Energy passport: is the requirement of Supervisory authorities?
At the end of 2012, many businesses, even some government agencies faced new requirements of Rostekhnadzor. The technological Department of the Federal service for environmental, technological and nuclear supervision, threatening with impressive fines, prescribes the development of energy passports to commercial and non-commercial associations.
Energy passport At the end of 2012, many businesses, associations of citizens and even some government agencies faced with new requirements of Rostekhnadzor. The technological Department of the Federal service for environmental, technological and nuclear supervision, threatening with impressive fines, prescribes the development of energy passports to commercial and non-commercial associations.
Managers who have not previously encountered such documents have experienced many difficulties and doubts. What are the requirements of Supervisory authorities based on and what are the risks of failure to comply with these requirements?
The Federal service for environmental, technological and nuclear supervision is based on Federal law No. 261. This document, which regulates legal relations in the field of energy saving and energy efficiency, obliges the owners of a number of facilities to conduct an energy audit, to obtain and submit to the Federal Executive authorities the resulting document – energy passport.
Voluntary or compulsory?
The Above law No. 261 provides for the voluntary or compulsory execution of documentation resulting in the energy audit. The following enterprises and organizations are required to obtain an energy passport:
state institutions and self-government bodies registered as legal entities;
commercial and non-commercial entities established by the state and municipalities;
enterprises whose activities are directly related to regulated activities;
companies that produce, transport, process or distribute electrical or thermal energy, water, petroleum products, gas or coal;
subjects with a total annual capacity of energy consumption of more than 10 million rubles;
organizations and enterprises that attract budget funds to Finance energy-saving programs.
All enterprises, institutions and organizations falling under the above-mentioned definitions must submit to the controlling authorities of the energy certificate every five years.
Recommendations to customers
Since the development of the energy passport is carried out only by members of specialized associations — self-regulatory organizations (SRO), the initiator should make sure that there is a document confirming the participation of the contractor in the SRO.
Do not take the energy passport as an unnecessary and useless document: with the proper level of performance, the customer is provided with a plan of measures that really contribute to the optimization of energy costs.
Customers from government agencies should be familiar with a special scheme, implying tenders for the conclusion of contracts for energy audit with the registration of the resulting documents.
And if to ignore?
Is it possible to ignore the requirement to develop an energy passport, if the presence of this document is provided by law? This is fraught with serious consequences, which can not be avoided — compliance with Federal law No. 261 controls several public services. Sanctions for failure to comply with orders are really impressive: for failure to comply with the terms, officials and business entities (not legal entities) can be fined in the amount of 10-15 thousand rubles, for legal entities the amount of penalties is 50-250 thousand rubles. Mirsovetov recommends to follow the letter of the law and not to test the patience of Supervisory authorities.