Winner: Brian Scannell, Musgrave Group
(Musgrave Group Energy Team)
In addition to partnering over 600 Irish entrepreneurial food retailers Musgrave Group also operate a network of cash & carry outlets and distribution facilities.
The Musgrave Energy Management Team is headed up by Brian Scannell, Musgrave Energy Manager who reports directly to John Curran, Musgrave Group Environmental Executive. The Energy Manager works closely with nominated Energy Champions in each of the eighteen Musgrave owned Cash & Carry and Distribution facilities.
Led by the Energy Manager the main objective of the energy management team’s role within the Musgrave Group is to reduce energy consumption and optimise energy use across the group owned facilities. This is done through constant analysis of energy usage against set targets, based on the previous year’s consumption and the 2007 (baseline). The energy reduction target set for Musgrave Group is based on 5% per year (i.e. target for 2010 is a 15% reduction compared to the 2007 baseline).
The Group is delivering on its corporate energy commitments and this has been achieved through, a web based energy monitoring system, staff energy awareness training, analysis of utility invoices to ensure optimum tariff structures are maintained, trials of new energy efficient technology as it emerges, and a commitment to use best in class energy efficiency products (Triple E – Excellence in Energy Efficiency).
Since 2008, over 65 energy projects have been implemented throughout the Musgrave Group, resulting in over 3,000MWh in energy savings, with some facilities already exceeding their energy targets for 2012.
A very broad and deep energy management programme driven forward by the Energy Manager and his team, with great replication potential among other multi-site companies. Energy data is made visible and responsibilities in delivering reduction targets clearly defined , demonstrating a clear energy management culture across the organisation.