Economy were present at the training. UNIDO qualified EnMS experts were training moderators, Mr. Mirko Ristevski, grad. el. eng. and ass. prof. d-r Ana Lazarevska, grad. mech. eng.
In the frames of the cycle of EnMS trainings, the following training for the Module – planning is estimated to be held in May 2018.