Standard for Energy Management

Georgia Institute of Technology developed the first comprehensive, ANSI-compatible energy management standard (MSE 2000) for industry in 2000. This standard was revised in 2008 and will function as a key element of Superior Energy Performance. The ANSI Management System for Energy, ANSI/MSE 2000:2008, represents a standardized approach to manage energy supply, demand, reliability, purchase, storage, use, and disposal (applies to both primary and secondary energy sources). The standard can be used to control and reduce an organization's energy costs and energy-related environmental impact.

To qualify for Superior Energy Performance, a plant would have to demonstrate conformance with the ANSI/MSE 2000:2008. It is expected that plants would re-certify themselves to the energy management standard every three years. U.S. plants participating in Superior Energy performance will necessarily use ANSI/MSE 2000:2008 until the international standard is available.

The elements of ANSI/MSE 2000:2008 are being presented to ISO Project Committee (PC) 242 for consideration as an international standard, ISO 50001, which is projected to be available in 2011. Read more about the background and development of ISO 50001 and see the following presentation (PDF 511 KB) for a status update.