Elected Group Chair
Nick Keegan, Senior Consultant, EEVS
Nick Keegan is an expert in the field of building energy efficiency and energy performance contracting. A Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) and Certified Energy Manager (CEM), his role at EEVS focusses on working with procuring authorities, funders and energy service companies to develop, operate and verify robust performance measurement processes and contractual terms to govern the savings guarantees within EPCs. Nick also worked on the European Commission’s Transparense project, which researched barriers and success factors to EPC business and led to establishing the European Code of Conduct for EPC. He is now leading the UK contribution to a follow up project – QualitEE – which is researching and developing the potential for quality assurance of EPC and is a key initiative within the ESTA EPC group.
Nick was involved in the development of the Scottish Government’s NDEE performance contracting framework and has acted as the independent M&V professional for several projects procured under the framework. Nick holds a Masters in Physics from Imperial College, London, researched his thesis in organic solar cells at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Freiburg and is a professional member of the Energy Institute.
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Appointed Vice Chair
Tim Crozier-Cole, Technical Director, Verco Advisory Services
Tim Crozier-Cole (MEng MSc MEI CEng CMVP) is a Technical Director at Verco with 20 years’ professional experience in the energy sector. He is a Chartered Energy Engineer, Member of the Institute of Energy, ESOS Lead Assessor and a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional.
Tim specialises in working with industrial, commercial and public sector clients to develop energy management strategies, develop energy assets and regulatory compliance. His key skills include project identification, feasibility studies, technical/ financial modelling, energy auditing including ESOS compliance and providing procurement support. He also regularly contributes to research projects and policy evaluations.
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The ESTA Energy Performance Contracting Group provides a dedicated trade body to support energy service companies and associated service providers in the development and delivery of effective Energy Performance Contracting projects.
An Energy Performance Contract is defined as:
A contractual arrangement between the beneficiary and the provider of an energy efficiency improvement measure, verified and monitored during the whole term of the contract, where investments (work, supply or service) in that measure are paid for in relation to a contractually agreed level of energy efficiency improvement or other agreed energy performance criterion, such as financial savings.
The group supports an effective, professional and transparent approach to managing Energy Performance Contracting projects.
Effective: achieving and maintaining significant energy and cost savings in an economically efficient manner.
Professional: bringing together experienced service providers to achieve and maintain a good working relationship with customers.
Transparent: providing clear and concise information about contractual arrangements and performance – both projected and verified actual – on a regular basis.
The Group will have a have a credible voice in the market by virtue of a membership which represents the range of energy service companies and suppliers involved in EPC projects. The Group will strive
– to identify barriers to EPC business and use the ESTA framework to lobby policymakers
– to share best practice, technical knowledge and support the assembly of consortia
– to provide a hub of expertise to support clients with understanding and developing EPCs
Run informative half day conferences annually to bring the diverse range of energy services market actors together to discuss key issues, generate membership interest and share best practice with consumers.
Develop and maintain a consumer guide for Energy Performance Contracting with a directory of relevant members and their services.
Maintain a list of potential members to invite to conferences and other relevant events.
Participate in industry led initiatives to drive standardisation and quality improvement of energy efficiency services.
Maintain an open conversation with Government to inform and steer relevant policy.
Work with other groups within ESTA to highlight EPC opportunities for their members