This week Anthony Mayall, the chief commercial officer of BiU, joined a suite of our strategic account managers and risk managers to discuss the current energy climate during COVID-19 from a client’s point of view, and how short term, long term and hurdles have arisen and been resolved in the past 5 weeks.
The team cover everything from the water payment suspension scheme through to the impact on the green agenda to reach net zero goals.
A few points the team went over that will hopefully give your business some insights and potentially provide options or solutions you may not have considered in the digital round table:
- How do you know what good looks like?
- Importance of lines of communications to react and respond to the marketplace, business opportunities for savings and optimisation and purchasing
- Why you should not react on short term energy prices
- Forecasting positions for energy procurement
- Potential relief rally up for energy procurement and the importance of risk strategy
- Importance of critical agile decision making
- Water payment deferral scheme and suspension of billing
- Energy alarms for site shutdowns to cut costs
- The importance of BMS setups and automation issues
- Tackling estimated billing on shut sites
- Impact on the green agenda for businesses
- Setting utility cost targets, billing and reporting for benchmarking
- How the development of working from home will impact future budgets and site infrastructure
- Shortening of financial years and how it impacts energy and the client
- How the team protected a £70,000 saving for May and June for one client
- How the ‘new normal’ is highlighting opportunities for energy (and carbon) reduction and optimisation when back to operational normality
- Importance of AMR (automated meter reads) when access is limited and data is needed for cost-saving and energy management
- Building good practises for buildings
- And learning how digital technology will improve customer relationships
Grab yourself a cuppa, sit back in your home office, and register for our lockdown learning round table: energy climate spring 2020 on-demand video with the team.
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