The energy manager is the qualified person who manages energy management within an energy-consuming company at the level of a group of energy consumers or at the level of an administrative-territorial entity.

Energy management is a complex process of making decisions about reducing energy intensity and increasing economic performance at the level of energy consumers and/or at the local level.

The Energy Manager provides services for the following categories of beneficiaries:

  • Large energy-intensive trading companies in industry, transport, services where, as a rule, the company’s employee, but may also be a service contract signed with an authorized foreign company.
  • Local councils of administrative-territorial entities (common, city, etc.) with over 20,000 inhabitants.

4 out of 10 companies have an Energy Manager

Although the Energy Manager function is most often assimilated to a legal necessity, it aims at energy efficiency within companies and is also used by firms that do not meet the consumption requirements of over 1000tep/year but want to reduce energy losses.

According to the EnergyPal study “Energy Efficiency in Romanian Companies”, only 3 out of 10 companies say they have invested in an energy efficiency program. At the industry level, the fewest companies with such investments are in construction / real estate (20%), followed by food/agriculture (29%) and professional services (32%).

The role and activity of the Energy Manager

The activity of the Energy Managers for Industry aims at reducing the energy intensity and the value of the energy invoice of the beneficiaries through the following actions: centralization and processing of information from the metering and monitoring system:

  • Drawing up the specifications for the energy audit and receiving the energy audit work
  • Propose, implement and monitor the progress of the energy efficiency program
  • Provide advice on how to enforce existing energy efficiency legislation and regulations and to carry out the energy analyzes required by the beneficiary’s activity
  • Representation of the beneficiary in relation with ANRE regarding the issues related to energy efficiency
  • Provide advice on how to enforce existing energy efficiency legislation and regulations and to carry out energy analyzes necessary for the beneficiary’s activity
  • Representation of the beneficiary in relation with ANRE regarding the issues related to energy efficiency

The energy manager needs to know:

  • General energy: energy policies, energy resources, energy indicators
  • Practical energy: technologies for producing, consuming and recovering energy
  • Energy legislation, including ANRE registrars.

In conclusion

Energy efficiency offers the opportunity to reduce energy losses as well as to optimize consumption, which translates into an increase in the beneficiary’s profitability under the same conditions of the activity. It is somewhat gratifying that 66% of respondents say they have a policy of reducing energy loss within the company. At the industry level, such a policy is 41% of professional service companies, 46% of financial services, but 66% of industrial production. In this context, the role of the energy manager is an essential one.