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What are energy advisors and what do they do?

What are energy advisors and what do they do?

An energy advisor is a person who provides a company with the full spectrum of support in the management of all energy-related matters, such as energy supply processes. They can help foster better-informed decision-making on the energy markets by developing structured strategies for energy procurement and risk management.

What does an energy advisor do?

An energy advisor visits a customer’s business to perform an energy audit to determine the site’s level of energy usage and energy efficiency.  The visit can involve analyzing energy bills and inspecting equipment.

 

The resulting energy audit will provide the customer with a report outlining a complete picture of their energy needs, with the goal of reducing energy consumption.

 

Based on this assessment, the energy advisor advises managers by providing concrete suggestions about how to reduce energy bills, achieve more energy efficient buildings, improve sustainability practices and meet environmental regulations.

Net-Zero Advisory Solutions

Net-Zero Advisory Solutions

Track your emissions, designing a decarbonization strategy and achieve your Net-Zero targets

What are the benefits of having an energy advisor?

An energy advisor or energy consultant can offer clients a number of benefits, including: 

  1. Reductions in energy supply costs thanks to their knowledge of the market and contacts with a large number of suppliers, which can be made to compete for business
  2. Improved knowledge of energy markets at a lower cost than independently-managed energy procurement
  3. Implementation of a procurement and energy management strategy that yields long-term economic advantages
  4. Better command of regulatory changes, thanks to their market insights
  5. Ability to implement complex strategies that can significantly reduce your energy consumption
  6. Identification of any problems with equipment such as leaks or poor maintenance that are causing energy losses
  7. Introduction of new energy efficiency technologies that would have otherwise remained unknown, which in turn can increase the value of the property through installation, for instance, of solar panels, LED lighting, or weatherproofing

Why does your business need an energy advisor?

Distributed Energy and Infrastructure

Distributed Energy and Infrastructure

Save money and improve the site’s resiliency by generating sustainable power locally

It is possible for anyone to perform their own independent energy management but the task requires time, resources and skills. Companies that turn to energy advisors often do so because they have been impacted significantly by the cost of their energy supply, and realize they do not know the energy markets well enough, do not understand the complex pricing structures of providers, or simply do not have the time to negotiate with them. The range of opportunities offered by energy advisors can extend well beyond the above and can include more complex services that have a higher added value, such as the possibility to self-produce energy and improvements in energy efficiency in order to cut consumption costs. These are the reasons why all businesses can benefit from consulting with an energy advisor.

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