Energy Policy

Louth County Council is in the process of implementing ISO 50001 Energy Management System (EnMS). Below is a short introduction (extracted from the standard), a link to LCC's Energy Policy and an overview of the Council's energy use for 2014* (*applicable to ISO 50001).

Introduction

This International Standard enables organisations to establish the systems and processes necessary for continuous energy performance improvement, including energy efficiency, use and consumption. Implementation of this standard is intended to lead to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, related environmental impacts and energy costs via structured management of energy. Successful implementation depends on commitment from all levels and functions of the organisation, and especially from top management.

This International Standard specifies EnMS requirements, upon which an organisation can develop and implement an energy policy, and establish objectives, targets, and action plans which take into account legal requirements and information related to significant energy use. 

The Standard is based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) continual improvement framework and incorporates energy management into everyday organisational practices.  

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Louth County Council Energy Policy.pdf (size 48.4 KB)

 

Total Final Consumption 2014:

  • Thermal 4,512,480 kWh
  • Electricity 8,876,420 kWh
  • Transport 2,881,254 kWh

          TOTAL 16,270,154 kWh

  PUBLIC LIGHTING ≈55%

  TRANSPORT ≈12%

  BUILDINGS ≈31%

Total Primary Energy Requirement 2014:

  • Thermal  4,963,728 kWh
  • Electricity  19,350,596 kWh
  • Transport  
  • 3,169,379 kWh

          TOTAL 27,483,703 kWh