Wednesday, 9 October 2013

ISO 50001 : 2011 Energy Management Systems (Basic overview)

ISO 50001 : 2011 Energy Management Systems was released by International Organization for Standardization in June 2011. It specifies a standard for improving energy efficiency of an Organization by achieving continual improvement in it's energy usage.

ISO 50001 offers a systematic approach for Energy management within an Organization. While Energy Audit which is certainly beneficial to a single unit or plant or office in saving energy, the ISO 50001 framework works across the Organization. It may still be required to audit individual plants or facilities as part of the policy framework developed for an Organization.

It provides a framework of requirements for Organizations to :
  1. Develop a policy to improve energy efficiency
  2. Set targets and objectives
  3. Carry out energy audit
  4. Measure results
  5. Review policy
  6. Ensure continual improvement in energy efficiency
In the present scenario where the energy costs are at an all time high ISO 50001 provides the necessary approach path to achieve energy conservation and energy efficiency goals of a Company in a systematic manner. It offers a blueprint for energy management policy and a universal process that can be applied across Organization including factories, offices, commercial facilities etc.


Energy Efficiency by ISO 50001 Energy Management System


The most important aspect of ISO 50001 is continuous improvement in energy efficiency through Action => Data collection => Data Analysis => Further Action. Energy Audit forms a critical part of the ISO 50001 framework implementation as it calls for performance review at critical points and enables a strong feedback based system. It may be noted that it is advisable for a plant to undergo an Energy Audit at periodic interval for achieving optimum level of energy usage.

The benefits of ISO 50001 to an Organization are as follows :
  1. Ensure optimum energy usage and thereby reduce cost across its manufacturing facilities, offices, warehouses etc.
  2. Improve its competitiveness by ensuring optimum cost of production as energy forms a sizable part of input cost.
  3. Improve it's image by projecting itself as an environmental conscious Company.
  4. Ensures uniformity in approach and better output through individual contribution for Energy Efficiency.
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4 comments:

  1. This is simple and nice concept to understand and followup by people of industries and offices

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    1. Dear Sir,

      Yes, the concept is very easy to understand.

      The best part of ISO 50001 is the formation of core-group within the Organization which ensures continual improvements in energy conservation. It is beneficial to Industrial plants, Commercial complexes, offices etc.

      Thanks !

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  2. ENERGY OPTIMIZATION IS THE NEED OF UNIVERSE.

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    1. Dear Sir,

      Yes you are right.

      In fact many reputed Organizations are planning to go for ISO 50001. This is because globally various Customers demand that their vendors be ISO 50001 certified.

      From an Organization point-of-view it is highly beneficial as well., as can be seen above.

      Thanks

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