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Outsourcing Energy Management

Saving Energy and Carbon through Partnering, 1st Edition

By Steven Fawkes

Routledge

218 pages

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Description

This book describes energy management outsourcing as a way of addressing the current energy challenges facing all organizations, namely high and volatile energy prices, the need to mitigate climate change and potential supply constraints as oil production peaks. These problems are likely to intensify in the coming years, yet most organizations have reduced in-house capability to address them, thus outsourcing is increasingly seen as an essential part of any strategy to reduce energy use and carbon emissions. The author describes the basic processes of energy management and how to outsource them in a strategic way to achieve maximum results. The process is based on a new model of energy management looking at total costs, which is presented in the book. The book offers a comprehensive guide to outsourcing energy management, discussing the risks and benefits and taking managers through the process of deciding whether to outsource or not, and finding and assessing an outsourcing partner. Managers looking to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions through the use of external service providers will find Outsourcing Energy Management an ideal 'how to do it' guide.

Reviews

'Fawkes's track record of practical achievement is exemplary. He understands, and has demonstrated that he understands, both how to do it and how not to do it. He also has the happy knack of conveying his vast experience in crisp, concise prose. A book that could have been a dry recitation of 'do's' and 'don't's' becomes instead a pleasure to read. You sense that you're in the presence of someone who knows what he's talking about. He anticipates your questions even before you think of asking them. He also anticipates questions you ought to ask but might not think to…As well as its lucid and persuasive commentary, Outsourcing Energy Management includes many checklists and matrices,sample spreadsheets and tables, sample documents for tenders and proposals, guidelines for negotiations and contracts, references, further reading and online resources. It should be the standard work, not just on outsourcing but on every aspect of energy management, for years to come.' - Modern Power Systems (full review www.waltpatterson.org/mpsfawkes.pdf) 'Energy and carbon management are increasingly important subjects for the management of all organisations due to growing price and environmental pressures. These demanding times are leading many organisations to investigate outsourcing as a means to address economic and environmental concerns. This book is an important guide for managers wanting to implement outsourced solutions that will result in lower energy use and reduced carbon emissions.' Gordon Parsons, Managing Director, npower business 'The author provides compelling reasons for outsourcing energy management, taking into account current and future energy cost, performance and risk analysis.' Kayzi Ambridge Responsible Procurement Manager E.ON UK 'Overall a good work, that one reads with pleasure and that will certainly contribute to build the case for Outsourcing among top deciders. Congratulations for a very fine book.' Luís Pais Correia , Chief Executive Officer,

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. Part One The Importance of Energy: Oil peaking and the decline of fossil fuels; Climate change; Legislation and regulation. Part Two The Energy Management Process: Energy management. Part Three Outsourcing Energy Management: Why outsource?;The outsourcing cycle. Part Four Energy Service Companies: The supply of outsourced energy solutions; Future trends for ESCOs. Overall Summary; Resources; References and further reading; Index.

About the Author

Steven Fawkes has worked in energy management for over 25 years. As a consultant he advised many clients including private sector companies, local authorities, the UK and Romanian governments, the European Union, the United States Agency for International Development, the United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank. He co-founded two energy service companies, Energy-Serv S.A. in Romania and RWE Solutions in the UK (now part of the RWE npower group). With RWE he developed and implemented innovative energy service contracts with leading companies including Sainsbury's and Diageo that led to significant energy savings and reduction in carbon emissions. Steven now works for Matrix Corporate Capital.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
SCI020000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Ecology
TEC031000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / General