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ENERGY EFFICIENCY MR. AALOK A. DESHMUKH GENERAL MANAGER: ENERGY EFFICIENCY, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDIA Combining ISO 50001 with Data Driven Decision Making to Effectively Drive Enterprise Energy Management An organization can adopt ISO 50001 to establish, implement, maintain and improve an energy management system. ISO 50001 helps an organization develop and follow a systematic approach for achieving continual improvement of energy performance ISO 50001 is a voluntary international standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to provide an internationally recognized framework to establish, implement, maintain and improve an energy management system. ISO 50001 helps an organization develop and follow a systematic approach for achieving continual improvement of energy performance. It can be applied to industrial plants; commercial, institutional, or government facilities; as well as entire organizations. A competent internal team or service provider can help an organization in ISO 50001 adoption and compliance by offering services and solutions that meet the various requirements under the standard, such as Energy Review, Energy Baseline identification, establishing Energy Performance Indicators, Objectives, Targets and Action Plans. This internal team or service provider can also help with employee awareness and training and can assist in developing the organizations internal / external communication – and effectively provide a complete framework for Monitoring, Measurement and Analysis of an Energy Management System within an organization. However, we must remember that ISO 50001 is an overarching framework for managing energy performance. During the ISO 50001 implementation process, one needs to actively challenge the organization – whether it is an internal customer or an external customer – to think of relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). For data centers, these KPIs can be PUE, cooling efficiency, IT server efficiency, power distribution efficiency or UPS utilization and efficiency. For buildings, these can be Energy Use Intensity (EUI), kW/ton, lighting power density, fan and pump efficiency, UPS or transformer losses, etc.; and for manufacturing facilities, these can be energy use or cost per unit of production or per unit of revenue, combustion efficiency of furnaces, % of waste heat recovery, and so on. Identifying the right KPIs is absolutely critical because once this is done by the facilities and the management, then everything that follows becomes relatively easy. Figure 1: Comparing energy performance indices EPIS for different facilities to determine where to prioritize energy efficiency implementation. 50 energética INDIA · SEP | OCT15


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