Requirements of ISO 50001
ISO 50001 is a globally valid standard of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which is intended to support organisations and companies in setting up a systematic energy management system. It can also serve as evidence of an energy management system that complies with the standard through certification.
The introduction of an energy management system is generally voluntary. There is no statutory certification requirement. However, certification in accordance with DIN EN ISO 50001 (or a registered environmental management system in accordance with the EMAS regulation) in Germany is a prerequisite for the partial exemption of eligible, particularly energy-intensive companies from the EEG apportionment, and also for relief for companies in the manufacturing sector from the electricity and energy tax in the future.
Systematic energy management is based on recording the energy flows in a company (energy sources, energy use, energy consumers) and evaluating the state of energy efficiency, in particular of the plants/facilities and processes/activities that are important for the entire energy consumption. This recording is the basis for implementing technical measures to improve energy efficiency as well as strategic and organizational management approaches. Organizational and technical measures should lead to the systematic and long-term improvement of energy-related performance.
The Talbot Steam To Power Turbine is a measure according to ISO 50001.