Everything you need to know about Energy Efficiency Audit
More and more companies are interested in increasing energy efficiency, seeing significant financial benefits in it. What should you know before starting cooperation with a partner? Read the most frequently asked questions by our Clients.
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Energy Efficiency Audit is a study that demonstrates the potential of modernization initiatives by showing the energy effect in the form of reduced consumption of various types of energy.
The main advantage of conducting an Energy Efficiency Audit is the possibility of applying for Energy Efficiency Certificates (White Certificates), thus increasing the profitability of the entire project. The Energy Efficiency Audit is the most important document, which is the basis for issuing energy efficiency certificates.
White Certificates, also known as Energy Efficiency Certificates, are documents certifying that energy efficiency has been increased through modernization measures, resulting in reduced energy consumption. White Certificates are financial instruments listed on the Energy Exchange and have a real monetary value, similar to shares listed on the Stock Exchange. The Energy Efficiency Certificate system is aimed at entities that plan to implement energy efficiency projects using their own financial resources.
There are several ways to finance an energy efficiency project, including:
a. Own funds,
b. White Certificates system,
c. Subsidies, e.g. FENG – ecological loan,
d. ESCO formula.
To ensure that the level of savings in the form of energy consumption reduction is measurable, it is necessary to include propulsion units with the following characteristics in the project:
a. rated power of 10 kW,
b. operating time of 4000 hours per year,
c. electric drives made in efficiency classes IE3, IE2, IE1 or older.
Of course, the above criteria are only a suggestion. We take great care to ensure the quality of our services, so each unit is analyzed individually.
The object inventory process carried out under the signed contracts with our Clients involves:
a. technical documentation,
b. photographic documentation,
c. measurements for accurate analysis of individual units.
All activities related to inventory are free of charge under the signed contract.
Usually, the payback period, assuming the cost of components, ranges from 1 to 2 years. The payback period depends mainly on the scope of modernization (modernization variant), electricity rates of the customers, as well as technical data of the analyzed drive units.
For several years, STERNET has been helping its clients improve energy efficiency by replacing drives (replacing older drives with energy-efficient ones). References from selected projects can be found on our website. In addition, the Energy Regulatory Office website contains cards of energy efficiency audits. Below are a few of them, which clearly describe the individual parameters that contributed to improving the energy efficiency of the enterprise.
URSA Polska Sp. z o.o.
Saint-Gobain Construction Products Polska Sp. z o.o.
Knauf Bełchatów Sp. z o.o.
Knauf Jaworzno III Sp. z o.o.
EXTRAL Sp. z o.o.
Orion Engineered Carbons Sp. z o.o.