Date: 
Friday, 03 Jul 2015

Official release of the expert Platform from July 02, 2015

Order No. 120 from May 29, 2015 of the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Utility Services of Ukraine cancelled issuance of the certificates to provide energy audit services, which is the necessary condition to provide energy audit services on the public sector objects.

By the order No. 120 from May 29, 2015, following become rendered void:

  • Order of the State Committee of Ukraine on Energy Conservation No.49 dated 12.05.1997 «Transitional regulation on the procedure for conduction energy survey and certification of specialized organizations for conducting it», registered in the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine on September 02, 1997 No. 375/2179;
  • Order of the State Committee of Ukraine on Energy Conservation No.27 dated 09.04.1999 «Regulation on the procedure of organization of energy surveys», registered in the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine on May 12, 1999 No. 301/3594;
  • Order of the State Committee of Ukraine on Energy Conservation No.78 dated 15.09.1999 «On organizing and conducting energy audits of state-funded institutions, organizations and companies», registered in the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine on December 15, 1999 No. 871/4164.

ГО "Експертна платформа з енергоефективності" вітає прийняте рішення, як вагомий крок до ліквідації протекціоністської схеми визначення "довірених" аудиторів сподіваючись, що даний крок призведе до невідкладного переходу до європейських методів та правил організації робіт з енергоефективності та пришвидшення робіт з прийняття основних принципів і вимог щодо енергоефективності у відповідності до Директиви 2012/27/EU від 25 жовтня 2012 "Енергоефективність".

Public Organization "Expert Platform for Energy Efficiency" welcomes the decision as an important step to eliminate protectionist scheme to define "trusted" auditors hoping, that this step will lead to immediate transition to European methods and rules of work organization on energy efficiency and accelerate work on adoption of basic principles and requirements for energy efficiency in accordance with Directive 2012/27/EU of October 25, 2012 "Energy Efficiency".

In accordance to the requirements of the Directive 2012/27/EU, in order to control the efficiency of energy saving measures energy audits should be performed. Energy audits should be mandatory and regular. They should take into the account relevant European or International Standards, such as EN ISO 50003 (Energy Management Systems), EN 16247-1 (Energy Audits), and EN ISO 14000 (Environmental Management Systems) and thus be in line with the provisions of Annex VI to this Directive.

Organizations involved in implementing projects and energy efficiency measures should have sufficient competence in the field of energy efficiency for the timely and effective implementation ot this Directive. It is primarily the subject to the rules of energy audits and implementation of mandatory energy efficiency schemes. Therefore, Euro members should use certification schemes for providers of energy services, energy audits and other measures to improve energy efficiency, namely:

  • ISO 50001 - Energy management systems. Requirements.
  • ISO 50002 - Energy audits. Requirements with guidance for use.
  • ISO 50003 - Energy management systems. Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of energy management systems.
  • ISO 50004 - Energy management systems. Guidance for the implementation, maintenance and improvement of an energy management system.
  • ISO 50006 - Energy management systems. Measuring energy performance using energy baselines (EnB) and energy performance indicators (EnPI). General principles and guidance.
  • ISO 50015 - Energy management systems. Measurement and verification of energy performance of organizations. General principles and guidance.

Public Organization "Expert Platform for Energy Efficiency" is ready to assist in the speedy implementation of the above requirements in the legislation of Ukraine to further professional development of Ukrainian market of Energy services, energy audits and other measures to improve energy efficiency.