Country:Russia
Year:2010
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2010
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Auditing, Policy Support
Policy Target:Industry>Energy management, Buildings, Commercial/Industrial Equipment
Agency:Ministry of Energy
URL:http://www.russianlawonline.com/law-firms-publications/new-developments-russian-legislation-saving-energy-increasing-energy-efficiency
Legal References:The Federal Law No. 261-FZ “On Saving Energy and Increasing Energy Efficiency, and on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation” • Order of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation of April 19, 2010. № 182 "On approval of the requirements for the energy passport, based on the results of mandatory energy audits and energy passport drawn up on the basis of project documentation, and sending a copy of the rules of energy certificates drawn up by the results of mandatory energy audit." Registered with the Ministry of Justice on June 7, 2010. N17498 • Order of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation of December 08, 2011. № 577 "On Amendments to the requirements of energy certificate drawn up by the results of mandatory energy audits and energy passport drawn up on the basis of project documentation, and a copy is provided in the rules of energy certificates drawn up by the results of mandatory energy audits, approved by order of the Ministry of Energy of 19.04 .2010 № 182" • Order of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation of April 07, 2010. № 148 "On organization of the educational training and development of energy auditors to conduct energy audits to ensure effective and efficient use of energy resources" • Government Decree of 25.01.2011 № 19 "On approval of the Regulation on the requirements for the collection, processing, collating, analysis and use of energy certificates drawn up by the results of mandatory and voluntary energy audits" • Order of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation of 04.07.2006 N 141 "On Approval of Recommendations for energy audits (energy audit)"
Penalty:In accordance with Article 9.16 of the Code of Administrative Offences a failure to meet deadlines for mandatory energy audit is punishable by an administrative fine. The fine for: • company’s staff is in the amount of 10 000 to 15 000 Russian rubles • individual entrepreneurs is in the amount of 10 000 to 15 000 Russia rubles • companies is in the amount of 50 000 to 250 000 Russia rubles. Failing to comply with the requirement to submit a copy of the energy passport on the results of mandatory energy audits to the authorized federal executive body is punishable by an administrative fine on officials in the amount of 5 000 Russian rubles and on companies in the amount of 10 000 Russian rubles.
Description:

The Federal Law No. 261-FZ “On Saving Energy and Increasing Energy Efficiency, and on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation” requires energy audits to be undertaken with respect to products, buildings, structures, and technological processes, as well as legal entities and individual entrepreneurs, with a view to ascertaining amounts of energy resources used, and gauging energy efficiency and the potential for energy savings and energy efficiency increases, as well as planning and estimating supportive measures.

The findings of an energy audit are to be recorded in an “energy passport”. Self-regulatory organizations are to send copies of energy passports of mandatory audited organization to the duly authorized state authority. Subject to Russian commercial secrecy legislation, the latter may request from the self-regulatory organizations energy passports executed upon the results of voluntary energy audits. The data contained in the passports is subject to systematization, analysis, and use by the duly authorized state authority.

 

As a general rule, energy audits are voluntary, but the Law also lists organizations subject to mandatory inspections of this kind, including the following:

-          state and local governmental bodies; organizations with state or municipality interest;

-          organizations engaged in “regulated activities”

-          organizations that produce, generate, and/or transport water, natural gas, heat, or electric power, produce natural gas, oil, or coal, manufacture oil products, process natural gas, refine crude oil, or transport petroleum and oil products;

-          organizations whose total expenses on consumption of natural gas, diesel and other fuel, residual fuel, heat, coal, and electric power exceed RUB 10 million per calendar year;

 

Organizations subjected to mandatory energy auditing was to have the first such audit to be arranged and conducted by December 31, 2012, with subsequent audits to take place at least once every five years. Energy audits are to be conducted by Self-Regulatory Organizations in order to collect objective data, on energy use, and to estimate the potential for energy savings (delivery of Energy Performance Certificates).

 

Common industrial audits take place via walk-through inspections on:

-          motors, fans, pumps and compressors

-          lighting systems

-          energy saving for large industrial processes (melting, drying)

-          other electricity saving measures (compressed air systems, power distribution systems, cooling systems and peak power control

-          heat and steam consumers

-          heating, ventilation and air

-          conditioning systems

-          regulation heating systems

 

Auditors are using such measuring devices as:

-          infrared cameras

-          combustion analyzers

-          electricity quality gauges

-          temperature and humidity gauges

-          ultrasonic acoustic detectors

-          pH gauges

-          ultrasonic water flow gauges.

 

Reference documents:

Energy efficiency in Russian Industry

Related policies:Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency Increase Law (261)

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