A Practical Guide to Energy Management for Managers by Energywise Consortium

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The key items for an Energy Management Policy are listed below: • Set out an organisation’s objectives for energy management • Demonstrate commitment to managing energy in a way that both supports good business performance and takes due regard for environmental effects • Commit the organisation, when capital investments are planned, to giving energy efficiency due regard in the selection and configuration of the plant, and adopting the most energy efficient equipment available • Recognise the need for adequate resources and reporting throughout the company • Identify the individual within the organisation with overall responsibility for the energy policy and its implementation • Commit the company to a regular review of policy Initial savings can be made fairly quickly while the impetus from the launch of an energy saving programme is still there, but to consolidate that success requires support from all parts of an organisation and a lot can depend on the ethos that can be generated within the workforce.

Review and recognise all the achievements made 8. Keep employees aware of the success of the programme with regular updates 9. 4 Training Training should be viewed as an integral and critical part of creating an awareness of energy efficiency within a company. This training should be undertaken at all levels within a company, senior management, processing/operational staff, and management 38 Energy Management of utilities and peripherals. The training sessions do not need to be long and in fact they would benefit from being a series of short events spread over a period of time.

Methods and lives may be specified by the accounting and/or tax rules of a country. Several standard methods of computing depreciation expense may be used, including fixed percentage, straight line, and declining balance methods. Depreciation expense generally begins when the asset is placed in service. • Energy costs: The biggest part of the operation cost in the plastic industry and the one in which big differences can be made by choosing energy efficient equipment that saves energy during its whole life cycle.

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