At this level, it is fair to say that energy management is not on yourorganisation’s agenda. There is no energy policy, no formal energymanagement structure, no means of reporting, and no specific personin charge of energy use.
Your organisation’s energy management situation starts to improve.While there is no official energy policy, someone has been delegated therole of energy manager. The energy manager promotes an awarenessof energy matters via a loose network of informal contacts with those directlyresponsible for energy consumption. This person also responds to requestsfor advice on an ad hoc basis.
Energy management is acknowledged as important by senior managementbut, in practice, there is little active commitment or support for energymanagement activities.
Senior managers acknowledge the value of an energy reduction program.Energy consumption issues are therefore integrated into the organisation’sstructure. There is a comprehensive information system and establishedsystem of reporting. There is also an agreed program for energy managementand investing in energy efficiency.
Energy consumption is a major priority throughout the organisation.Actual performance is monitored against targets and the benefits of energyefficiency measures calculated. Achievements in energy management arewell reported and energy consumption is related to its impact on widerenvironmental issues. Senior management is committed to energy efficiency.
How to use the EnergyManagementMatrix
To establish your organisationalprofile, consider each columnindividually. Place a mark in eachcolumn which best describes whereyou think you are currently located(this can be within or between cells,depending on what you think is more accurate).Your Organisational Profile isdetermined by joining the marksacross the columns. This will describeyour organisation’s approach toenergy management, and providean overall indication of how wellbalanced energy managementis within your organisation.The peaks represent where yourcurrent effort is most sophisticated.The troughs indicate where you areleast advanced. Don’t be concernedif the Profile is uneven, this is notunusual and is the case in mostorganisations.Your Organisational Profile will showyou those aspects where some furtherattention is required to ensure energymanagement is developed in arounded, effective way. The Profilewill also assist you in your attemptsat organising an energymanagement strategy, whichwill come later in our
Management Guide to Energy Efficiency.