Energy efficiency for companies
In the current market scenario, the competitiveness of companies depends increasingly on their ability to constantly improve the energy efficiency and sustainability of their production and business processes.
The industrial segment is the third sector in Italy in terms of energy demand, after buildings and transport, accounting for 20.6% of total energy consumption, down from 30% in 1990, when it represented the most energy-intensive sector.
Buildings in the tertiary segment account for 11.3% of total energy consumption and have driven consumption in the period 1990-2017, with use doubling despite the economic crisis.
How make businesses more efficient
With Legislative Decree 102/2014, large companies and energy-intensive companies are required to carry out an energy diagnosis every 4 years. It is a systematic evaluation of energy uses that outlines the consumption profile and energy balance of each structure, identifying any inefficiencies in energy management and consumption modes and identifying interventions and actions for energy improvement.
Access to White Certificates, Thermal Account and CAR Qualifications
The White Certificates, or Energy Efficiency Certificates (TEE), are the main incentive mechanism in the industrial sector and reward interventions that generate measurable energy savings.
CAR qualifications, or High Yield Cogeneration, are specific types of White Certificates and reward the creation of cogeneration plants according to certain technologies.
The Thermal Account incentivises interventions to increase energy efficiency and the production of thermal energy from renewable sources for small plants, and is mainly intended for the Public Administration and for interventions in the civil service sector.
The EPC, or Energy Performance Contract, is an energy performance contract with which a supplier undertakes to carry out - with its own or third-party financial means - a series of integrated services and interventions to retrain and improve the efficiency of a customer-owned energy system. The supplier will be remunerated with a fee related to the energy saving obtained thanks to the efficiency measures, which in turn determines for the customer a direct saving on the energy bill.
The cogeneration plants
A cogeneration plant allows for the combined production of electricity and thermal energy, which can be used for the production process and for environmental heating, starting from a single source of primary energy. Combined production can increase the efficiency of the overall system configuration up to over 80%.
Trigeneration is a particular application of cogeneration in which the recovered thermal energy is partially or completely transformed, according to the needs of the site, into cooling energy. Trigeneration is therefore a very efficient application for all processes that require a constant amount of cooling energy, both for industrial applications and for environmental cooling.
Photovoltaic systems are electrical systems that convert solar energy into electricity through the so-called photovoltaic effect. They therefore allow to produce renewable energy where it can be consumed.
ISO 50001 certification
The ISO 50001 standard - Energy Management Systems represents the international standard for Energy Management systems and acts as the tool to manage and improve energy performance and related costs. It is applicable to all organizations that want to manage and improve energy performance.
The integrated systems for monitoring and controlling energy performance make it possible to measure consumption, monitor the performance of users deemed significant, identify the areas of greatest consumption, analyze the data of the meters in the field, compare them with the reference values, identify critical issues and procedural, maintenance and plant corrective actions.
Support to the Energy Manager
Companies can rely on external resources to obtain the technical, specialist and methodological skills necessary to set up optimal energy management, guarantee the achievement of energy efficiency and saving objectives and allow obligations to be fulfilled.
TEP's Sustainable Energy Program
The Sustainable Energy Program is a roadmap of innovation and continuous improvement of energy and socio-environmental performance that TEP has developed for companies. TEP accompanies the company in identifying and implementing solutions and strategies capable of reducing the impact of its processes, reducing the energy bill and freeing up resources for new business developments.
TEP, an investment partner, supports the customer in managing all areas related to energy and the environment, helping them to undertake innovative projects at the level of plants, management and business model, as well as sustainable planning according to ESG criteria.
Through the Sustainable Energy Program it is possible to access all the main efficiency services available for businesses.
The strengths of the Sustainable Energy Program
- Provides long-term solutions for the reduction of the environmental impact of company processes and activities and for the sustainable use of natural capital
- TEP is an investment partner
- TEP supports the customer in managing all areas related to energy and the environment
- A modular offer based on the specific needs of the company, such as carbon neutrality, alignment with the best practices of the reference sector or cost reduction.
The advantages of the Sustainable Energy Program
- Improvement of environmental performance and competitive repositioning
- Improvement of corporate safety thanks to better management of environmental risks
- Energy saving and improvement of the efficiency of business activities and processes
- Contribution to the achievement of corporate social responsibility and conservation objectives
- Increased transparency in internal and external communication.
Gas heat pumps and micro-CHP
Gas heat pumps and micro-CHP are the most immediate and effective solution to get the decarbonization targets, fight air pollution, improve energy efficiency and promote the use of renewable sources in air conditioning.
05 August 2020 - 15:14 CEST