The Energy Management Assistance (EnMA) service goal is to enable industrial facilities to identify their energy consumption and the related costs, and further understand how the latter affects their profitability. The industrial facilities receiving EnMA will be introduced to the techniques required to improve their energy performance.

The EnMA will be implemented in four phases:

  1. The preparatory phase is the first and crucial step of the process. It aims to (a) introduce the EnMA service to the facility top management, (b) form and train an EnMA team (within the facility) who will participate in the implementation of the EnMA service and (c) support the facility to run a self-assessment regarding its energy performance.  

  2. The planning phase marks the start of collection and analysis of the energy data, which will help to identify the significant energy uses in the facility followed by identifying the relevant variables, static factors, the energy baselines, and the energy performance indicators for each significant energy user. During this phase the team will identify some energy saving opportunities with a focus on low/no-cost measures.

  3. The implementation phase results in an action plan for the Facility. It starts with measurements to complete the missing data for each significant energy users. The EnMA team will prepare a technical and financial analysis for the energy saving opportunities and then generate an implementation action plan.

  4. The reporting phase serves to monitor the progress towards the targets set by the facility. In this phase the EnMA team will analyze the implemented measures and the associated savings to deliver a progress report to the FMU. At the last stage the EnMA team will deliver to the facility a prequalification matrix and a readiness assessment for ISO 50001.