Canada

CA-3:ISO 50001 implementation Support

Policy Description

Under the auspices of the ecoENERGY Efficiency for Industry program, the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) Office of Energy Efficiency is offering cost-shared assistance to industrial companies to perform ISO 50001 implementation pilots and energy related assessments. 

Description

Under the auspices of the ecoENERGY Efficiency for Industry program, the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) Office of Energy Efficiency is offering cost-shared assistance to industrial companies to perform ISO 50001 implementation pilots and energy related assessments [1].  NRCan will provide a financial incentive of up to 50% of study costs to a maximum of $25,000 for ISO 50001 implementation pilots. 

Eligible costs may include an Energy Management Information Systems audit, professional fees, training, and energy/ energy baseline assessments (*1).  Companies are not required to achieve formal third party certification.  The participating companies must provide a report with details on the measures undertaken to meet ISO 50001, e.g. energy baseline, energy performance targets, timeline for achievement of targets, monitoring and reporting procedures.  There is no limit to the number of pilots that can be proposed by companies, assuming they have multiple plants operating in Canada.

Policy Information Expand this section for information on the key features of the policy, such as its date of introduction, categorization, main objective(s) and linkages with other policies.

Policy Categorisation

Policy Instrument Type: Economic, Incentives & Subsidies

Position in the Pyramid

About Us

Participation: Voluntary

Period

Start Date: 2012

Policy Linkages

Supported By Canadian Industry Programme for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) Effort Defining

Agencies Responsible

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)

Primary Objective: Energy

Objective

­- To support the implementation of the new ISO 50001 energy management standard in industrial facilities ­- To foster reductions in energy consumption, energy cost, greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts.

Target Group

Industry

Driver of energy consumption or emissions affected by policy: Total energy use / Specific energy consumption / Relative efficiency / Rate of change /Technology implementation rate / Institutional capacity / Knowledge level.

Implementation Information Expand this section for information on targets, monitoring, verification and enforcement regimes, and implementation requirements and tools.

Coverage

Industrial sector

Quantitative Target? no

Progress Monitored? yes

Verification Required? yes

Enforced? yes

Sanctions: not applicable

Requirements on the Target Group

  • To be eligible for the ISO 50001 Implementation Support incentive, a company must have its technical proposal approved by NRCan before beginning its ISO 50001 Implementation Pilot.  The proposal is required to include the project's goals and objectives, scope and cost and NRCan provides a template to help applicants complete this document.
  • The proponent is required to produce a report with details on the measures undertaken to meet ISO 50001, e.g. energy baseline, energy performance targets, timeline for achievement of targets, monitoring and reporting procedures.

Support by Government

  • Eligible costs under this program may include implementation of an Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS) audit (*2).
  • NRCan provides a handbook and guidance documents for conducting an EMIS audit, development of an EMIS implementation plan and for the actual EMIS implementation [2].

Implementation Toolbox

- NRCan  provides a template to guide applicants on how to prepare a technical proposal for an ISO 50001 incentive

- NRCan provides a handbook and guidance documents for conducting an EMIS audit, development of an EMIS implementation plan and for the actual EMIS implementation [2].

 

Impacts, Costs & Benefits Expand this section to find information on policy effectiveness and efficiency.

Impact Quantitative Estimate Qualitative Estimate
Estimated effect on energy consumption or emissions ­No information available ­The premise underlying the program is that adoption of the Energy Management System (EnMS) will lead to reductions in energy cost, greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts.
Estimated costs/benefits for industry No information available
Estimated cost for government No information available

References & Footnotes

References

[1] Natural Resources Canada program web site- http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/industrial/financial-assistance/8280

[2] Natural Resources Canada program web site http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/industrial/cipec/tools/10926

Footnotes

(*1) The pilot funding does not cover the costs of certification of an organization to the standard.

(*2) An EMIS is a performance management system that enables individuals and organizations to plan, make decisions and take effective action to manage energy use and costs. In this context, it is a fundamental building block for a successful EnMS.