Business energy costs are on an upward trajectory, as increasing wholesale costs combine with growing non-commodity charges. With the ESOS Phase 2 deadline looming, the new Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR) framework commencing in April and increasing sustainability scrutiny, business energy is under pressure from every direction.

Understanding your energy portfolio and using data to drive cost and consumption strategies has never been more important.

This exclusive BusinessGreen webinar, hosted in association with leading energy consultancy Inenco, will provide essential insights into the direction of the UK's energy policy framework and how businesses can use their data to curb both their energy bills and their carbon footprint.

Chaired by BusinessGreen Editor-in-Chief, the hour-long session will feature a series of presentations on the latest energy policy developments and how leading businesses are responding, followed by an interactive Q&A session with our expert panel.

  1. Dan Pardesi - Know your portfolio: a best practice guide to collecting your data, understanding your portfolio and identifying those projects you can implement for ESOS Phase 2 and the Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR) framework.
  2. Kevin Jackson - Revise your energy strategy: not only will ESOS mean an updated view of your portfolio (and potential changes if projects include asset upgrades or reduction), but rising wholesale costs, changes to charging methodologies and new technology on the market means businesses need to update their strategy accordingly to maximise value and mitigate risks.
  3. Helen Barnet - Case studies: a brief overview of organisations who used their ESOS Phase 1 data to drive savings, including an Aviation Services and Distribution Group and a leading outsource provider of fleet incident management.
  4. Q&A session with all speakers



James Murray

Editor-in-Chief, BusinessGreen

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James Murray is Editor-in-Chief of BusinessGreen, having launched the site in October 2007. He is responsible for BusinessGreen's leading news, opinion and analysis, and also contributes to the brand's expanding events' programme.

James is one of the UK's leading commentators on the low carbon economy. He writes occasionally for The Guardian newspaper and has also reported for BBC Radio on a number of green technology stories. James reports daily on a wide range of green business issues, with a particular focus on low carbon policy, economics and technology.

In March 2011, James was voted number eight in the Press Gazette's list of the top 50 environmental journalists in the UK. Prior to launching BusinessGreen, James spent five years as a technology journalist working on a variety of IT titles.


Kevin Jackson

Strategic Account Director, Inenco

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Kevin is responsible for understanding the energy and sustainability needs and goals of both public and private organisations and then delivering efficient and effective integrated energy solutions. These solutions maximise cost reduction through effective procurement, compliance, generation and energy reduction strategies and help to meet sustainability goals

After an Engineering apprenticeship in the Aerospace industry, Kevin has held energy roles in both the public and private sector. Kevin’s move into energy consultancy in 1996 enabled him to use his experience to help customers across a number of sectors including property, retail, manufacturing and both public and private services sectors.

During the last 19 years at Inenco, Kevin has held a number of roles encompassing account management, bid management, product development, marketing and sales as well as chairing Inenco’s seminar programme. In his current role as Strategic Account Director, Kevin supports the sales teams and account management of Inenco’s larger customers. Kevin also works with organisations directly helping develop integrated procurement, reduction, generation, compliance and sustainability strategies.

Kevin has significant qualifications and experience including time-served as an electrical engineer with a degree in Electricity and Electronic Engineering. Kevin also has a number of professional qualifications including PRINCE2 practitioner and CISI (Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment) certificate in derivatives.


Dan Pardesi

Senior Account Manager, Inenco

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Dan’s principal role is to develop an effective energy management strategy to ensure the best outcome for customers and to establish a holistic approach to energy cost management, targeting all areas of the bill.

Dan drives value from his customers’ energy data and reporting to help deliver energy savings. As a trusted partner, he provides advice on energy procurement, management & compliance, supporting customers to solve their energy problems.

As a Chartered Energy Manager with the Energy Institute, Dan has a history of delivering energy cost savings and effective energy management across the public and private sectors. He has worked alongside numerous large multisite corporate organisations whilst being at Inenco, both as an Account Manager and as a Solutions Consultant. Prior to this, Dan spent 6 years working as an Energy Manager delivering large scale energy efficiency and renewables projects.


Helen Barnet

Account Manager, Inenco

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Helen is responsible for the development and management of a strategic portfolio of clients focusing on large manufacturing companies. Her previous experience as a solutions engineer provides a greater understanding into customer energy portfolios and ongoing requirements. Helen is an expert in management of energy compliance schemes and energy saving opportunity identification by gaining a complete understanding of her customers and utilising her experience within the industry.

Helen has a MSc in Environmental Engineering which runs hand in hand with offering customers insight into the energy market place. As well as a vast engineering background, Helen is a procurement and customer management expert within the industry and has a proven track record with growing and developing customer relationships into mutually beneficial and long-standing ones.

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