Energy Monitoring - EMS

Energy Management Service for the optimization of energy consumptions

The energy monitoring service for companies allows to continuously monitor the level of consumptions in the plant and/or parts thereof, and to know possible corrective actions to ensure adequate energy management. Monitoring checks consumptions in real time, including passive consumptions (such as nighttime consumptions).

The service allows you to plan and manage energy efficiency interventions based on the analyzes produced by the system, both in the design phase and in the management of the same, and monitor their effectiveness.

The energy monitoring helps you to monitor the power factor correction of your plant, to verify the correct functioning of the equipment and to maintain the power factor (cosφ) according to the values ​​fixed by the current legislation, in order to avoid the payment of high penalties, established by Resolution 180/2013/R/EEL.

The service also allows the use of an automated “alert” notification system that allows instantaneous reporting of any anomalies. Monitoring involves the customization of reports and queries.

Who can request the monitoring service

The monitoring service for energy consumptions is aimed at:

  • Energy intensive industries;
  • Manufacturing enterprises;
  • Large multi-site businesses;
  • Businesses in the tertiary sector.

Energy monitoring also allows you to perform the mandatory energy audit required by Legislative Decree 102/2014.

We stay by your side at every stage of your monitoring

Meters Supply

The service involves the supply at zero cost of a network of meters, which allows us to acquire data on the energy consumptions of all your business areas.

Monitoring of consumptions

The monitoring service provides for the use of software that allows you to monitor and manage the consumptions of your plants.

The system allows us to:

  • Measure the data and process the data
  • Report any critical issues in real time

Periodic Report

We provide you with a periodic report with analysis based on real consumptions data and a technical-economic evaluation of the interventions necessary to achieve the best energy performance.

In this phase you can:

  • Recognize the energy performance of your plants
  • Identify consumptions anomalies
  • Calculate your actual energy needs
  • Identify critical issues and activate efficiency processes

Monitoring customization

Each intervention is customized according to the needs and specific characteristics of your company. In addition, you can use the monitoring service even if you already have other measurement systems.

The advantages of our monitoring service

Zero initial costs

The service does not include initial costs and can also include the Energy Audit for 2019.

Free inspection

Our consultants carry out an inspection of your plants for free.

Integrated monitoring software

The web software can be integrated with the most common monitoring systems.

Continuous management

You always have one of our dedicated EGE specialist at your disposal.

Significant consumptions reduction

We help you reduce consumptions by 3.4 Mtoe per year, equal to about one sixth of the 20 Mtoe savings target set by 2020 in the National Energy Strategy.

Decree 102/2014: obligations and penalties

Legislative Decree 4 July 2014, n. 102 the Legislative Decree 4 July 2014, n. 102 of “implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU, establishes a framework of measures for the promotion and improvement of energy efficiency that contribute to the achievement of the national energy saving objective which consists in the reduction, by 2020, of 20 million toe of primary energy consumptions, equal to 15.5 million toe of final energy, counted starting from 2010, in line with the national energy strategy”.

Once the energy audit has been performed, the company must notify to ENEA about the savings from the previous year (Article 7) by March 31 of each year. As clarified by MISE with a note dated November 14th 2016, it is necessary to define the implementation of the permanent monitoring plan for the execution of the Energy Audit in order to keep under control the significant data of the business context and acquire useful information for the management process giving the right energy weight for the specific product produced or for the service provided.

Obligations

Among the various measures, the decree provides for the obligation of periodic execution of the energy audit for large companies and energy managers. A company that does not have a valid audit is required to check each year its membership in the aforementioned categories in order to fulfill the obligation of energy audit by December 5 of the current year.

Until July 19, 2016, energy audits can be conducted by all the subjects listed in Article 8, paragraph 1 (energy service companies, energy management experts or energy auditors) even if they do not hold certifications issued under accreditation. From July 19, 2016, audits must be performed by experts certified by accredited bodies, in accordance with article 8, paragraph 2 of the decree.

