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Energy consultants register launched

The Energy Institute (EI) and the Energy Services and Technology Association (ESTA) are launching a register of professional energy consultants.

The move is designed to ensure that energy users can be confident of getting high-quality, reliable advice on saving energy and cutting bills.

The two organisations have joined forces to create a publicly available directory of accredited professionals.

The launch of the register also comes as The Carbon Trust announced that their own register of energy consultants would close.

Both the EI and ESTA say the move has been welcomed by existing consultants who wish to offer their services more widely while ensuring that the quality of energy efficiency advice they offer is recognised at the highest level possible.

Sarah Beacock FEI, International and Professional Affairs Director of the Energy Institute, said: “Consumers can have confidence that the consultants on the register are capable and expert.”

“The EI is the accrediting body for the energy industry and the consultants on this register will have been carefully assessed before their membership is confirmed. All of them are highly qualified, usually to Chartered status or equivalent.”

“They have the extensive training, knowledge and in-depth experience to provide expert guidance to any organisation.”

Alan Aldridge, Executive Director of the Energy Services and Technology Association, added: “The consultants on this register have the practical experience as well as the technical expertise to ensure that the recommendations they make are relevant, practical and tailored to the needs of the particular organisation.”

“They are not in business to provide theoretical analyses – they are there to help their clients save money. This register will help energy users find the people that can help them to make savings.”

The new Register of Professional Energy Consultants will be a free-to-use directory of energy efficiency expertise, giving energy consumers access to a broad range of specialist advice. Those on the register sign up to a Professional Code of Conduct to guarantee customers a high level of service.

The register is due to go live by early summer. For more information, go to www.esta.org.uk/rpec or www.energyinst.org/rpec