Oxford Uni and Siemens score £158k funding for central energy management research

The study will focus on the university’s estate – which consumes around £1m of energy a month – on centrally managing the energy use of its 400 buildings

Centrica gets smart about energy management for businesses

It is working with engineering services consulting firm WSP to also help develop large distributed energy projects

UK commits up to £8.8m for smart energy management

The government plans to provide up to £8.8 million to develop innovative approaches to smart energy management. The Non-Domestic Smart Energy Management Innovation Competition aims to drive innovation in the energy services market in three priority sectors: hospitality, retail and schools. It will help businesses become more energy efficient and cut their energy costs, enabling them […]

Optimal Monitoring launches new tool

Optimal Monitoring, one the UK’s leading energy management firms, has added a powerful new feature to their already extensive product line – Business Dynamics®. “The issue with the majority of energy monitoring systems is that they tend to look at energy by time of day and don’t take other influences into account” says Duncan Everett, […]

How LEGO adds building blocks to energy management at #ELExpo

How does LEGO use its creativity and play to solve energy management issues? Andrew McMullen, Renewables and Buildings Senior Manager at Lego will take you through an interactive session at Energy Live Expo on 2nd November at the QEII Centre in London. He also leads the organisation’s initiative to reduce CO2 emissions across the supply […]

Enel buys energy management firm for $250m

European utility giant Enel Group has bought a US energy management company for $250 million (£192m). The firm, headquartered in Italy, said it has completed the acquisition of EnerNOC, securing 100% ownership of the company. EnerNOC is a US-based provider of demand response and energy services for utility, commercial, institutional and industrial customers. Enel will […]

Ride the wave of convergence

Energy management and energy procurement are beginning to converge. Jon Ferris explains how managers can cope with this fundamental change. Before 2005, virtually all consumers had fixed energy contracts. As prices became more volatile, consumers found themselves paying suppliers extra to bear the commodity risk on their behalf. In 2005, when gas prices exceeded 100 […]

Guest Blog – Mervyn Bowden: Calling out for leaders!

Where are the Leaders in Energy Management? Leadership in some quarters is becoming a dirty word – almost as bad as being called an expert! Every sector needs leaders for sure who can drive progress and bring about better results for all. The energy sector is no different. Many organisations already have latent talent – […]

Guest Blog: DCP 228 – Turning regulatory change into a smart advantage

Distribution Change Proposal 228 (DCP228), which was approved by Ofgem last September, will affect charges for electricity distribution. Here, Dylan Crompton, Head of Major Accounts at British Gas Business, explains how that will impact customers when changes take effect from April 2018. The background Since 2010, the Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) have recovered costs for […]

Customers want personalised energy experience, survey finds

Consumers are interested in having energy management technologies in their homes, with a majority wanting a personalised experience. That’s according to a survey by Accenture, which asked around 10,000 people from 17 countries, including the UK, about this topic. It revealed 92% would be more satisfied if their energy provider could personalise their overall customer […]