Tim Holman has been elected to Chair the automatic Monitoring & Targeting (aM&T) group ran by ESTA (the Energy Services and Technology Association). ESTA is a trade membership organisation and the aM&T group supports members who provide products and services targeted at measuring, acquiring, managing, processing and analysing energy data in the pursuance of energy efficiency.
Tim has a great deal of experience in the practical implementation of energy management solutions. After joining TEAM in 1997 as a Support Engineer, in 2007 he set up the Energy Services division, progressed to Solutions Director in 2010 and is now Head of Operations following our acquisition by EDW Technology Ltd in 2017. Tim graduated from University of Salford with an MEng Mechanical Engineering and from Cranfield University with an MSc in Energy Conservation & the Environment. He is a Chartered Energy Engineer and a Member of the Energy Institute.
The aM&T group sets out to put energy data at the heart of decision-making regarding energy and cost reduction. The work of the group will reflect the professionalism that the members demonstrate to their clients and strong collaboration between the members themselves.
Tim’s role as Chair will last for at least two years and endorses ESTA’s vision to attract new members, retain existing members and to build their influence. He will establish the Group as both the leading authority on aM&T issues as well as the preferred source of aM&T equipment, software and service providers.
As the Chair, Tim will encourage sharing and exchange of knowledge both within his group and with other ESTA specialist groups. The overall agenda that Tim will need to steer is to influence Government and energy industry policy and regulation; and the development of technical standards to support the adoption of aM&T as a path towards energy reduction and demand-side management. He will also lead the group to identify barriers to aM&T adoption and promote the group’s expertise.
Tim is to introduce a suitable forum for information exchange between members in the aM&T group and other ESTA groups, to liaise and engage with the broader ESTA membership and to support a campaign to attract new members.
Tim’s first public commitment in his new role was at ESTA’s ‘Making Energy Efficiency Happen’ Energy Conference and Member Meeting held at the start of September (the next ESTA Energy Conference is on the 29 November at the Crowne Plaza, Birmingham NEC). Tim’s groups flagship event, the annual aM&T Conference take’s place in Coventry in March 2019 and he is going to be busy researching key topics and setting the agenda for the event over the coming months.