Energy Management

As signaled in the Sustainability Policy that was adopted by Council in December 2008, Council appointed a part time Energy Manager in February 2009. Kevin McGrath from local electrical and energy consultants, Power Solutions Ltd, has taken up the role on a 12 month contract basis to focus on reducing Council’s energy usage and expenditure, which is a significant, yet manageable overhead.

Kevin is an Engineer and an accredited Energy Auditor who has significant facilities management experience and specialises in all aspects of energy management. He has worked with a number of local authorities throughout the North Island so is familiar with the services and facilities provided. He will be setting up systems and reporting and will be looking in detail at ways that energy consumption and costs can be minimised.

Kevin will be working on a number of projects (many already identified in the Corporate Sustainability Policy document). He will also be focusing on development of an Energy Policy and an Energy Management Plan that will dovetail into the current Sustainability Policy. A small Energy Management Team will be set up initially to help coordinate and disseminate the new policy, plans and strategy throughout the organisation.

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