The law 121/2014 for energy efficiency adopted by the Romanian Parliament (transposes in the Romanian legislation the 2012/27/CE directive for energy efficiency of the European Parliament and Council
Starting with 25 October 2015 the 2012/27/CE Directive will come into operation, a document known as ‘the directive of energy efficiency’. This is the result of some coherent programs of European Union’s strategy in the energy field and its purpose is to promote a set of measures that assure a lower energy consumption for realizing products and services throughout their lifetime. The Romanian legislation for energy efficiency has its background on the 121/2014 law. The main requirements of this law that looks at industrial consumers are:
- The economical operators who consume annually a quantity of energy of over 1.000 tons equivalent of petrol have the obligation to carry out once in four years an energy audit throughout the entire contour of energetic usage. They also have to carry out annually (until 30th of September for every year) upgrading programs for energy efficiency which include short-term and long-term measures, to name an energetic manager confirmed by A.N.R.E. and to elaborate (until the 30th of September of each year) the annual energy consumption declaration and the energetic analysis questionnaire of the energy consumer.
- The economical operators who consume annually a quantity of energy under 1.000 tons equivalent of petrol, excepting IMMs, have the obligation to carry out once in four years an energy audit and to complete (until the 30th of September of each year) the annual energy consumption declaration.
Energy efficiency- cost or investment?
This is a question which any entity consuming energy has to take into consideration any time is willing to know the level of the own usage or needs to implement change.
The evaluation criteria that needs to be considered in order to answer the questions and issues specific for our clients are the following:
Evaluating the consumption level and determining the level of energetic reference;
Thermic rehabilitation of buildings;
Modifying the supply method ;
Costs for training the staff;
Costs for not implementing.
Costs for not implementing:
- Higher level of taxes;
- The possibility of enforcement and interrupting the activity until it will be noticed an improvement of energy consumption;
- Decreasing the marketable aspect of products;
- Losing some contracts.
- Savings resulted from reducing the energy consumption;
- Increase of sales by increasing the profit margin and assuring the sales volume for innovative products;
- Access on controlled markets through energy efficiency criteria;
- Recovering some efficiency costs and paying smaller environmental taxes.
To succeed, framing the energy efficiency at one of the two poles of the profit axe depends on two factors: the situation regarding the efficiency of the consumer and the timeframe in which the client will be able to recover the efficiency costs.
From TÜV SÜD perspective, maximizing the benefit-cost correlation by our clients represents a prefigured strategy, by taking early measures of economic efficiency distribution of costs throughout the technological processes.
The additional reasons for reducing energy costs:
Besides from what has previously been presented, the auditor and the company can both agree the extension of the application field as well as the depth of the audit for energy efficiency.
Benefit of our knowledge! Our energy experts offer you support throughout the audit period in conformity with the internal and international standards, having as a goal to reach the saving of energy.
The services for energy audits TUV SUD Romania offer are:
- Thermo-energetic audit;
- Electro- energetic audit;
- Combined audit