Energy management is the organized and systematic coordination of the procurement, conversion, distribution and use of energy. The term describes actions taken to manage the use and cost of energy and to maximize Energy Efficiency (E2).
An energy management system should include: data gathering, performance goals, documentation and evaluation.
Implementing an energy management system may require process or procedure modifications, reformulation or redesign or products, substitution of raw materials and improvements in housekeeping, maintenance, training or inventory control. KPPC follows the EPA’s seven-step Energy Management Process, based on the Energy Star Program.
KEEPS – the Kentucky Energy Efficiency Program for Schools was a very successful KPPC program that ran from 2007 to 2012. KEEPS was designed to help Kentucky’s K–12 school districts. The online training resources were created for schools, but the tools and training are valuable and applicable to any organization’s energy efficiency efforts.