Bord na Móna Energy Management and Innovation Recognised in European Accreditation Award

Bord na Móna’s Mountdillon works has been awarded ISO 5001 certification. The ISO 5001 is a European Energy Management System accreditation awarded to Bord na Móna’s Energy Team for the measurement and management of its fuel and electricity usage.

ISO 5001 is an accredited European Energy Management System that recognises the operations and management practices at Bord na Móna’s Mountdillon plant.

The Energy team from Bord na Móna, which includes Mountdillon management, Feedstock Environmental Department and Innovation, were tasked with measuring, managing and implementing projects to reduce its fuel and electricity usage, while still maintaining its service to customers in order to meet the criteria for ISO 5001 accreditation.

The team has identified projects for the coming season which include tractor efficiency, road and rail peat transport, energy efficient pumping, workshop and office efficient lighting, heating and compressed air and training for all significant energy users in Mountdillon.

Feedstocks Asset Management and Quality Management System’s will also complement the energy reduction initiative at Mountdillon, through the proactive maintenance of all fuel using plant and equipment to their optimum energy usage. Mountdillon will also be used as a test bed for future energy reduction opportunities through its energy management system, which will facilitate the testing of these energy reduction opportunities at Moutdillon, and will be rolled out to all other Feedstock Operations.


Pictured (left to right): Joe Ryan, BNM; John O’Sullivan, Lien Project Manager, SEAI; Brian Motherway, CEO of SEAI; Ciaran O’Malley, Certification Europe; Adele Woods, BNM; Danny Murray, BNM Mountdillon; Cathal Brennan, BNM; PJ Cox, BNM; Michael Farrell, BNM; Paul Riordan, Head of BNM Energy; and Enda McDonagh, BNM.

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