EnMS Advisor Training
Presented in partnership with the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) and the Energy Efficiency Council
Whether looking to improve their budget bottom line or committing to achieve net zero emissions, leading businesses are reviewing their energy strategy and management.
Many businesses consider opportunities for energy performance improvements in an ad hoc way. By contrast, implementing an energy management system (EnMS) unlocks continuous improvement, and the financial and other benefits that go along with it. An EnMS integrates an energy management framework into existing business systems, enabling businesses to understand their energy use and implement a strategic approach to energy management.
An EnMS establishes a systematic approach to energy management. This includes energy strategy development, energy management planning, implementation of plans, and ongoing monitoring and continuous improvement. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) created ISO 50001 to provide organisations with an internationally recognised framework for developing an effective EnMS. While ISO 50001 is not right for every business, all energy intensive businesses should have an EnMS that allows them to effectively manage their energy use.
ENERGY SERVICES PROFESSIONALS’ ROLE IN SUPPORTING BUSINESSES WITH ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Many businesses need support in the process of developing and implementing an effective EnMS. Energy services professionals that are supporting businesses on this journey need a range of competencies – knowledge, skills and experience – including:
- Traditional business ‘soft skills’;
- Energy strategy; and
- Technical energy expertise.
To facilitate the development or refinement of these competencies, the Energy Efficiency Council and the NSW Government have developed a new professional development course for energy services professionals. The aim of this is to ensure that there is a sufficient number of quality energy services professionals available to support businesses with implementing an EnMS, and energy performance improvements more generally.
The creation of this course supports the NSW Government’s goal of reducing businesses’ energy bills – particularly those of energy intensive businesses like manufacturers and agribusinesses – and improving the reliability and sustainability of electricity in the state.
ENMS ADVISOR CERTIFICATION PATHWAY
As part of the Council's drive to support Australian businesses with reducing their energy costs and emissions - and to support our members and the wider energy services industry with helping them do just that - we are pleased to announce that the Council is working with the Commonwealth and Victorian governments, alongside the NSW Government, on developing a professional certification pathway for EnMS advisors. This professional certification will be intrinsically linked to the EnMS advisor course, and course participants will have the opportunity to be part of the second cohort to become certified EnMS advisors when certification begins from July this year.