The policy of the law
section 1 of this Act is to promote improved
energy efficiency in large companies.
Words and expressions
section 2 of this Act means
energy efficiency: the ratio of production of
performance, service, goods or energy, and an input of
energy audits: a systematic procedure in order to
gain knowledge of the existing energy use for a
building or group of buildings, of an industrial process, a
commercial activities, an industrial plant or a
commercial facility, or private or public
services and for establishing cost-effective measures
and report on results;
energy management systems: components of a plan that specifies
energy efficiency targets and a strategy to achieve it
energy efficiency: an increase in the
energy efficiency as a result of technical,
behavioural or economic changes,
large enterprises: enterprises with at least 250 people
and have an annual turnover exceeding EUR 50 million
or a balance sheet total of more than 43 million per
years; companies shall be defined under Title I of the annex to
Commission recommendation 2003/361/EC of 6 May 2003 concerning the
the definition of micro, small and medium-sized
Obligation to carry out energy audits
section 3 of the big companies to be an energy survey done last
5 december 2015 and thereafter at least every four years after the
the previous survey.
4 § in large companies that have an environmental management system or a
energy management system don't need an energy mapping
According to paragraph 3 of the redone
1. the system has been certified according to the rules which have
in connection with this law, and
2. the system requires an energy mapping
the corresponding mapping in section 6, and in adjacent
regulations should be made.
Energy mapping facility implementation
5 § Energy mapping under paragraph 3 shall be carried out by a person
which meet the requirements on competence and independence that have
in connection with this Act.
6 § energy audits should include a thorough review of
energy use in the enterprise and suggestions for
cost-effective measures to save energy as well as for
to improve energy efficiency.
The result of energy mapping should be accounted for in a
Obligation to retain data
section 7 of the companies subject to the obligation to make a
energy mapping to save the report, and other information
from the survey for seven years from the end of the calendar year
to which the data relate.
Supervision and information reporting
section 8 of the authority that the Government should exercise supervision
over to this Act and the regulations that have been announced in
connection to the law is followed.
Article 9 of the company subject to the obligation to make a
energy mapping to the supervisor's request, provide
the information and documents necessary for
supervision. Such companies should also disclose the information
the supervisory authority requests for follow-up and evaluation.
section 10 of the regulatory authority may decide the injunctions
needed for the oversight.
An injunction may be subject to a penalty.
section 11 of the Government or the authority, as the Government determines
may provide for
1. data for the determination of whether an entity is deemed
as a large company,
2. certification under section 4 1,
3. competence and independence under section 5,
4. how energy mapping should be done and what data
shall be set out in the report of the survey,
5. the importance of the expression cost-effective measures in section 6,
6. the information to be provided for monitoring and
paragraph 12 of decision notice under section 10 may be appealed to the
General administrative courts.
Leave to appeal is required for an appeal to the administrative court.