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 […]

New Opportunity at ESTA

At the end of 2013, Alan Aldridge, ESTA’s Executive Director, will be retiring following 15 years in which the association membership has grown by 100%, it’s influence in national and international standards, government and regulation has expanded dramatically and ESTA has been established as a key partner in achieving demand-side energy savings. A new Director […]

New register wants to be ‘kitemark’ for energy consulting

A new register for energy consultants is aiming to become a ‘kitemark’ of excellence for the sector. The Energy Institute (EI), a professional body for the energy sector set up the register last year after the Carbon Trust closed its own register, leaving a gap in the market. Now the Institute is calling for energy […]

The essentials of energy management

The Energy Services and Technology Association (ESTA) has launched the first of a series of short training courses for energy and facilities managers covering the essential elements in optimising different energy efficiency technologies and strategies. ESTA represents more than 100 providers of energy efficiency systems and services. So these courses are drawn from over 30 […]

Energy trade body appoints first female council member

An energy trade body has elected its first female council member in its 30-year history. Lisa Gingell has now joined the Energy Services & Technology Association’s (ESTA) council of 18 members as the chair of the events committee. Also the co-founder of t-mac Technologies, an energy management solutions company, Mrs Gingell will be using her […]

The smart way to manage energy

Ivan McKeever of WEMS International explains that smart metering is essential to smart energy management.

‘Ignorance not an option’ on CRC

“Ignorance is not an option.” That was the message delivered yesterday regarding the CRC. At one of the Energy Event’s opening seminars, Richard Hipkiss, director of i-prophets energy services, told delegates that with just 17 days to go until the CRC deadline, there are under 2000 organisations registered out of a potential 3,500 to 4,000. […]

Green bank gets Esta support

The government’s proposed Green Investment Bank is in danger of leaving non-domestic energy users out of the mix, according the Energy Services and Technology Association. Esta has welcomed the recent report by the Green Investment Bank Commission, but its executive director Alan Aldridge said: “There is a great deal of attention given to both the […]

ESTA welcomes Smart Meter prospectus

The government’s Annual Energy Statement has been broadly welcomed by the Energy Services and Technology Association. ESTA’s executive director Alan Aldridge was pleased to see the Smart Metering prospectus issued promptly and welcomed its ambition to improve on the 2020 timescale. He told ELN: “We are particularly keen to ensure that the non-domestic sector has […]