Energy Management System
Energy Management Systems (EnMS) are the means with the help of which an organization establishes the systems and processes necessary to achieve operational control and continual improvement of energy performance (Goldberg & Reinaud, 2012). EnMS helps to make sure that the energy efficiency does not just happen on a time basis, but are continuously identified and implemented in a process of constant improvement. If energy efficiency is not integrated into management practices, even optimized systems lose their internal efficiency gain with time (Jelic, et al., 2010). EnMS approach can be customized as required or can be followed as certain standards. For example, there is an international standard developed by International Standard Organization ISO 50001 in 2011 which has been recognized as a promising tool for a company to save energy, increase productive gains and also contribute to policy goals linked to energy efficiency, environment protection, and energy security.
Purpose of Energy Management Plan
The purpose of the Energy Management plan is to help organizations to plan for the improvement of their energy performance in a logical, controlled and systematic way, thereby saving energy and reducing costs of the production or services. This can be achieved by adopting a systematic approach to energy management which is based on the Plan – Do – Check – Act (PDCA) cycle for continual improvement.
The Guide is based on the approach and structures of a number of energy management system standards, including ISO 50001:2018 Energy Management Systems.
Energy Management Plan Approach