1. Introduction to the businesses
  2. Energy saving in buildings
  3. Countermeasures 
against climate change
  4. Energy saving 
in transportation
  5. New? renewable 
energy
  6. Inspection of heat-using machines and equipment
  7. Energy Audit
  8. Energy Service Company (ESCO)
  9. Support in the form of funds and tax incentives
  10. Integrated Energy Supply (IES)
  11. Consultation for Energy Use plan
  12. Efficiency management system
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Energyc Audit
Background
High energy prices and sharp increase of energy consumption
  1. High dependency on energy imports due to poor domestic energy resources
  2. Climate change mitigation
  3. Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy saving measures
Policy
Energy-intensive companies whose annual energy consumption is over 2,000 TOE are required to submit to energy audits report to KEMCO pursuant to the Article 32 of the Rational Energy Utilization Act.
Small businesses consuming less than 10,000 TOE of energy annually are eligible for a 70-percent discount on the energy audit fees as charged by the government.
What is an energy audit?
An energy audit is an essential activity in the effective control of energy cost. An energy audit includes detailed evaluation of a firm’s energy efficiency, technical and economical analyses of its energy facilities, and recommendations as to energy conservation opportunities that include changes in operating practices or energy consuming equipment in order to reduce energy bills.
  1. Check the operation status by equipment and suggest measures for enhancing efficiency and improving the equipment.
  2. Identify the waste heat and factors contributing to irrational energy wastage.
  3. Suggest efficient methods of collecting and using waste heat and its economic efficiency.
  4. Review measures for applying newㆍ renewable energy.
  5. Suggest models of rational energy use.
Benefits of an Energy Audit
The benefits of energy audit can be summarized as follows:
  1. Financial benefits that contribute to a reduction in operating costs and an increase in profits for an organization
  2. Organizational benefits that assist in the management of a facility or a building and improve its productivity or safety
  3. Ease the Environmental Pollution burden, by reducing CO2 emissions
Energy audit by energy audit companies
There are 91 companies operating in Korea, including KEMCO, which are qualified to conduct energy audits. Each of these audit companies has accumulated a wealth of expertise through the endeavors of their energy professionals and/or engineers.

Work flowchart of the program

· EIC: Energy-Intensive Company
· EAC : Energy Audit Company
· MOTIE : Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy
· KEMCO : Korea Energy Management Corporation
STEP 1 Notice >> KEMCO notifies energy-intensive companies subject to energy audits of the requirements for application by the end of August prior to the year in which the audit should be undertaken.
STEP 2 Application >> A company subject to an energy audit must then apply to an energy audit company within one months of the deadline of its audit period.
STEP 3 Audit Contract & Notice of Schedule >> The audit company notifies the applicant company of the audit schedule, scope of work and the audit contract three days prior to the commencement date.
STEP 4 Field Audit >> The audit company conducts inspections of the facilities, processes, and operating conditions of the company to determine energy loss factors and areas of improvement.
STEP 5 Documentation and Report >> The audit company submits a report on areas of improvement, and a feasibility study to the company.
STEP 6 Post-Audit Activities >> The audit company provides the applicant company with technical advice and support to implement proposals reported.