Ma Wuzhang, Director of Jiangsu ECC
- “EnMS is a proven effective systematic approach to assist enterprises to improve energy efficiency, and reduce energy costs and emissions. Jiangsu Energy Conservation Center (Jiangsu ECC) and IIP are working together to pilot EnMS in two selected enterprises. In 2014, IIP organized an EnMS expert team to deliver training to Jiangsu ECC and enterprises on EnMS establishment and energy review methodology, which was helpful for improving the capacity of participants. We are looking forward to working with IIP to further promote EnMS in other enterprises by using their EnMS approach, tools and guidance.”
The Chinese Government has made extensive efforts to cut the energy use and greenhouse gas emissions of its biggest industrial enterprises. This work has included the development of national and provincial standards and policies for energy management systems (EnMS), sector guidelines, and building local capacity for implementation. While these efforts have helped create initial awareness, they have not spurred broader EnMS implementation amongst China’s industry.
International and domestic practitioners are working to increase the implementation of EnMS across China by providing tools, resources and technical support to Chinese enterprises, as well as building the capacity of local governments and service providers. As part of this effort, IIP is undertaking several projects in different provinces in China.
Energy management pilot in Dezhou, Shandong Province
In 2014, IIP partnered with a number of Chinese government organizations and international experts to help some of the country’s largest industrial enterprises adopt quality EnMS. As a part of this successful strategy, IIP adapted international best practices to local conditions and developed critical support packages that fulfill the specific implementation-focused needs of Chinese enterprises, starting with pilots in pulp and paper factories in Dezhou, Shandong Province. This included a detailed, eight-step process for EnMS establishment in Chinese enterprises; step-by-step results and enterprise-oriented methodologies and tools; training and promotion strategies; and opportunities for networking and best-practice sharing between industrial companies and implementing bodies.
Projects in Jiangsu, Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces
IIP worked on a World Bank-Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) project with the provincial energy conservation centers in Jiangsu and Sichuan Provinces to help local officials, enterprises and experts build their capacity to implement EnMS.
With the support of the Energy Foundation China, we are now working with three pilot factories in southwest China’s Yunnan Province as part of a program with the provincial and local governments. The IIP China team is working directly with energy managers at the factories to build their capacity and develop replicable case studies that show the process and cost-saving results of implementing EnMS. It is our aim that they will be able to share these case studies with peer companies in the province as well as throughout China and the world. We are also building the capacity of local service providers who can scale up these successful methods across the province.
The background and challenges for EnMS in China – and IIP’s efforts to bridge implementation gaps for quality EnMS through support packages for industrial enterprises – are documented in IIP’s ACEEE Summer Study paper, which can be read here.