The UNIDO/GEF UKR IEE Project aims to assist the Government of Ukraine to achieve a sustainable transformation of industrial energy usage practices within the country. In order to do this, the project is establishing and promoting the industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) concepts of Energy Management System (EnMS) and Energy Systems Optimization (ESO), along with the promotion and deployment of the ISO 50000 Energy Management Standard Series.

EnMS provides structured and systematic approach for integration of energy efficiency concept into enterprise management culture and day-to-day practices. EnMS delivers: (i) A framework for understanding significant energy uses; (ii) Action plans for continuous improvement of energy use performance, and (iii) Documentation to sustain and demonstrate energy performance improvements over time. EnMS establishes a proper linkage between energy management business practices and core industrial values, such as cost reduction, increased productivity, environmental compliance, and competitiveness. Practical experience demonstrates that for companies that are totally new to energy management concepts, average energy efficiency gains through the adoption of EnMS in the first several years in the range between 10 and 20% and with minimal investment costs.

ESO is a method of generating energy savings through optimizing the operation of systems that consume energy within a facility, rather than following the traditional method of replacing individual components of a system with components of higher efficiency. While more efficient components may save 2-3% of energy, optimization of the entire system can usually save up to 20-30% of the energy use.