| There will be a focus on energy management tools to improve energy efficiency and to create cleaner production, emphasizing that these improvements provide a win-win situation for SMIs. In particular there is a focus on preparing for reaching the new International Standard on Energy Management (ISO 50001).
Management staff involved in energy planning in their industries. Policymakers from government organizations, industrial associations, and institutes involved in industrial development. Consultants who work in areas related to the themes of the course.
The short-term objectives are to provide the participants with insight into:
General problems with energy efficiency within SMIs and possibilities to improvement through energy management.
The link between energy management and cleaner production.
The elements of an energy management system
Preparation and execution of energy audits
Preparation for reaching ISO 50001 Energy Management
Policies and instruments to support energy efficiency improvements in SMIs
The long-term objectives are to provide the participants from government, branch and SMIs with management capabilities for SMIs in emerging economies with respect to:
The efficient use of energy in SMIs
The reduction of emissions caused by industrial processes
Policy options and strategies for energy management in SMIs
Implementing ISO 50001
General energy conservation options within industry
Module 1: Energy Management as part of Modern Management of SMIs
Module 2: Energy Management Systems
Module 3: Energy Supply and Demand
Module 4: Energy Audits
Module 5: Energy Policies
Module 6: ISO Standard 50001
The course is divided into two parts. Part 1 is an 6 week online course in which participants, in their own time, participate in Webinars and on-line forums, undertake reading assignments, watch short videos, listen to presentations and complete short quizzes and written assignments. It is estimated that to complete the material participants will need 8 hours per week. All modules of Part 1 must be successfully completed before the start of Part 2 – the two week residential course. Part 2 consists of an assignment in which participants work in groups on an energy audit, that forms the basis of a plan to reach ISO50001. This component is supported by lectures, including guest lectures by leading specialists, presentations, case studies, discussions, and a site visit.