Energy saving ideas
The cheapest energy available is the energy you don’t use. You can spend a long time working on squeezing a price from 9.5p/kWh to 9.3p/kWh however if you don’t use that kWh at all it, of course, doesn’t cost you anything.
A lot of consumers jump straight to putting solar panels on the roof, installing a wind turbine, or physically changing equipment on site. This is not to say these are not worthwhile projects to implement, however, if you have no specific means of understanding or measuring the impact of these changes and, more importantly, how to replicate or maintain the reductions, then your energy management drive is often short-lived and loses its all-important momentum.
We like to help our customers through a journey outlined briefly below to ensure you are in control, understand what you are looking for, and are able to achieve a sustainable position with maximum results.
Without goals, or plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination
If you don’t measure it, you can’t manage it
Get to know everything you can about how you use your energy. Aim to understand what you use per category per hour
- Review & Act
If you do the same today as you did yesterday you will get the same result
- Educate & Motivate
In order to change we need the person in control of the switch or plug to understand the impact and benefit of their actions
Feedback is imperative to maintain the effect of any project, initiative, or cultural change
The final stage once you have understood and managed your consumption to the best of your ability, is to invest in order to achieve further savings. At this stage you will understand the options available to you and clearly know which area will benefit most from the investment and provide the quickest payback.