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CEC seeking applicants for new trilateral energy management pilot program

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From Natural Resources Canada’s Heads Up CIPEC Newsletter

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is launching an innovative pilot program that will promote energy management systems to companies with facilities in Canada, Mexico and the United States to support the implementation of ISO 50001certification. The North American Energy Management Pilot Program is a partnership involving Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Comisión Nacional para el Uso Eficiente de la Energía (CONUEE or the National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy), and the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE).

The trilateral pilot, to be launched in early 2016, will offer companies targeted energy management training and coaching to achieve ISO 50001 certification to demonstrate improved energy performance.

The initiative is designed to promote the implementation of more robust energy management practices focused on continual improvement and supports efforts to develop a harmonized North American approach to energy management systems.

The CEC is currently seeking applications from companies that have plants in at least two of the three countries. Companies will be selected based on senior level commitment to energy management and energy performance improvement, their experience with ISO management systems, their commitment to pursuing ISO 50001 certification, and their interest in expanding implementation to other North American or global facilities.

Through a series of workshops delivered by energy management experts, successful applicants will learn how to apply and implement the ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems standard to identify energy cost-saving opportunities. They will also gain an understanding of how a corporate-level energy management system can be applied and how to share best practices across multiple facilities to improve energy performance to ultimately reduce energy costs and lower their GHG emissions.

Companies will contribute US$12,000 and human resources to the program, which will allow them to prepare several plants for certification. Once the training is completed, certification costs for ISO 50001 will be borne by the company.

Pilot partners will be recognized nationally and internationally at events such as the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) 7 and by the CEM Energy Management Working Group.

The deadline for application is January 8, 2016. You are encouraged to visit the CEC Energy Program webpage for details on the program and to submit your application online.

For more information, please contact Bob Fraser, Sr. Engineering & Technical Services Advisor, Natural Resources Canada, at 343-292-8799 or


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