Il progetto BUGS

BUGS è un progetto finanziato dall’UE che ha lo scopo di mettere a punto un sistema di valutazione dei gap formativi delle aziende del settore costruzioni in campo energetico:

n cooperation with partners, Ecipa, which will lead this WP because of its expertise in the skills improvement and data analysis, will ensure the implementation of activities to gain the expected goals, namely the creation of a software for a tailor made evaluation of green skills gaps to be detected.
…More in details, the following activities will be carried out:
Firstly, referring to green jobs potential and energy efficiency, thanks to the expertise of partner’s teams, the legislative framework will be identified and analysed at European level and each partner Country will then be invited to identify and analyse its own national legislation. This study will be the legislative framework that will support the following activities.
Methods of skills data collection will be evaluated by partners in order to define a standard methodology to be applicable to companies of different dimensions and/or home Countries. At the same time will be defined, per each partner Country, the available data for the industrial system and information channels.
Guidelines that will be created will be useful to set up questionnaires/interviews to gain the needed information and to identify public data sources about companies.
In order to correctly tune the development of the analysis method, a data sample will be collected involving public bodies, firms representatives and firms.
Once the method will be standardized it will be possible to develop the data mining software.
Deep statistical analysis will be implemented (cluster analysis, decision trees, factor analysis, etc.), crossed with training experts support with the purpose of identifying patterns and any other useful information to fill the green skills gap and boost the job creation potential. This method will be developed according to quantity and quality of available data.

L’energia è strategica: approvati i decreti Golden Power

Sono stati pubblicati nella GU del 6 giugno i DPR 85 e 86 sui golden power, ossia  i poteri speciali che spettano al Governo sugli assetti societari dei soggetti che operano nei settori della difesa e della sicurezza nazionale, nonché nei settori dell’energia, dei trasporti e delle comunicazioni.

Si alza la testa o si dà veste ufficiale alla sudditanza nei confronti delle multinazionali? ahhhh, saperlo…

Il grafico più importante

6Whenever I show up at a new client’s, the first thing they pass in front of me is their “Energy Profile,” or “Energy Report,” or (and this is the most accurate title) “Energy History.” These plots show some form of energy consumption over some time period, usually electricity and natural gas over the course of a year. This is a logical place to start, and you can acquire some real insights.

Take a look at the chart on the left here. (This is all fabricated data by the way.) This chart shows energy consumed through a typical week for an injection mold machine making plastic chairs. So what do we learn? Well, clearly something different happened on Friday. Maybe there was an early shut down, maybe operators were just paying less attention. Something seems to have been happening on Wednesday as well. These definitely call for some investigation. If nothing else, we’ll understand the weekly cycle better.

But, really, this chart doesn’t give us any sense of how our production rate drives our energy consumption. In ISO 50001 parlance, we would say that Time is NOT a Relevant Variable. Our energy consumption does not change because Time is passing! Our energy consumption changes because OTHER THINGS are changing. In this case, it is Production.

Take a look at the second chart. Oh my! Now we seem to be getting some useful information! We can see now, not only that energy consumption is proportional to Production, but we can see HOW it is related to Production. We can actually determine the mathematical relationship between the two. That means that given Production projections, we can compute Energy Consumption projections! Isn’t that a grand piece of information to pass to your CFO? You can also now deliver an estimate of marginal energy intensity per chair produced. Be careful now! You are making yourself profoundly useful to your top management!

Finally, you can identify a key insight for your own energy improvement efforts. This relationship tells you how much of your energy consumption is related to Production, and how much is Baseload. I’ve seen places where a simple analysis such as this revealed that the Baseload was over half of their monthly energy consumption! They had been working diligently on reducing energy consumption in their Production processes, but it turned out that the Baseload was the elephant in the room.

They asked me, “Why is it so much?” I said that I surely didn’t know, but that they had better find out.

(And if you’d like to see what this feels like from the elephant’s point of view, click here:

Continua l’emanazione delle nuove schede TEE

​Il GSE informa che dal 23 maggio 2013 sono disponibili 4 nuove schede tecniche:

  • n. 33E – rifasamento di motori elettrici presso le utenze
  • n. 34E  – riqualificazione termodinamica del vapore acqueo attraverso la ricompressione meccanica
  • n. 35E – installazione di refrigeratori condensati ad aria e ad acqua in ambito industriale
  • n. 36E – rinstallazione di gruppi di continuità statici ad alta efficienza (UPS)
 A completamento di quanto disposto dal decreto 28 dicembre 2012 continua l’uscita delle nuove schede sui Titoli Efficienza Energetica.

L’elenco completo ed aggiornato delle schede può essere trovato qui:

I nuovi decreti gemelli sull’incentivazione delle fonti rinnovabili

Decreto ministeriale 5 luglio 2012 – Incentivi per energia da fonte fotovoltaica (pdf)

Decreto ministeriale 6 luglio 2012 – Incentivi per energia da fonti rinnovabili elettriche non fotovoltaiche (pdf)

Allegati al decreto elettriche diverse dal FV (pdf)