As of 1st April 2017, the English water retail market will open up for businesses, charities and public sector bodies. It will be the biggest retail market for water services in the world. Plus, what better moment than World Water Day to understand what the UK water market deregulation is all about? Most importantly - how can your ESCO leverage the opportunities hidden within these regulatory changes?

As an ESCO, you are probably missing out on an opportunity of serving more SME clients. After all, the EU alone is home to 22 million small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) which provide around 89 million jobs and represent 99% of all enterprises. However, these businesses rarely have the capacity to exploit energy savings.While absolute energy use per SME  (industrial and non-industrial) is lower than in large, energy-intensive industrial companies, focusing on energy end-use efficiency in SMEs is often very cost effective. Still, too often these small businesses are falling between the cracks as weak business cases - even though there are plenty of good reasons for ESCOs to focus on serving SME clients better.In a free online session this April 11th at 3pm CET, world-renowned  energy efficiency expert Dr. Steven Fawkes is going to show us how!

Let's not beat around the bush: there are some monumental challenges facing commercial and industrial (C&I) sectors regarding energy costs and energy management. These challenges require a specific set of professional skills for the energy managers and teams who will deal with them.The ability to engage and collaborate with other related stakeholders as vendors, business owners, building owners, real estate firms, government officials, educators and business owners to achieve the required goals of decreasing the overwhelming cost of energy consumption is very important.In this guest post, experienced energy engineer and DEXMA guest blogger Magdy Aly reveals the top 10 energy manager skills that will enable present and future energy professionals to overcome major challenges.

Are you considering obtaining your ISO 50001 certificate? Or maybe one of your clients is about to start on their first energy management adventure? Congratulations! ISO 50001 is a great standard to implement if you want to establish a professional environment focused on saving energy. But getting ISO 50001 certified is not about going through the motions for a piece of paper you can frame above your desk. It’s about setting up an efficient and effective energy management system, for the lowest possible price and least amount of effort, don’t you think?

A few weeks ago, to prepare our free training on carbon emissions reporting, we sat down with Cristina Raventós, a senior consultant and Spain portfolio manager at Carbon Clear.Carbon Clear specialises in carbon footprint calculation and the creation of sustainability and emissions reduction strategies. In this exclusive interview, Cristina helps us understand the state of the European market when it comes to carbon management (and the regulation of other greenhouse gases).

energy traders consultingWelcome to the 3rd edition of DEXMA Partner Spotlight! This month we are highlighting Energy Traders Consulting, a Spanish ESCO delivering energy consulting services and building automation solutions.

We spoke with CEO Gabriel Viñegla Garcia who is based in Badajoz, Spain.

Here are some of the best bits of our conversation:

It’s been over 10 years since the British Government legislated the Companies Act. 8 years have passed since the Climate Change Act came into effect. Nevertheless, carbon reporting and greenhouse gas regulations are still a source of worry for energy managers. To prepare for our free training about how to automate carbon reporting, let’s check what carbon reporting and GHG regulation means for energy managers in the UK.