Company energy audits and energy efficiency audits are specialised compilations that analyse the energy consumption, technical condition of equipment and quality of installations in a given company. In addition, the document formulates guidelines specifying the measures needed to increase the energy efficiency of these equipment and installations. The energy audit of the company also includes an assessment of the profitability of the planned investments and illustrates their impact on energy savings.
Company energy audit
The energy efficiency audit in a company accurately identifies the current generators of energy losses and determines how current solutions affect energy consumption. It also helps to propose new solutions to effectively minimise the energy losses identified through the analysis. Business energy audits are effective in supporting processes to reduce operating costs and help to prioritise efficiency improvements.
Why carry out a business energy audit with PowerOn?
Performing a business energy audit is a decision that can be prove to be a great success. PowerOn guarantees:
- a free consultation,
- to guide you through all the formalities.
- help with obtaining financing,
- implementation of new technologies,
- advice on energy and environmental law,
- professional service – high-end metering equipment, including thermal imaging cameras, analysers, detectors, flow meters.
Main benefits of a company energy audit:
- Identification of areas of excessive energy consumption,
- Verification of the company’s legal environment,
- Diagnosis of inactive areas,
- Increase of investment profitability rates through external financing,
- Identification of real opportunities for energy efficiency improvements.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is covered by energy audits?
Conducting a company energy audit is a mandatory procedure for large companies. This obligation entered into force on 1 October 2016, in accordance with the Energy Efficiency Act of 20 May 2016.
The legislation obliges any entrepreneur that has met at least one of the following conditions in at least one of the last two financial years to conduct an energy audit:
- employed on average at least 250 employees per year;
- achieved an annual net turnover exceeding the PLN equivalent of EUR 50 million;
- the total assets of its balance sheet as at the end of one of these years exceeded the PLN equivalent of EUR 43 million.
What does PowerOn offer?
PowerOn offers you professional assistance in the compilation of company energy audits. Our auditors will prepare an attractive offer for you based on the materials received and the site visit.
We know from our experience that a company energy audit is a process that takes from a few weeks to even a few months, so do not hesitate to contact us today!
What obligations does an Entrepreneur have regarding energy audits?
Additional obligations of large companies that perform company energy audits include:
- retention of company energy audit data for a period of 5 years;
- notification to the President of the Energy Regulatory Office (ERO) of the company energy audit performed up to 30 days after completion of the audit;
- attaching to the notification information on the achievable energy savings resulting from the company energy audit;
- payment of a penalty for failure to comply with the obligation by the deadline (up to a maximum of 5% of the company’s turnover).
What does a company energy audit look like?
Energy efficiency audit
An energy efficiency audit is worth carrying out to achieve energy savings in the company. The investment implementation plan aims to modernise the electricity system so the company has a chance of obtaining energy efficiency certificates, the so-called ‘white certificates’, and making a profit from their sale on the Polish Power Exchange to entities obliged to redeem them.
Why carry out an energy efficiency audit with PowerOn?
Performing an energy efficiency audit is a decision that can be a great success. PowerOn guarantees:
- a free consultation,
- the performance of an energy efficiency audit for individual machines as well as the most complex pro-efficiency solutions for entire process lines,
- customer support in the process of obtaining White Certificates,
- to guide you through all the formalities,
- implementation of technologies to obtain White Certificates.
Main benefits of an energy efficiency audit:
- Inventory of the heating system,
- Assessment of the thermal characteristics of the building,
- Energy performance of the facility,
- Energy recovery in industrial processes,
- Determination of the ways in which the building can be thermally upgraded,
- Evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of each proposed method,
- Indication of the methods that are optimal for the audited facility.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is an energy efficiency audit?
An energy efficiency audit is a compilation containing an analysis of energy consumption and determining the technical condition of a facility, technical equipment or installation, including a list of measures to improve the energy efficiency of the facility, technical equipment or installation, as well as an assessment of their economic viability and possible energy savings. The concept was introduced in the Energy Efficiency Act 2011 in connection with the introduction of the white certificates system.
An energy efficiency improvement project, on the other hand, is an activity consisting in the introduction of changes or improvements to a facility, technical equipment or installation, resulting in energy savings (definition according to the EE Act), without deteriorating the operational parameters of the facility, technical equipment or installation.
Energy efficiency is the ratio of the achieved utility effect of an object, technical device or installation, under typical conditions of its use or operation, to the amount of energy consumption of that object, technical device or installation necessary to achieve that effect.
What are white certificates?
White certificates are certificates confirming the saving of a certain volume of energy (10 TOE, approximately 116MWh) as a result of energy efficiency investments. White certificates have property rights and are traded on the energy commodity exchange.
Energy efficiency improvement projects:
- upgrading: lighting, appliances for domestic use, appliances for domestic needs, appliances and installations used in industrial processes, district heating networks and local heat sources;
- insulation of industrial installations;
- reconstruction or renovation of buildings;
- energy recovery in industrial processes;
- reduction of: reactive power flows, line losses, transformer losses;
- use of energy generated in own or grid-connected renewable energy sources (within the meaning of the Act of 10 April 1997 – Energy Law), useful heat in cogeneration (as mentioned above) or waste heat from industrial installations for heating or cooling of facilities.
What does an energy efficiency audit look like?
- Identification and selection of planned projects you wish to subsidise through participation in the white certificate scheme – Identification of projects can be done, e.g., as part of a company energy audit.
- Carrying out the energy efficiency audit(s).
- Submission of an application for white certificates to the Energy Regulatory Office.
- Receipt of Energy Efficiency Certificate(s) and its/their sale.
- Supervision of the implementation of the project notified as planned, for which an energy efficiency certificate (white certificate) has been issued.
- Information to the ERO upon completion of the investment and supervision of the as-built audit (in certain situations).
Who is entitled to draw up energy efficiency audits?
The Energy Efficiency Act regulates that a person entitled to draw up energy efficiency audits, as referred to in Article 25, section 5 of the Act amended in Article 1, shall be considered a person who by the date of entry into force of this Act has obtained at least one year’s experience in drawing up energy efficiency audits, as referred to in Article 25, section 1 of the Act amended in Article 1, confirmed by energy efficiency certificates issued by the President of the Energy Regulatory Office on their basis.