Project Highlights

  • Energetics conducted a rigorous cost/benefit analysis to obtain critical data and insight on Nissan’s experiences in using Superior Energy Performance (SEP) to guide its implementation of an ISO 50001-compliant energy management system (EnMS) at a vehicle assembly plant in Tennessee.
  • This detailed case study builds a compelling business case for industrial plants to adopt a robust, data-driven EnMS using the SEP guidance and protocols to continuously improve energy performance and increase savings.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Plants Program sought greater industry understanding of the Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program and how it builds on the ISO 50001 energy management standard.

Energetics worked closely with representatives of the Nissan plant to obtain detailed data on their SEP implementation process, experience, and results. Our rigorous cost/benefit analysis produced reliable calculations of the payback period and operational cost and energy savings directly attributable to the energy management system. Energetics developed the eight-page write-up, which was thoroughly vetted in partnership with DOE and Nissan.

The case study is part of a series published by the Global Superior Energy Performance initiative launched by the Clean Energy Ministerial and International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation to make the private sector aware of the business case for energy management and its value in maintaining competitiveness. Energetics has produced two other case studies in this series and has two more under development.

View the case study.