An Energy Management System achieve continuous improvement of energy performances.
Adopting an SGE Energy Management System allows to reduce energy costs, greenhouse gas emissions and improve safety at work, decreasing the probability of accidents related to equipment malfunctioning.
The ISO 50001: 2011 standard specifies the requirements to establish, implement, maintain and improve it.
The logical sequence of the four repeated points for continuous improvement is the following:
- P - Plan
P - Plan Planning: establish the savings objectives and the processes needed to deliver results in accordance with the expected results.
- D - Do
Execute the program: implement the plan, execute the process, create the product. Collect data for the creation of graphs and analysis to be allocated to the Check and Act phase.
- C - Check
Test and control, study and collect results and feedback. Study the results, measured and collected in the Do phase, comparing them with the expected results, objectives of the Plan, to verify any differences. Look for deviations in the implementation of the plan and focus on its adequacy and completeness to allow it to be executed.
- A - Act
Action to finalise and/or improve the process (extend what was first tested in contexts circumscribed to the entire organisation). Requires corrective actions on significant differences between actual and expected results.
The Energy Efficiency Program for small and medium-sized businesses is currently being implemented and co-funded by the Ministry of Economic Development, which invites Regions and autonomous Provinces to present programs to support the implementation of energy audits and the adoption of SGE.