Graduate success for utility management company
Apollo Energy is an independent utility management consultancy offering services for procurement, contract and billing administration, infrastructure and metering, carbon reduction commitment and energy efficiency. Apollo, based in Chorley, work with their clients to streamline their approach to the management of their utilities creating efficiency and cost benefits.
They recently got involved with LEC’s Eco-Innovation programme and through this were assigned a postgraduate student, Thomas Ridgley, who began looking into the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) energy efficiency scheme, aimed at larger users of electricity to encourage them to reduce the amount of carbon going into the atmosphere.
Thomas initially began a 5 week project following the brief set out by Apollo to look at the CRC scheme and the legislation that went with it to help calculate if it was a viable route for the business. After the initial report was completed Apollo contacted LEC to enquire if Thomas would be available to conduct more research for them. An in depth 3 month research project then followed looking at how the CRC scheme affected industry, how industry was responding and how the scheme was being marketed.
Eddie Gray, the managing director of Apollo Energy comments: “In previous jobs we’ve had graduates that have worked with us but never on a focused project. To be able to take a project and focus on it and to have something that will benefit both us and the University is excellent and we hope that ultimately once Thomas has completed his degree he can come and work for us and help develop these products. It has been a great success from our point of view.”
For more information please contact our David Ainsworth on 01524 510 586.