Energy Management System according to DIN EN ISO 50001
Good energy management is vital for the profitability of your company, the classification of your energy efficiency as well as an environmentally conscious energy supply. The introduction of systems and processes will unlock unused energy efficiency potential, saving you money.
What is an energy management system?
The energy management system according to DIN EN ISO 5001 is an international standard that was introduced in June 2011. It can be applied in all companies regardless of industry and size. There is no obligation to introduce an energy management system for companies. Nevertheless, the introduction of an energy management system is worthwhile for all companies.
Legislation even financially promotes the implementation of an energy management system. Companies that are required to carry out energy audits in accordance with DIN EN 16247-1 are exempted from the obligation to do so when implementing an energy management system.
Advantages of an EnMS
- Permanent and continuous reduction of energy costs
- Financial support by the legislator
- Reduction of environmental impact
- Positive company image
- Tax concessions
The goal of an EnMS
By making the energy flows and processes in a company transparent, they can be analyzed and improved. As a result, the energy efficiency of a company can be sustainably improved. Likewise, the use of energy should be permanently optimized. It is important to involve employees and make them aware of the efficient use of energy in all areas of the company.
Implementation and introduction of an energy management system
Possible tax benefits
If you introduce an energy management system according to DIN EN ISO 50001 and your company belongs to the manufacturing sector, you can apply for tax benefits for electricity and energy consumptions. “Spitzenausgleich-Effizienzsystemverordnung“ (SpaEfV) in conjunction with the “Stromsteuergesetz“ (StromStG) or the “Energiesteuergesetz“ (EnergieStG) forms the basis for this. A relief from the electricity tax can only be granted if the tax burden for energy per calendar year exceeds € 1000.
In addition, it is linked to the pension insurance contributions of the company. Furthermore, the special compensation scheme (BesAR) can be used to apply for indirect financial support from the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA). In order to receive funding, certain requirements for the electricity consumption, electricity cost intensity and energy efficiency must be taken into account. We are happy to advise you in this regard.
For more information, please contact the Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt): https://www.deutschland-machts-effizient.de/KAENEF/Redaktion/DE/Standardartikel/foerderprogramme-unternehmen.html (German)