Energy Manager. Interpreting energy efficiency
The role of Energy Manager was introduced in the early 90’s and obligatory for both private and public organizations with high levels of energy consumption: over 10.000 toe (tonnes of oil equivalent) for industries, and over 1.000 toe for all other sectors. Nowadays, Energy Management Systems enable organizations to achieve two objectives: first, to reduce energy consumption and costs, and second, as a result of the first, to reduce CO2 emissions. This enables organizations that invest in energy efficiency to free resources and invest in new opportunities, whilst reducing environmental impact and improving the organization’s image in terms of sustainability. Role and nominationIn our role as Energy Manager we support and guide company decision makers in the choices and strategies regarding a rational use of energy. The principal activities that an Energy Manager must carry out are:
- To identify actions, interventions and procedures that help to promote a rational use of energy
- To define energy budgets based on economical parameters and energy uses in the organization
- To set out the data on energy use required by law for access to state contributions and incentives
The nomination of an Energy Manager has to be communicated to the relevant Ministry from 1 March to 30 Aprilof each year, and the communication must include data regarding the organization’s energy consumption for the previous year.