Outsourcing Energy Management Saving Energy and Carbon through Partnering
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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.
'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.' LuÃs Pais Correia , Chief Executive Officer,
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