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ISO 50001

Make energy transparent – and rewarded

ISO 50001 is a worldwide standard for in-house energy management systems. The standard describes all the requirements for an energy management system, from establishment and implementation to maintenance to optimization. We provide step-by-step support for implementing an energy management system according to ISO 50001 – and we can show you how you can even benefit from state subsidies and tax advantages with standardized certification.

Your opportunity: ISO 50001

There are many good reasons for implementing a corporate energy management system, which is extremely important for creating transparent energy consumption. The result is energy-saving measures and reduced energy costs. An energy management system also significantly increases your competitiveness when the identified savings potential is consistently exploited. We can support you throughout the entire process and to successful certification. By consulting our experts right from the start, you can be sure that the certification process is conducted in a structured and effective way. That’s how we ensure that efficient energy management pays off for you.

Our contribution: SIMATIC Energy Management software

Get all the energy data you need from your production process thanks to our SIMATIC Energy Suite energy management solution: it provides end-to-end transparency of all energy flows. The TIA Portal enables the ease of engineering  and you can benefit as well of an uniform platform for automation and energy management – including across locations. The recorded energy data can be seamlessly expanded to form a multisite energy management system thanks to the end-to-end connection to SIMATIC Energy Manager PRO or the cloud-based Service Energy Analytics. We offer you a comprehensive ISO 50001-certified product and solution portfolio with additional SIMATIC Energy Management software – from the management to the field level.

EN 50598

Meet energy targets systematically

Manufacturing has a substantial impact on a country’s economy. One of the most significant factors is electrically powered systems, which are responsible for almost 70% of all power requirements. Not only that: The energy cost of an electric drive makes up at least 80% of the entire lifecycle cost – meaning that electric drive systems harbor tremendous savings potential. Nevertheless, measures that focus on the motor alone are not expected to meet the Europe-wide target of reducing carbon emissions by 40% by the year 2030 compared with1990.

From individual drive to drive system

With the European eco-compatible design standard EN 50598, the focus is directed away from individual components and toward an overall system approach. Since 2015, EN 50598 has defined the requirements for drive systems in electrically driven production machines. This means that all products that convert an appreciable amount of electrical power must be evaluated in terms of their level of efficiency or loss. The second part of EN 50589-2 is especially relevant for evaluating energy efficiency. It indicates how the manufacturer is to determine the losses of drive and motor systems. This in turn allows users to compare products in terms of their energy efficiency.

Integrated Drive Systems: the answer to the EN 50598 standard

The core elements of a fully integrated drive system are frequency converters, motors, couplings, and gear units. With Integrated Drive Systems, these individual components become complete and efficient drive systems. You can get energy savings of over 30% thanks to the comprehensive portfolio enabling the optimization of the entire drive train with integrated, highly efficient components. As a truly complete solution, Siemens Integrated Drive Systems can be seamlessly integrated into any drive system and any automation environment throughout the entire lifecycle. As a result, you’re perfectly equipped to fulfill the EN 50598 standard and ensure that your drive systems are as efficient as possible.        

Federal government financing program

It pays to invest

In order to make it easier for companies to invest in energy-efficient processes, the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy has refocused its financial support programs in the field of energy efficiency. The investment program entitled “Energy Efficiency and Process Heat from Renewable Energies in Industry – Subsidies and Loans” standardizes the previous financial support options.

The objective: to reduce primary energy consumption by 50% of 2008 figures by 2050.

In addition to the expansion of new electricity-generating capacities based on renewable energies, the energy revolution focuses on reducing energy consumption by increasing energy efficiency. To this end, the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy has published new financing guidelines with the intention of simplifying the existing financial support models. Instead of dividing the units to be subsidized into different programs with different requirements, as was previously the case, the investment program for energy efficiency and process heat from renewable energies in industry separates the subsidy options into four modules: general-purpose technologies; process heat from renewable energies; instrumentation and control, sensor technology, and energy management software; and energy-related optimization of plants and processes. Financial support can be applied for in the form of a subsidy or loan. One prerequisite, however, is that companies have ISO 50001 or equivalent certification, or that the appropriate certification process has been started.

ISO 50001–compliant energy management for industry

SIMATIC Energy Manager enables you to evaluate implemented efficiency measures, optimize your energy procurement, and compare your energy efficiency across different plants and locations.

Our selected portfolio of products for projects eligible for financial support

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