Who needs an energy management system (EnMS)?
Essentially, every company that consumes a certain amount of power and has a large number of different loads and processes benefits from the introduction of an energy management system per ISO 50001.
The system behind this ensures sustainable targeted measures for the reduction of energy costs. Furthermore, an EnMS per ISO 50001 will also become an increasingly significant marketing instrument for the presentation of a green and environmentally aware company philosophy in the future.
Peak load management and grid fees
A further important aspect for cost reduction, which can be pursued with an energy data management system, is the control and reduction of peak loads. Electricity supply companies calculate grid fees on the basis of the maximum load measured within a quarter of an hour. This value then applies under certain circumstances for the entire year. However, it may be that this value was simply arbitrary or coincidental. It is frequently the case that the actual “troublemakers”, responsible for the generation of peak loads, are not immediately discernible.
Only those companies who create transparency regarding the load curves of their significant loads will be able to actively counter these. This can take place through the targeted switching off of loads, through the switching on of their own generators or – where this is not possible for process reasons – with time-delayed switch-on processes or the shutting down of unimportant processes.