As the years pass, efficiency becomes an increasingly important target to meet, in part because major distributors and industrial groups need to show a concrete commitment to reducing energy consumption under European directives and protocols, such as the Kyoto Protocol.
The mechanism for purchasing Energy Efficiency Certificates, better known as White Certificates, comes within this context and this prompted Piovan to establish Energys in 2012.
The path that we have taken is the natural evolution of a specialisation that Piovan had undertaken within its organisation with a division dedicated exclusively to energy efficiency management.
Through Energys, the range of services we offer is expanding with the constant objective of placing our expertise at the service of the customer.
Energys is an energy services company officially recognized by GSE (Gestore dei Servizi Energetici), established in 2012 by an agreement between Piovan and ESCo Veneto, which operates through consultation projects on production processes and energy management of companies, providing solutions for energy saving with the objective of obtaining white certificates.
Energys is a “ESCo” or “Energy Service Company” in accordance with the ENEA's definition.
The objectives of the services it provides are to implement rationalisation interventions for the usage system and local energy generation with the goal of reducing consumption and increasing efficiency.
As an ESCo, Energys assumes the risk of the proposed energy efficiency solution, removing any burden of organisation and investment from the customer. The economic savings achieved by Energys' intervention are shared among the ESCo and the final customer through various types of commercial partnership.
The company has a team of expert professionals who work with the customer throughout the process to implement a programme of energy efficiency and obtain white certificates.
Expert technicians initially conduct a pre-analysis of the customer's production process, its characteristics and critical parameters; they analyse the data collected in the field and identify the weaknesses in the energy system. An intervention project is then drawn up to recover efficiency. Through an energy audit and using proprietary monitoring and data collection software, a plan is developed aimed to recover efficiency, which will be proposed to GSE, the body which examines energy efficiency projects.
Once GSE has approved the plan, the Energys’ personnel install a measuring kit at the company's facilities, launching a procedure which typically lasts 5 years, during which the parameters being monitored are kept under control. Periodically, Energy Efficiency Certificates are issued, each corresponding to 5,347 KWh saved each year (according to GSE).
The real added value of a company like Energys is not just its work as a sort of certifying body, but its clients can count on the high levels of expertise of its technicians who read the monitoring data of the plants, already under control for the purpose of obtaining White Certificates, analysing them and proposing personalised energy saving solutions, through a multi-disciplinary approach to the eco sustainability of the production processes.