Mandatory Energy Management Practices

With effect from 22 April 2013, energy intensive companies in the industry sector are required under the Energy Conservation Act to register with the National Environment Agency (NEA) within six months of qualifying as a registrable corporation and to implement mandatory energy management practices.

Here’s how to find out if your company is a registrable corporation:

  • Your company has operational control over a business activity which has attained the energy use threshold (54TJ of energy used per calendar year) in at least 2 out of the 3 preceding calendar years.

  • The business activity is carried out at a single site and falls under one of the following sectors:

    • Manufacturing and manufacturing-related services

    • Supply of electricity, gas, steam, compressed air and chilled water for air-conditioning

    • Water supply and sewage and waste management

If your company fulfils the above criteria, here is what you need to do:

1. Appoint an energy manager

Appoint one of your employees as an energy manager and notify NEA up to 30 days after registration.

2. Monitor and report energy use and greenhouse gas emissions annually

Submit an energy use report by 30 June every year, covering each business activity under your company’s operational control.

3. Submit energy efficiency improvement plans annually

Submit an energy efficiency improvement plan by 30 June every year, covering each business activity under your company’s operational control. The plan has to cover a period of 1 to 5 years.

For more information, you can check out NEA’s regulations.