Vilnis Vesma MA(Oxon) CEng MEI CEM is a chartered engineer and a former energy manager in local government. He has worked continuously as an energy management consultant for over 25 years carrying out assignments primarily in the UK but also USA, South America, China, the middle east, Russia and various European countries.
Mr Vesma has written government guides and numerous journal articles on energy management topics; he is the author of two books: Managing energy with a desktop computer (Energy Publications, 1988); and Energy Management Principles and Practice (Third edition pub. Hive House 2017). A former council member of the UK Energy Institute and the Energy Services and Technology Association, he founded the UK Association of Energy Engineers and was until 2015 a member of the committee overseeing the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol.
Areas of expertise
Vilnis Vesma is an experienced energy management trainer and has mounted, marketed and presented well over a hundred public training courses on aspects of energy management (details of typical events are at www.vesma.com/training) as well as a number of in-house workshops.
As a specialist in the analysis and interpretation of energy data he has implemented energy monitoring and targeting systems in the paper, metals processing, chemicals, pharmaceutical, mining, brewing, microelectronics and other industrial sectors, as well as commercial buildings and the public sector.
Trained as a ISO50001 lead assessor, and having served on the committee which wrote the standard, Mr Vesma is in a strong position to help organisations construct compliant energy management systems.
He is also qualified as an ESOS Lead Assessor, a service which he provides for a trade association in the UK metals industry as well as individual clients in other spheres.
Mr Vesma is an active campaigner against bogus energy-saving products and is well qualified to evaluate product offerings, a service he provides under contract to a multinational hotel brand.