Eagerly awaited ISO energy management standard published

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Dec 1, 2013 (3 years and 10 months ago)

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Eagerly awaited
ISO energy management standard published

The
long
-
awaited launch of International Standard ISO50001 on 15 June 2011 is likely to add further
impetus to the energy management momentum that is building in South Africa. Energy is one of the
most critical challenges facing the international community and the
International Organization for
Standardization (ISO) estimates that the standard could have a positive impact on some 60% of the
world’s energy use.


Gustav Radloff, Managing Director of local energy optimisation company Energy Cyberneti
cs,
comments:

“In
many ways the publication of ISO50001 is well
-
timed for the South African market since
we are once again moving into a situation where we find ourselves facing a supply capacity constraint
.
Companies embarking on an ISO50001 drive will save money, gain int
ernational as well as local
recognition
,

and help to alleviate the strain on the Eskom supply network going forward.”



The development of
ISO
50001 over the last
three years

will now

provide organisations with a recognised
framework for integrating energy
performance into their management practices. ISO Secretary
-
General,
Rob Steele comments: “Individual organisations cannot control energy prices, government policies or
the global economy, but they can improve the way they manage energy here and now.”


An e
nergy management system can often be confused with a technical tool such as a
data
logger or
SCADA system for instance. ISO50001 is an energy management standard which stipulates a set of
interlinked processes, practices and procedures driven by a clear po
licy, with the aim to reduce energy
costs. ISO50001 requires organisational changes, both internally and externally, to optimally make a
positive impact on energy use. From security personnel who identify equipment in use outside of
operating hours, to cle
aning staff during their after
-
hour cleaning schedules, to the purchasing
department that continues to purchase energy inefficient equipmen
t. ISO
50001 facilitates the successful
management of these changes for optimal energy management.


Coming to Port Eli
zabeth, on 24
-
25 August 2011 at the Radisson Blu Hotel is the Energy Management
System Implementation (EMSI) course which is developed around the European and International
Standards EN 16001:2009 and ISO 50001. Gain the knowledge and understanding of inte
rnational best
practice to implement an effective energy management system. Through practical exercises and case
studies delegates will learn to reduce energy costs, improve energy performance which will result in
increased profits and develop a foundation

for ISO 50001 certification.


The course is presented by Energy Cybernetics, in conjunction with DQS SA, by experienced
trainers in the energy auditing industry and costs R7,500
-
00 per delegate.