Key functions of Energy Auditor
Energy auditing is defined as
· An activity that serves the purposes of assessing energy use pattern of a factory or energy consuming equipment and identifying energy saving opportunities.
· In that context, energy management involves the basis approaches reducing avoidable losses, improving the effectiveness of energy use, and increasing energy use efficiency. The function of an energy auditor could be compared with that of a financial auditor.
· The energy auditor is normally expected to give recommendations on efficiency improvements leading to monetary benefits and also advise on energy management issues.
· Generally, energy auditor for the industry is an external party. The following are some of the key functions of the energy auditor:
1) Quantification of energy costs and quantities
2) To correlate trends of production or activity to energy cost.
3) To devise energy database formats to depict to correct picture – By product, department or consumer.