Energy efficiency ratings stimulate companies’ development and improve the quality of their services
The main goal of rating the energy efficiency of grid companies is identifying best practices, sharing experiences, and developing standards based on these best practices. That’s why Tyumenenergo considers the rating to be an instrument for stimulating further energy efficiency. <...> The main indicator of a grid company’s effectiveness is the level of grid losses. Every year, companies develop a series of initiatives aiming to lower losses. These events are not just organizational or technological, some of them also focus on improving commercial and technical tracking systems. That’s why reducing grid losses is of greatest interest to us — Andrey Bragin, First Deputy General Director – Chief Engineer, Tyumenenergo.
IDGC of Centre and IDGC of Center and Volga Region are successfully implementing energy saving and energy efficiency programs. The energy saving program is a key part of the energy management system and is implemented in every subdivision of the company, all the way down to the district grid level. Moreover, its results are tied into the personnel motivation system, which allows for the company’s employees to be more invested in the implementation of energy saving initiative — Alexander Pilyugin, First Deputy General Director – Chief Engineer, IDGC of Centre.
First of all, the Energy Efficiency Rating of Grid Companies demonstrates industry trends in reducing losses. It allows allows each person to compare their results with their industry colleagues. The very fact that comparison is possible makes this instrument very unique. However, it’s important to realize that these ratings can only have a direct effect on the work of a concrete power grid company if the heads of the enterprise, being, say, unhappy with their position in the ratings, hold a postmortem with specialists. And then they formulate a plan, that will, on the one hand, allow the enterprise to occupy a more attractive place in the ratings, and, on the other hand, save the enterprise money. In general, the rating is an instrument to stimulate companies to maximize their energy saving potential — Valery Presnyakov, Editor-in-Chief, Power and Industry of Russia Newspaper.