aining for the implementation of the Energy Management System (EnMS) – Module 3 – CHECKING was held

December 16, 2019 | By Milena Manova Ilikj

Оn 11-13 December, 2019, in the premises of urban community “Peco Bozhinovski-Koco”, Municipality of Karposh, the Expert Training for the implementation of the Energy Management System (EnMS) – Module 3 – CHECKING was held, 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”. 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 Energy Management Systems standards represent a planned and overall guide, especially for industrial plants 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.

This training is the fourth part of the programme package and second expert training, will contribute towards the building of the national capacities for the implementation of Energy Management Systems in industry. The training was attended by 15 representatives from industry and public institutions.

The aim of the expert training – Module 3 – CHECKING is to qualify the representatives from the energy teams to implement an Energy Management System in accordance with the ISO 50001 standard, the benefits from implementing EnMS, operational controls, monitoring, documentation and opportunities for continuous improvement of energy performance in companies. UNIDO qualified EnMS experts, Mr. Mirko Ristevski, grad. el. eng. and prof. d-r Ana Lazarevska, grad. mech. еng were training moderators.

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 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.

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.