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Wiki Blu.e: Significant Energy Uses (SEU)

The notion of Significant Energy Use (SEU) has been defined by the ISO 50001 standard on energy management systems. The standard defines SEU as energy use that represents a large proportion of the energy consumption and/or a considerable potential for improving energy performance.

 

1. SEU and energy reviews

2. SEU and EIS

3. Free guide

 

 

1. SEU and energy reviews

An energy review (defined by the ISO 50001 standard) is similar to an energy audit. It determines an organisation’s energy performance on the basis of data and other information, then uses this to identify opportunities for improvement.

An energy review estimates the overall breakdown of energy usage and the factors influencing this energy consumption throughout a facility or a company.

Once this survey has been done, the company can work out its Significant Energy Uses. These will be the devices or equipment that use the most energy and those with the greatest potential for energy savings. On the scale of a facility or a company, the sum of the SEUs should cover at least 80% of the energy consumption and ideally 90%.

 

2. SEU and EIS

Installing an Energy Information System (EIS) at an industrial facility will provide the right information, at the right time, on the right medium and to the right people to analyse, decide, take action and assess the results. To be useful, an EIS should cover at least the SEUs and 11 Energy Performance Indicators (EPIs).

Our e-Guide contains a starter kit (at a cost of less than €10,000) for measuring and tracking the SEUs and 11 EPIs:

 

3. Free guide

If you are a manager in the industrial sector interested in acquiring an Energy Information System to more effectively identify and track your Significant Energy Uses, get in touch with us now.  Download our free guide, “Industry 4.0: how to optimise your energy consumption”, for comprehensive advice on getting your system up and running.

 

 

 

Sources

ATEE – Certificats d’économies d’énergie – Fiche explicative n° FE 50

http://atee.fr/sites/default/files/fe_50_fiche_explicative_des_fiches_cee_sme_v17_vf.pdf

Guide Blu.e : “Industry 4.0: how to optimise your energy consumption”