The ENERGY INTELLIGENCE Photovoltaic Assistance Centre offers its customers, companies and industries the necessary support for the correct fulfilment of bureaucratic procedures and an update service related to technical/regulatory fulfilments. The main obligations for these sectors are summarised below.
Energy Audits - Legislative Decree 102/14 – 5 December
According to Legislative Decree 102/14, Article 8, clause 3, large companies and energivorous companies registered in the lists established at the Energy and Environmental Services Fund (CSEA), are obliged to perform an energy audit executed by energy services companies, experts in managing energy and energy auditors, in production sites located on national territory by 5 December 2015 and then every 4 years. This obligation is not applied to large companies that have adopted management systems compliant to EMAS and to ISO 50001 or EN ISO 14001 standards, provided that the management system in question includes a compliant energy audit.
Savings declaration - 31 March
According to Legislative Decree 102/14, Article 7, clause 8, energy savings for which energy efficiency certificates have not been recognised regarding the previous year and under normalised conditions, which can be found in the energy balances prepared by companies that implement an energy management system compliant with ISO 50001 standard, and from the audits provided for by this decree must be communicated by the companies to ENEA and contribute to the achievement of the aims referred to in this article.
The subjects involved are those obliged to perform audits according to Article 8 of Legislative Decree 102/2014 and all companies that have implemented an energy management system according to the ISO 50001 standard. Any other company can voluntarily participate in this mechanism.
The above subjects must make a report of the savings provided for in clause 8 of Article 7 of Legislative Decree 102/2014 only for sites where energy efficiency interventions have been executed. The reporting of each intervention must be carried out on an annual basis.
The savings to be reported are all those attributable not only to efficiency measures implemented on the production cycle (technological), but also to simple energy savings deriving from any modification, even behavioural, of the management of the production cycle itself.
The deadline for submitting the energy savings is set every year on 31 March.
Monitoring System – 31 December 2017
Large companies and energivorous companies that have fulfilled the obligation to perform an energy audit according to Legislative Decree 102/14, Article 8, Clause 3, are obliged to have a monitoring system that must start operating by January 2018.
The so-called "obliged" subjects must take action in time to define which integrations of the measurement system have to be implemented with what is already present in the company, before and not after the deadline of 31 December 2017, so they are ready for a full year of monitoring and have sufficiently valid data for the preparation of the 2019 audit.
Once the operational areas have been defined and the energy weight of each of them is determined by means of design and instrumental assessments, the implementation of the permanent monitoring plan must be defined in a manner to keep the significant data of the company context under continuous control, and to acquire information useful for the management process and give the right energy weight to the specific product made or service provided. In this manner, it is intended that in the audits after the first one for operational areas, there must be dedicated meters, that is, not exactly a full monitoring system dedicated to them, but a "monitoring strategy" which, through an appropriate coverage of instrumentation, control and management systems, will make sure that the energy parameters relative to them have a growing reliability with the progressive implementation of these systems.
The deadline for the implementation of the monitoring systems is set on 31 December 2017.