ISO 500001 in Naberezhnye Chelny (05/16)
The Siberian city Naberezhnye Chelny is dominated by industry and located in the center of the Russian oil- and gas fields. Although the region is rich in resources, the city council has decided to implement an energy management system to improve energy performance. However, beside the accepted approach to focus on departments and organisations under direct control of the city, we do actively involve and monitor the energy performance of industry and private households. Units under direct control of the city are administrative buildings, street lighting, hospitals and medical centers, schools, kindergarten, Universities, water supply, public transport. There are some departments where the city has an indirect control such as electricity supplier and building custodian. In a third approach, however, we also include private industries and households, which includes monitoring activities as well as initiatives to improve performance.
This pilot initiative will be supported by UNIDO and we work on site in Russia to develop and implement the ISO50001 standard as well as to conduct regular training sessions. Our work is also in line with future initiatives to develop an individual “ISO50001 by a group” standard.