With our energy management software you reduce energy consumption and costs sustainably
Energy costs are rising. At the same time, the careful use of resources is becoming increasingly important, as it is clearly evident that we have exceeded the necessary limits for the protection of our environment and climate in the past. This also results in stricter political requirements for the sustainability of companies. It is therefore all the more important for companies to prepare for the future with an adaptable and high-quality energy management system (EnMS).
With our software IngSoft InterWatt, we provide you with the necessary tool to run a successful energy management system. The software gives you the overview you need to take measures to improve operational energy efficiency or make energy-related investment decisions. Thanks to automatic data collection and a wide range of automation options, you not only save valuable time, but also costs.
How does energy management in companies work?
Energy management is about reducing energy consumption in the company and / or the associated costs. The most important way to achieve this goal is to increase energy efficiency - i.e. to achieve the same revenue with less energy. For this purpose, the following core areas are considered first and foremost:
- Energy procurement
- Operation and monitoring of energy supply
- Energy consumers
- as well as potential domestic production in the company
The central tasks of energy management are regular consumption recording and energy consumption analysis. They make it possible to develop and implement measures for savings and to evaluate the achievement of objectives. Energy management is therefore much more than just data collection.
Building blocks of an effective energy management system
The most important normative requirements include DIN EN ISO 50001 and the EU-eco-audit EMAS. They are not mandatory requirements for energy management. However, they help to anchor a qualitative EnMS in the company sustainably and therefore also serve as proof for third parties.
FAQ: The most important questions about energy management
- You reduce the energy costs in your company.
- You identify potential savings and derive measures for their implementation in order to optimise your energy use.
- There is a close connection between the resource "energy" and the emission of greenhouse gases. A polished energy management promotes the achievement of corporate sustainability and climate protection goals.
- Use the collected data for predictive maintenance: Because unusually high consumption or deviations from normal consumption patterns in plants are often an indicator of acute or impending malfunctions or defects. This allows repairs or new procurements to be initiated early enough and production downtimes to be avoided.
By demonstrating ISO 50001 or EMAS, financial benefits can be received in the form of tax relief or subsidies in the following areas:
- Electricity and Energy Tax Act (StromStG and EStG)
- Peak compensation efficiency system ordinance (SpaEfV)
- energy levies according to Energy Financing Act (EnFG) [formerly EEG-levies]
- grid charges according to StromNEV
- fuel emissions trading (BEHG) and the BEHG Carbon Leakage Ordinance (BECV) based on it
In addition, non-SMEs are exempted from the obligation to conduct an energy audit by introducing a certified energy management system.
DIN EN ISO 50001 is the central, international standard for energy management systems. It specifies a general procedure by defining structures, communication, responsibilities and the respective topic policy. The goals derived from the defined energy policy then form the starting point for the PDCA-cycle. Through the action plans, the establishment of key performance indicators and regression analyses, measures can be implemented in a targeted manner and checked for their achievement of objectives (e.g., actually achieved increase in efficiency or reduction in energy consumption). In this way, work processes can also be organised more efficiently.
The conformity of IngSoft InterWatt with ISO 50001 is officially confirmed and certified by TAW Cert. For confirmation an audit takes place once a year.
In addition to ISO 50001, the ISO 50005 standard exists since September 2021: it is intended to facilitate entry into energy management through step-by-step implementation (also published as a German version [DIN] since September 2022). It is therefore also suitable for companies that have only limited resources available for energy management. With ISO 50005, the path to a qualitative energy management system that meets the ISO 50001 standard is significantly longer, but it allows initial successes to be achieved in a short time and with limited resources.
Whether you are just starting or having a mature energy management system, we can help and advise you concerning the optimal structuring, digitalisation and automation of energy-related processes. Feel free to contact us »
IngSoft InterWatt fulfills all requirements for the promotion of an energy management software and is accordingly registered at the BAFA as certified and eligible software.
Also, various funding agencies offer the option to financially remunerate the implementation of such a management system including the software as the core of the system. In addition, IngSoft InterWatt also facilitates the verification of energy data or other measurement data required for other funding programs.
Feel free to contact us if you want to learn more about funding opportunities: Contact us now.
IngSoft InterWatt was developed at its core as energy management software. However, the topics of energy, environment and climate are growing closer together. It is no longer sufficient to consider only one aspect in isolation. Therefore, we have further developed our software so that it can also take into account climate and environmental topics.