According to Article 24 of the Law the Consumption Pattern reform, approved by the Islamic Consultative Assembly in 1389 (2010), all energy consumers with an annual consumption of more than five million cubic meters of natural gas or its liquid equivalent and a demand for electrical power exceeding one megawatt are obliged to establish an energy management unit. This can be done through conservation, utilizing private sector facilities, or without expanding government organizations, in order to carry out energy audits, optimize energy consumption, and implement necessary measures to achieve the criteria specified in Article 11 of this law.
Furthermore, according to Articles 25 and 26 of this law, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy is obligated to impose penalties on industrial units that are subject to mandatory standard regulations but do not meet the specified criteria in the standard, after receiving a report from the Institute of Standards and Industrial Research of Iran. In case industrial units fail to comply with the standards, technical specifications, and energy consumption standards, as determined by the Ministries of Petroleum, Energy, and Industries, Mines and Trade they will be fined a percentage of the energy carriers’ selling price starting from the year initiating the consumption pattern reform based climatic and technical conditions.
The Behineh Sazan Sanat Tasisat, as the first company holding a qualification certificate for technical inspection in this field since 1387(2008), started its activities as the pioneer inspector of energy consumption standards in 11 industries in Iran. Currently, this company is active in 23 industries and also in the building sector. The list of industries inspected by this company is as follows:
Cement, brick, lime, tiles and ceramics, aluminum, iron and steel, iron casting, steel casting, compressed sheets, paste and paper, glass, tire and tube, plastic, vegetable oil, dairy products,
compote and canned food, concentrate and fruit juice, lubricating Oil and Used Oil refining, steam boilers, combined heat and power plant (CHP), residential and non-residential buildings, greenhouse and poultry farming.