The training course was designed to assist top managers in establishing, implementing, maintaining, and improving energy management systems to achieve continual improvement of energy performance based on the ISO 50001 standard. The purpose was to provide an opportunity for senior executives and responsible officers to understand the methodology and major components of ISO 50001 and enable them to reduce energy consumption and improve energy performance in organizations. Organizations that waste energy through lax processes and insufficient management are not only losing money but are also causing avoidable pollution through increased carbon emissions. In addition, energy security and fossil fuel depletion have become global concerns. Proper energy management through EEC measures is therefore of paramount importance.
My participation to this training course was to gain knowledge and concept on establishing, implementing, maintaining, and improving energy management systems to achieve continual improvement of energy performance based on the ISO 50001. The knowledge gained from the training provides an opportunity for me to implement in my organization the reduction of energy consumption and improvement in energy performance. The training also promotes energy efficiency and conservation (EEC) in the region to enable smarter, more efficient use of energy thus, the promotion of EEC will also help in the transition from carbon-intensive to environment-friendly, sustainable economic patterns.
There were twenty four (24) participants who attended the said training. They came from India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Philippines, Iran, Vietnam, Pakistan, Fiji, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Cambodia, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
SCOPE, CONTENT, METHODOLOGY
The scope of the course was focused on the following areas:
a. Concepts, fundamentals, and implementation of ISO 50001;
b. Tools, techniques, and documentation to achieve results in accordance with ISO 50001;
c. Benefits of implementation of ISO 150001.
The resource speakers came from India and Hongkong. The lectures were as follows:
A. Mr. Ha Wai Ng, Howie – Hongkong
Module 1: Modern Energy Management Systems
1.1 Concept of management systems
1.2 Energy management systems –the scientific and preventive approaches
Module 3 : ISO 50001 EnMS Scope, Management Responsibility, and Policy
3.1 Intent and interpretation of the requirement
3.2 Ways to meet requirements
Module 5: ISO 50001 EnMS Implementation and Operation
5.1 Intent and interpretation of the requirement
5.2 Ways to meet requirements
Module 7: Management Review – Inputs & Outputs
7.1 Intent and interpretation of the requirement
7.2 Ways to meet requirements
Module 8: Plan of Implementation of ISO 50001
8.1 Generic approach to establish an energy management system
8.2 Details of plan
B. Mr. Sanjiv Kumar Bose – India
Module 2 : Essential Features of ISO 50001
2.1 Development and rational of ISO50001
2.2 Purpose, scope, and key elements of ISO50001
Module 4: ISO 50001 EnMS Energy Planning
4.1 Intent and interpretation of the requirement
4.2 Ways to meet requirements
Module 6: Checking
6.1 Intent and interpretation of the requirement
6.2 Ways to meet requirements
Module 9: Certification for ISO 50001
9.1 The certification process
9.2 The accreditation process
The site visit was made on the 3rd day of the training. The participants went to Energypac Electronics Limited located on the outskirts of Dhaka for the site visit. The company is engaged in assembling LED bulbs and other energy efficient lighting devices, ceiling fan as well as lighting accessories. During the site visit, the participants were able to observe the operation and production process and identify possible areas of energy management. Aside from that, the participants did some energy auditing in the company’s process and operation. The overall assessment of the company’s energy management system requires improvement and thorough review before proceeding to ISO 50001 certification.
Other activities aside from the lectures and site visit, include: quizzes; exercises and group work with emphasis on performing energy review. The purpose of the group work is to understand how to perform an energy review in addition to understanding energy consumption, energy use, variables as well as to determine energy performance indicators and energy baseline.
The course consisted of lectures, discussions, presentations, observational site visit(s), and group discussion.
OUTCOMES AND EVALUATION
The knowledge and benefits acquired in the workshop are as follows:
5.1 Performing an energy review.
5.2 Understanding energy consumption, energy use and variables
5.3 Determining energy performance indicators and energy baseline.
The resource persons are well versed and knowledgeable in their fields as well as very effective in their presentations. The case study was a very good group exercise for the participants.
RECOMMENDATIONS AND ACTION STEPS
Recommendation on potential action steps to be taken:
Philippine NPO (DAP)
1. Disseminate and promote implementation of Energy Management System based on ISO 50001 to improve energy performance of organizations through lecture-seminars.
ITDI and Myself:
1. Come up with a proposal on the implementation of energy management system in the Institute that is ISO 50001 certified.
2. Conduct of lecture-seminar on energy management system based on ISO 50001.
ANNABELLE BRIONES, PhD
Chief Science Research Specialist
Industrial Technology Development Institute
Department of Science and Technology
Email: avbriones2003 @ yahoo.com