Guest Blog: Jaz Rabadia – From loading bay to London

For aspiring energy professionals, where do you go to learn the ropes? That was my first thought when I heard Rob Turnbull, a colleague working on the loading bay at our Edinburgh store had just graduated in an energy related degree. I was keen to arrange some work shadowing for him – and the past […]

Energy managing business crowdsources cash

An energy management company which makes smart meters is crowdsourcing cash to grow the business. Enistic Limited based in Oxford has so far drummed up a fifth of its £125,000 target in the first week since posting on money raising site Crowdcube. Founder and internet entrepreneur Darryl Mattocks, who sold one of the first websites in […]

De Montfort University hopes for sunny energy savings of £25k

De Montfort University in Leicester has installed 502 solar panels on three of its main buildings (pictured). With 22,000 students and 2,700 staff, the academic institute expects to save around £25,500 on its annual electricity bills after the move. After spending £180,000 on the panels, the energy savings should help it break even in seven […]

UK energy managers link up with Russia

UK energy managers are forging new links abroad as tomorrow the industry body ESTA is signing a plan with Russian counterparts to swap tips on best practice. The Energy Services and Technology Association (ESTA) – which represents more than 100 major providers of energy management equipment and services in the UK – is in Russia […]

Energy Live 2013 is fully booked!

With just under a week to go until the energy event of the year, Energy Live 2013 is fully booked! We’re delighted to say there’s not a seat left at the prestigious 450 capacity venue, the London Film Museum in Covent Garden. With energy splashed across the headlines daily, the timing of Energy Live 2013 – […]

Energy consultancy Utilitywise buys EIC for £15.5m

Energy consultancy Utilitywise has snapped up smaller advisory firm Energy Information Centre for £15.5million. The South Tyneside procurement and management firm said it bought EIC to boost the range of products and services it offers clients of “all sizes and energy needs”. The large energy consultancy is listed on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market […]

Free ‘e-training’ for energy managers

Budding energy managers hoping to swot up can now access training online from the Energy Institute (EI). The chartered body says the first module of its new e-learning course is available free of charge. The course is interactive and includes a series of practical questions and scenarios. The free module covers the role of an […]

Guest Blog: Mervyn Bowden – Just how important are energy consultants?

As the TELCA awards loom on the horizon and I get ready to put my judging hat on, it’s a timely question to ask – just how important are energy consultants? Given the ever-spiralling costs of energy, carbon and pass-through charges, I’d say the services of a good consultant are absolutely essential for everyone with […]

New app takes energy management onto smartphones

A new app for smartphones launched this week can put energy management “in the palm of your hand”. Makers of the new iPhone app say it lets users view their energy consumption peaks and resolve energy surges “on the go”. Energy managers can also look at and analyse metering data from mains utilities or sub-metering […]

npower revamps its energy managing software

Supplier and energy services firm npower has revamped its energy managing software in response to market demands. Three new features have been added to improve the software  for large and medium sized businesses called ‘encompass’, which helps businesses monitor their energy use and pinpoint where to cut energy waste. First the encompass ‘Bureau’ lets people […]