Saving in excess of £75,000 pa on electricity charges.
A large manufacturing company was spending over £330,000 pa on electricity before Utility Focus was engaged to review their costs. Utility Focus used their in-depth understanding of the client’s energy usage and their market knowledge to deliver substantial savings.
Charity saves over 37%.
In March 2011 we secured a 3 year electricity renewal for a client which represented a 37% reduction in the renewal price. This was achieved at a time when prices had risen dramatically because of global unrest/disasters, but we knew where to go.
Trade Effluent Charges reduced by over £1m pa.
A joint venture with a specialist in water treatment enabled us to install a pilot plant in a brewery which digested wastewater thereby reducing charges payable to the water authority by over £1m per annum. A significant by-product was the provision of bio-gas which was used to fuel a CHP engine. This in turn allowed the brewery to sell Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs) to an electricity supplier.
Avoidance of supply upgrade saves £30,000
A manufacturing joinery client was faced with the prospect of spending £32,000 on an electricity supply upgrade as they had exceeded the available capacity. After an extensive review this cost was averted through astute negotiation and the use of appropriate technology.
Utility Focus was asked to investigate why electrical consumption was excessive in a small factory. Following a logging exercise it was clear that a base load of 30kW was being used when there was no activity and further investigation is ongoing.
Utility Focus has overseen several supply upgrades on behalf of their clients and act as a valued intermediary.
During site audits we have identified many opportunities to reduce waste, mostly by getting a thorough understanding of the process and challenging the status quo.
"In addition to the financial benefits, we are delighted that they have taken control of all utility management issues and removed the hassle, aggravation and frustration that are inherent. This has enabled us to focus on our core business"
Purchasing & Materials Manager of the UK site of a multi-national manufacturing company
"Peter handled all aspects of the investigation discussion and agreements with the utilities companies, keeping our involvement to a minimum. We were delighted with the work he carried out for us and the advice that comes from his extensive knowledge of the utilities market."
Managing Director of a specialist refurbishment company
"Utility Focus have successfully consolidated the various utilities which had evolved during a recent acquisition programme. Not only did they simplify the supply of utilities to our UK wide sites they also saved the company in excess of £100,000."
Global Commodities Leader, Electronics Manufacturing Company
"Utility Focus have always endeavoured to understand our business and the processes within. They work closely with a number of our employees to ensure they maximise all efficiency and improvement opportunities and are a valuable service provider to our organisation."
Finance Director, Manufacturer of Timber Products