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ENERGY CONSULTING

Energy audits

Energy audits (EA) represent a tool to achieve energy and cost savings. EA is a systematic procedure to obtain adequate information about the initial state of technical equipment and buildings, which consumes energy.
EA is used to identify and design cost-effective energy savings opportunities. The output of energy audit is a written report. The essential aim of EA is obtain information on a particular energy system. Information includes data about the method and efficiency of energy use by the system. The most important is determine the level of energy losses and show the potential energy savings, during an EA is created . Energy audit is therefore an objective analysis of the production and energy uses, lead to maximum effect by setting options in the target (future) state.
Besides the fact we balance the purchase, transformation and distribution of all media, we have to review the whole system and we propose measures for cost optimization of the whole cycle as well.
 
Legislation scope
Energy audits according to the new Act no. 321/2014 of Coll. on energy efficiency as amended (valid from the 1st of January, 2014) are no longer mandatory exclusively for industrial and agricultural sector, but for all large-scale enterprises meeting criteria according to conditions stated within the quoted Act. The methodology and the process of energy audit procedure as well as the content of energy audit report are stipulated by Decree no. 179/2015 of Coll. by Ministry of Economy of Slovak Republic.
Information regarding criteria extracted from the quoted Act, which state types of enterprises involved  is shown below.
 
Large-scale enterpriseis obligated to provide the execution of:
Energy audit according to Act no. 321/2014 at least once in every 4 years
or
Energy audit, which is a part of established certified energy management system or environmental management system.
 
What is a large-scale enterprise?
Using the definition of micro, small and medium business companies, we are able to stipulate the following characteristics of a large-scale enterprise. A company is a large-scale enterprise, if any of the following is met:
- a company with 250 or more employees
- a company with annual turnover of more than € 50 million or
- total annual balance of more than € 43 million
- at least 25% assets or votes are directly or indirectly under mutual or individual control of one or more public authorities
 
Energy audit execution deadline
Every large enterprise, which was established or became a large enterprise before the Act no. 321/2014 came into force, is obligated to perform energy audit before the 5th of December, 2015 according to section 14, paragraph 1 of the quoted Act.
 
Types of energy audits

Complex energy audit
Complex energy audit includes total balances, purchase, transformation, distribution and consumption of all energy media, the assessment of the system, propositions of the measures for cost optimization of the whole cycle to ensure reliability of energy suplly. 

Objective energy audit
Objective energy audit is focused only on selected area (e.g. heat production, heat consumption, heat consumption in technology, compensation of electricity consumption, reassessment the price list of rates the purchase energy carries etc.)
 
Special energy audit
Special energy audit is focused on the preparation of documents for the rationalization implementation projects in the field of energy, including a proposal for a financing.
 
Forms of energy audits
  
Short-term (framework)
It aims to examine the device power system (production, distribution, energy use) in a short time (about 3 days) and  in the very first step set the opportunities for energy saving.
 
Long-term (complex) 
It presents detailed evaluation of possible savings based on detailed knowledge of the state of energy in use. In the resulting solutions and proposals for the implementation are also included long-term measures that would not be resolved. It means that using the results referred in the audit, you can create a project on complex energy rationalization system. Support tool for long-term energy audit is an energy management system - Monitoring & Targeting to help you verify the savings realized energy savings measures.
 
 
Our energy auditors registered in list of Auditors
Ing. Miroslav Dian, Decision No.: 2231/2009-3400 certificate number: 0395
Ing. Michal Klemanič, Decision No.: 2232/2009-3400 certificate number: 43
Ing. Marian Tihanyi,Decision No.: 4746/2011-3200 certificate number: 476/2008-0007
Ing. Martin Skladaný,Decision No.: 1713/2013-4100    certificate number: 476/2008-0058
Ing. Ján Môcik, Decision No.: 1712/2013-4100    certificate number: 476/2008-0057
Ing. Dušan Cimerman, Decision No.: 1711/2013-4100    certificate number: 476/2008-0054

Glossary
 
a) large-scale enterprise – a company, which by definition is not micro, small or medium business
b) public authority – public procurer according to exclusive law
c) energy distributor – distribution system operator, distribution network operator or certified heat distribution entity
d) energy supplier– electricity supplier, who delivers electricity to end customer or
natural gas supplier, who delivers natural gas to end customer or heat supplier, who delivers heat or DHW (heat in the form of DHW) to end customer
e) final customer– end customer of electricity, natural gas or heat
f) reference final customer – final customer having reference consumption
g) final consumer– final customer of heat or electricity, who utilises the delivered energy exclusively for their own consumption, while not selling any portion of the delivered energy in any form to third parties or;
final customer of natural gas, who utilises the delivered energy exclusively for their own consumption, while not selling  any portion of the delivered energy in any form to third parties.
h) energy service provider– provider of supplementary energy service or provider of guaranteed energy service