2.2 Appointing an energy manager
The question arises ‘Who will do this?’ Effective energy management needs a designated energy manager. This could be you – if no one else is currently identified, it is allowable to appoint yourself! In manufacturing companies, it is often someone from the production side. In other organisations, it may be a senior person in the finance function – accountants often enjoy telling people they have to use less energy (as well as saving money by doing so)! However, the energy manager should be a good communicator and motivator, and should also be comfortable presenting findings and recommendations to top management.