Energy management is an organised energy consumption forecast and control procedure that aims to achieve maximum possible energy output without diminishing performance level (comfort, light level, etc.). Energy is power in time and in this second factor, usage management is where energy savings can be achieved in addition to reducing the environmental impact of municipal installations.
A thorough understanding of the energy-consuming installations of a municipality requires the input of an expert technical team to assess the current situation and evaluate proposals that have acceptable investment recovery periods, give the necessary guarantees and offer the best technology in each case.
A3e, the association of energy efficiency companies, of which Letter Ingenieros is a member, proposes three types of audit depending on the level of detail required: diagnostic, audit and ESCO audit. For a municipality that would like to enter into an Energy Services (ESCO) contract the latter is fundamental as this will contribute information to the specifications that is non-binding in the event of inventory errors or subsequent investments that might be omitted from the tender. This latter audit should include a standardised study of the installations in order to establish the non-savings services to be included in the contract, as well as the business plan, so that the ESCOs can assess the profitability of the project with all the information on the table. Read more…
María Ávila Montoro
Commercial Director, Letter Ingenieros
Article published in: FuturENERGY November 2015