According to the new energy efficiency act of 20th May 2016, all large companies are obligated to carry out an energy audit. The energy audit of a company is a procedure aimed at obtaining information on the possibility to reduce energy consumption, with reference to all areas of electrical power engineering in such a company.
According to the Energy Efficiency Act (Journal of Laws of 2016, item 831), under which the provisions of the Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency have been implemented, all large companies in Poland are obliged to carry out a corporate energy audit, or otherwise the penalty of up to 5% of the value of company's revenues earned in the year preceding the creation of an obligation might be imposed on them.
The scope of the audit offered by DB Energy complies with the requirements of both the Directive and the Energy Efficiency Act. The audit includes:
The auditor is prepared to carry out random measurements of operating power installations, if necessary for the proper performance of the service.
According to the definition available on the website of the Energy Regulatory Authority, pursuant to the Freedom of Business Activity Act of 2 July 2004 (Journal of Laws of 2015, item 584, as amended), a large enterprise is an enterprise which in the last two financial years:
The Energy Audit of an Enterprise (EED) is followed by the Energy Efficiency Audit (AEE) of a project aimed at energy efficiency improvement (PSPEE), which has been selected for implementation in the EED audit. AEE is the basis for obtaining the White Certificate (WC). As a result of the AEE audit, a complete design concept for an energy-efficient investment is created- DBE is further able to prepare the financing offer in line with Energy Performance Contracts (EPC). This investment model is often called the ESCO (Energy Saving Company), since an energy-saving investment is implemented and financed by a third party, usually a specialized auditing firm (ESCO- Energy Service Company).