Why use an energy consultant?


Energy consultants aren’t for everyone.

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That’s controversial, especially coming from an award-winning energy consultancy, but it’s true.

Not all businesses require energy consultancy services, sometimes you just want the best price for business energy and other times an energy audit is all you really need.

Then there’s the whole small business/ big business divide – if you have a single site with low to moderate energy consumption then we make small business energy buying simple and cost effective!

However, if you do have a large energy spend then hiring an energy consultant could be the best decision you ever make.

Why use an energy consultant?

The why here is a big one and it varies from business to business. If your business has complex energy requirements, whether that’s multiple meter types across several sites, high energy bills or complex energy profiles, then an external energy consultant can help to clarify things and clamp down on unnecessary costs.

For some companies, hiring an in-house expert to control energy is a good solution, but for others it makes more sense to utilise multiple experts with a wide variety of experience that a consultancy offers. This wealth of experience is highly beneficial in finding intricate solutions to complex energy problems that may not be answered without taking a wider approach to the business.

They’ve done it all before

 Never underestimate how valuable experience is. Having someone on your side who has seen the problem before and solved it can speed up the whole process and do so in the most efficient way possible. In addition to this, an energy consultancy will know exactly what they need to do in order reduce your energy spend through clever procurement and innovative energy efficiency measures.

We have a range of case studies available and years of experience in delivering successful results. Chances are, we’ve seen it all before but on the odd case that we haven’t then we’re experienced enough to develop and adapt in order to find the perfect solution for your needs.

Spend money to save money

Yes, we’re aware that’s not the exact quote, but it applies just the same. Nothing comes for free and an energy consultancy is no exception, but we offer real value and lay out our fees clearly and transparently.

What we can do is save you a huge amount of money on your energy bills, even with our fees factored in. We break down the benefits of everything we do – for example, our engineering work is broken down into the cost of the work and how long it takes to pay for itself. Similarly, our procurement strategies are detailed and agreed with our clients – the final purchase price is also broken down to show how much you pay per unit with our fees provided separately.

Keep your energy in check

Do you have someone who’s full time job is to keep an eye on your energy spend? Do you want one?

That’s exactly what we do at amber energy. Through clever monitoring and targeting we can see every kilowatt that your business uses and have automatic alerts whenever consumption deviates from what we deem to be normal. When this does happen, we set about figuring out why this additional consumption took place and put measures in place to stop it happening again. Just through our monitoring and targeting service, we’ve helped our clients save an average of 30% of their energy spend.  

Straight talking solutions

Here’s the other thing. Energy is complicated, there’s no two ways about it. There’s an entire language of jargon made up around it, it has its own time zones and deadlines and then there’s market knowledge which is made up of knowledge of lots of other bits of other industries and then figuring out how it will affect the unit price of energy.

This is where we come into our own. Everything we do has simplicity at its core. We’re firm believers in the statement “if you can’t explain something simply, you don’t truly understand it.” We go out of our way to ensure that the work we do is clearly described with the benefits highlighted and our solutions make complete sense regardless of how well you understand the energy industry – our clients have told us that this is worth its weight in gold!

To answer why you should use an energy consultant…

If you have a large energy spend or complex requirements, then an energy consultant can be a dream come true. We’re the guardian angel of your utility management, keeping a watchful eye on your consumption and making sure you get the best possible price.

Energy consultants offer more than just advice.

Yes, we give advice and yes, we highly recommend you take it, but we also deliver on our recommendations.

Struggling to find a good consultant? We provided a guide to walk you through exactly what to look for here.