Energy Management in the Automotive Industry

How to implement an ISO 50001 certified EnMS with zenon

Energy Management in the Automotive Industry is a challenge as the need for environmental sustainability is continually growing:

  • Legal requirements and standards are becoming more and more focused on protecting the environment (e.g. ISO 50001).
  • Energy costs are soaring sky high. A rise of 25% in energy costs since 2005 speaks for itself and energy prices are predicted to further increase in the coming years. Even though the prognoses vary considerably: a 30% increase in electricity prices can be expected in the next 10 years.
  • In order to remain competitive resources must be used efficiently.


The advantages of an Energy Management System are therefore quite obvious: Energy and resource consumption costs fall dramatically!


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zenon's contribution to an Energy Management System according to ISO 50001

The ISO 50001 standard for Energy Management Systems is a hot topic and new certifications have rapidly risen in the last year. Mainly because this certification is based on legal requirements and governmental support.

The ISO 50001 for Energy Management Systems is based on the concept of the continuous improvement process. This is reached via the Plan-Do-Check-Act Model (PDCA), which requires a comprehensive Energy Data Management.

As a result, however, such a certification demands a huge amount of time – especially in the Energy data collection area. Production managers report spending 80% of their time trying to measure energy consumption and have little time left for their real job.

This proves how important it really is to keep this time expenditure to a minimum. This is where COPA-DATA`s solutions can help you. The zenon Product Family takes on clear data collection and analysis for you and supports you in optimizing consumption. zenon ensures that your data is reliably and efficiently collected and analyzed.


More detailed information on how zenon can support you in your Energy Management can be found in this White Paper

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