Early ISO 50001 adopters report major gains through energy management standard
Evidence that publication of ISO 50001 was eagerly awaited is borne out by the number of organizations worldwide claiming to be the first in their country or sector to have adopted the new ISO International Standard on energy management. And what is more, several are already reporting significant benefits and energy cost savings from their early ISO 50001 implementation.
An online article on the ISO Website summarizes the experience of five early adopters of ISO 50001. The organizations are power and thermal management solutions enterprise Delta Electronics in China; global energy management specialist Schneider Electric of France: the Dahanu Thermal Power Station in India; LCD TV maker AU Optronics Corp of Taiwan, Province of China, and the Austrian municipality of Bad Eisenkappel.
They report numerous early gains from implementing ISO 50001, including significant reductions in power consumption, carbon emissions and energy costs, and benefits to manufacturing plants, communities and the environment. The following quotes are taken from the article.
? Delta Electronics – China
“With the implementation of the ISO 50001 energy management system in the Dongguan region, and production capacity at an even level from January to May of this year, we have already reduced power consumption by 10.51 million KWH as compared to the same period in 2010. This is equivalent to a reduction of 10.2 thousand tons of carbon emissions and a saving of CNY 8 million.”