It may sound like a simple task, however with complex contracts and billing for energy supplies, and an ever-changing legislative environment for the industry, it’s difficult to stay on top of your energy costs and usage without the right tools and people.
In this interview, energy management specialist Darren Jones discusses the part effective energy management plays in creating cost savings and achieving sustainability targets.
Tailored energy plans
To manage energy effectively, you need to understand a business inside out – taking a broad view of business needs, determining what the current strengths and weaknesses are, thinking about where the inefficiencies come from and how these can be minimised through ongoing analysis and adjustments. The UKEM team are experts in gathering and analysing all the necessary information so they can help organisations create tailored energy plans that are not just environmentally conscious, but also cost-effective for their businesses.
Darren asserts that businesses need to not only look at challenges around CSR and legislation, but should also consider compliance in a broader sense. Making carbon commitments that are compliant with the needs of their customers and all stakeholders is an important step, as people show a preference to invest in businesses that prioritise green initiatives.
"People tend to invest in businesses that are energy efficient and seen as ‘greener’"
– Darren Jones
Operations Director, UK Energy Management
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