Sanctions

Companies subject to the obligation that do not perform the energy audit within the fixed deadline are subject to the fine as referred in Article 16, paragraph 1 of Legislative Decree No. 102/2014: “from €4,000 to €40,000. When the audit is not carried out in compliance with the provisions of Article 8, a fine, ranging from €2,000 to €20,000, is applied”. The fine for the energy audit does not exempt from the audit, which must, in any case, be communicated to ENEA within six months from the imposition of the fine itself.

Try also EMS Smart

Your fast and easy energy monitoring system

With EMS SMART we offer the supply and installation of a complete kit for the control of energy consumptions, without interrupting any business process.

A single bridge accommodates up to 250 devices simultaneously, connecting to Ethernet network via Wi-Fi or GSM in the absence of a LAN socket.

EMS but Smarter!

  • Customized cloud platform to manage detected data
  • Constant reports for the analysis of energy trends accessible from PCs and smartphones
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KPIs comparison

The energy monitoring platform EMS Smart allows the management of multi-site plants and the comparison between internal and industry benchmarks (KPIs).

All collected data can be extrapolated and exported in the most common formats in order to analyze them with the support of third parties software.

Tailor-made for you

EMS Smart is not just a self-reading and data collection system. It is enriched with additional services useful to define a customized energy strategy for your company.

  • Semi-annual report (on the acquired data) by a UNI CEI 11339 certified EGE Expert
  • Flash audit aimed at defining the monitoring system by an EGE Expert

F.A.Q.

Are energy-intensive user companies bound to specific deadlines for the implementation of efficiency measures resulting from the audit?

As expressly provided for by Article 8, paragraph 3 of Italian Legislative Decree No. 102/2014, energy intensive industries are required to progressively implement, within a reasonable time, energy efficiency measures identified by the audit, or, alternatively, to adopt management systems compliant with ISO 50001 standards.

What is the fine for the audits that do not comply with the provisions of art. 8 of Decree 102/2014?

When the audit is not carried out in compliance, a fine from €2,000 to €20,000 is applied.

What is the amount of the fine for the obliged companies that have not transmitted the energy audit?

Pursuant to Article 16, paragraph 1 of Legislative Decree No. 102/2014, the obliged companies that do not carry out the energy audit are subject to a fine from €4,000 to €40,000.

How should foreign companies related to Italian companies be considered?

In order to observe the energy audit obligation, the size of the company must be calculated on the sites of the company itself and its associated companies exclusively located in Italy.

If a foreign company is connected to several Italian companies, the latter will be considered as connected to each other and the foreign company will have the sole function of connecting.

How should the sites already audited according to ISO 14001, ISO 50001 or EMAS schemes be processed?

The sites already in possession of the audit according to ISO 14001, ISO 50001 or EMAS certification schemes, must however be included in the list of production sites of the company to be audited and considered for the application of the sampling methodology.

If selected, the audit already performed can be sent if complies with Annex 2 of Legislative Decree 102/2014 and is still valid.

If within the site there was an energy production unit, relative to the calculation of energy consumptions and clustering system, how should self-produced energy be considered?

To define site consumptions, it is necessary to take into account all the energy deriving from fuels and energy carriers entering the site as well as that produced on the site from renewable sources.

To calculate it, the conversion coefficients in TOE applied for the communication referred in Article 19 of Law 10 of 1991 are used (MiSE Circular dated 18/12/2014).

In the case of biomass, the LHV is that of each type of biomass.

If a multi-site company or a group of connected and/or multi-site companies presents sites of different types, how should we act for the audit?

In order to audit, the different characteristics of the sites under analysis should be taken into account.

With reference to the clustering method proposed by ENEA attached to the clarification document, it should be noted that, limited to the first year of obligation, it can only be carried out on consumptions, without differentiation by type of process.

If sites of different types belong to the same category and multiple sites are audited in the same category, they must be, if possible, of a different nature or belonging to different companies of the same group.

Is there a database where I can find benchmarks to compare with the area performance indices defined in the audit?

At the moment, the benchmarks must be found by the expert performing the audit.

The compilation of the “Summary format” required by ENEA during the presentation of the audit is functional to the development of a database that allows to identify specific reference values.

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