Did you know that more than half of senior business managers have no idea how their companies buy energy? Ouch. And nearly 50% also confess to a "limited understanding" of how much energy costs their business, according to a recent YouGov survey of more than 750 senior executives across the UK.
Hang on, are you telling me you are an energy manager that’s only worried about electricity!? Let’s take a step back and realise that gas represents nearly 40% of the total energy consumed in the industrial and service sectors in Europe. That’s almost half, you guys!
And just like that, the holidays are upon us! December means the weather is getting frightful, but we know why you energy managers are really starting to sweat: this is the special time of year when your clients’ energy costs typically skyrocket through the ROOF.
Not only is natural gas for power generation becoming increasingly expensive - with prices projected to rise further through to 2020 in the UK - but for geopolitical and environmental reasons, some cities are beginning to question where natural gas belongs in their energy mix at all, and for how long. Some are going further still by planning a complete natural gas phase out by the year 2050. In this post we'll explore this idea as well as the heating implications for small and medium-sized businesses.
Thanks to the Carbon Act, many companies in the UK are already working on decreasing energy consumption, but many energy efficiency plans are focused just on electricity. Ever since Brexit, energy consumers in the UK have seen wholesale gas prices rise 34%. Plus a 24% electricity prices increase. And winter is coming. That's why there's no better time than now to learn about how heating optimisation (gas, thermal and fuel tanks) will help your SME or ESCO this year.
You and your clients have great ideas for making buildings and companies more efficient. But when it comes to transforming ideas into reality, money can be a frustrating roadblock. Many ESCOs and utilities claim that there’s a lack of accessible funding for energy efficiency in the market. After a bit of research, we can show you that this assumption is simply untrue. To demonstrate this, we’ve created a free guide to help you get from ideas to action!
The end of the year is just around the corner, and all energy managers know what that means: planning next year’s energy budget while ensuring the current year’s books are balanced so 2017 can be started afresh. But what happens when your supervisor asks you to give an accurate prediction for next year’s energy budgeting and forecasting plan? You don’t have a crystal ball, nor can you make such complex calculations on the back of a napkin. What if you could give a precise figure instantly, in real time and based on your actual data? Thankfully, there’s an app for that!