How to get board approval for energy projects


light_blackIn this sponsored post, Ignite Energy says its new course module will help energy managers to increase the chances of projects not only get in front of the board, but actually approved.

How often does this happen to you? As a pro-active energy manager you have spoken with myriad potential suppliers, costed out energy reduction projects, decided on the most appropriate technologies to maximise reduction opportunities, calculated the potential financial savings and spent hours or even days writing the proposal – only for it be rejected when you put it forward for approval!

The team at Ignite Energy has seen this happen on numerous occasions to even the best energy managers. It has built its reputation on the ability to help create strong business cases to make large projects a reality.

Following discussions with The Energy Managers Association, the feedback we received was that board approval remains a constant challenge for many members who are trying to deliver tangible and repeatable savings within their operations. As a result Ignite Energy has been invited to create and present a Level 3 course module called ‘Accounting for Energy’ to assist in helping energy managers build a strong and robust business case for future investments – and most importantly demonstrate how to continually track and deliver successful financial outcomes within your business.

Although a well-designed and effectively delivered energy reduction programme can be translated into benefits for CSR and environmental credentials, it must also stand the most rigorous of all analysis, namely that it make commercial sense for the business to invest. Ignite Energy recognises this vital aspect and our focus is to link all stakeholder benefits so both board and management teams can see the true financial impacts delivered to the bottom line. This includes the ability to manage accruals and budgets on a daily basis to ensure the business can see the financial benefits as and when these are delivered, at any time during the financial year, and turn energy into a truly controllable and accountable cost at site level across a large property portfolio.

Our initial courses are scheduled to take place on Wednesday September 28th and Wednesday November 9th with further courses to be run early in 2017 depending on demand. Numbers will be capped at 10 delegates per session, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Venues will confirmed closer to course dates with the first session most likely to be in London.

Contact info – T 0845-269-9517 M 07771-864690

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