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The Leidos SEM-50001 Ready team in 2019. From left to right: Nate Altfeather, John Nicol, Alex Dodd, Dustin Schneider, and Mark Stover.  Not pictured, Tim Dantoin.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces the publication of a new case study describing how utilities are leveraging DOE’s 50001 Ready program to help their customers continually improve energy performance. The 50001 Ready program is managed by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office.

Many utilities and efficiency program administrators are engaging their large industrial and commercial customers in strategic energy management (SEM) programs to achieve and sustain energy savings. As detailed in the case study, Leidos has implemented SEM programs for a variety of utilities since 2004 and operates SEM programs for Wisconsin Focus on Energy ®, PG&E, Ameren Illinois, and Detroit Edison. To date, Leidos, along with their partner, Energy Performance Services, has helped five facilities achieve ISO 50001 certification, another five to achieve 50001 Ready recognition, with four additional facilities working towards 50001 Ready recognition.

Introducing the 50001 Ready Navigator tool early in the SEM engagement helps customers to better understand the components of a standardized energy management system. It also helps them to develop a systematic approach to build the operational and management structures needed to drive continual improvement in energy savings. Organizations can view their progress in DOE’s 50001 Ready Navigator dashboard as they use the built-in online resources to work through the tasks in each of the four sections.

“Our bottom line is that we need to produce energy savings for the program and SEM with 50001 Ready is a great way to get at those savings without costly capital improvements,” said Tim Dantoin, Engineering Manager at Leidos. “This energy management approach delivers great benefits to our customers—particularly those that have already captured the easiest energy savings.”

In addition to helping customers attest to 50001 Ready and attain ISO 50001 certifications, Leidos’ team of experts is preparing for future market needs. Five members of the Leidos team have earned the 50001 CP EnMS (50001 Certified Practitioner in Energy Management Systems). This professional credential acknowledges the specialized knowledge and expertise attained from the Institute for Energy Management Professionals.

See the case study to learn more about how utility customers benefit from 50001 Ready.