Preliminary energy audits are mandatory for any new projects having significant energy consumption. Such audits may also take place when an existing project undergoes substantial expansion and the company is opting for technologies that consume less energy.
A preliminary energy audit is mandatory for any industrial plant, having a forecast total energy consumption equal to or greater than 800 tonnes of oil equivalent (toe) per year.
Given the mandatory nature of the audit, the relevant regulations impose financial penalties of between 20,000 DT and 50,000 DT on those who don’t undertake such audits. On the other hand, industrial entities wishing to carry out energy audits in accordance with the procedures outlined below may benefit from a grant of 70% of the cost of the audit (up to a ceiling of 30,000 DT).
ANME is the supervisory, support and quality control body for the implementation of energy audits.
The Agency is involved in the following areas:
- Promoting the system of preliminary energy audits through information and awareness-raising campaigns, targeting those economic operators and companies requiring such audits;
- Ensuring the system’s proper functioning through setting up a quality control procedure for energy audits;
- Setting up a database of expert auditors, authorized to carry out audits in each industrial sector;
- Participating in the training and capacity building of the auditors in close collaboration with the relevant trades and professions.