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.
View Member Profile – www.estaenergy.org.uk/members/eevs-insight-limited/
Appointed Vice Chair
Tim Crozier-Cole, Technical Director, Verco Advisory Services
Tim Crozier-Cole (MEI CEng CMVP), Technical Director, Verco. Tim has over 20 years’ experience in the energy sector, with a focus on corporate energy strategy, low carbon project development and policy advice. He is an ESOS lead assessor and provides independent measurement and verification (M&V) services. Tim has provided technical assurance for over £25m of projects supported by the Mayor’s Energy Efficiency Fund in London. He also regularly contributes to both industry-led and government research projects.
View Member Profile – www.estaenergy.org.uk/members/verco-advisory-services-ltd/
The ESTA Energy Services Contracting Group provides a dedicated trade body to support energy service companies and associated service providers in the development and delivery of effective Energy Services Contracting (ESC) projects.
The group supports an effective, professional and transparent approach to managing Energy Services 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 is developing a credible voice in the market by virtue of a membership which represents the range of energy service companies and facilitators involved in ESC projects.
The Group will strive
– to identify barriers to ESC 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 ESCs
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 Services 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 ESC opportunities for their members