Businesses need to wake up to the cost of inactivity when it comes to energy management

Ben Spry, Head of Risk Management Services, Energy HQ at npower Business Solutions

As the UK’s energy infrastructure adapts to accommodate more low-carbon and decentralised generation – with a raft of new policies and regulation to support this – the amount businesses spend on energy is set to almost double by 2030. So whether or not businesses have energy awareness now, this is sure to change as the full impact of this cost starts to impact the bottom line.

By doing nothing, businesses leave themselves exposed to the full impact of this change. As a result, there has never been a more pressing time to review how businesses buy, use and manage energy. Thankfully, new technologies and approaches now provide plenty of tools to fully optimise all aspects of energy.

We have been partnering with companies to address their energy spend and efficiency for a number of years. What works for one type of business may not work with another, so it’s hugely important each business spends time now understanding where there are opportunities to make changes. For example, whilst many businesses jump straight into technology investments and hardware installations to address their energy efficiency, we’ve found that big savings can be accomplished simply by looking at the behaviours of the business and its workforce.

“Step changes can be achieved in your energy usage just by changing the mindset and culture of employees.”

Find out more about the types of solutions businesses can implement to manage their energy spend today and in the future.

Energy HQ is a dynamic new energy management concept that’s been created to give businesses a service which truly has everything an energy professional could need ‘under one roof’.

It brings together expertise, tools and technologies in all the key areas of effective energy management – from purchasing effectively to consuming transparently; and maximising efficiencies to reducing costs via active demand management.

Energy HQ is not a formula – there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution – but rather a tailor-made approach to creating a strategy that’s right for your business’s individual needs.

Ultimately, Energy HQ is about optimising your whole energy journey – today, tomorrow and into the future.

Optimise your energy journey through Energy HQ.


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