News archives: 2015
Yesterday was a milestone in our development as RUMM were acquired by RWE npower. This is a huge endorsement of our energy services and technologies. RUMM will now be part of a huge organisation with the resources to enable us to grow and support current and future customers. We will be providing more details over the next few weeks. Meanwhile the link below has more information.
RUMM have begun working with Turbine Efficiency Power Services Limited, who specialise in providing electrical power solutions globally. The company is progressive and fast growing and has developed a holistic approach to the power needs of its customers.
With Turbine Efficiency looking after the energy supply side for their customers, RUMM will concentrate on reducing the amount of energy consumed by the user.
The first opportunity to develop a Supply & Demand offering with Turbine Efficiency has been at a large chemical manufacturing facility in Barcelona (pictured above). Following an extensive site study (in the January sun!) a full analysis will be undertaken by both companies to understand how much the customer could benefit from a joint Supply & Demand Side Management approach.
RUMM are very pleased to be linked to such a progressive company as Turbine Efficiency. We are excited by the business prospects and customer benefits that should result from this offering.
Enjoying some winter sun is to be welcomed too!
We are engaged in a major expansion of our business. After 10 years hard work it’s great to become an overnight success! One of the key reasons is the increase in the market brought about by ESOS – Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme – an EU energy initiative that requires member states to introduce a mandatory programme of energy audits for large enterprises.
The Carbon Trust has indicated that to date, too few lead assessors have been accredited to carry out these audits, which could lead to a bottleneck as the compliance deadline of December 2015 approaches.
RUMM has been carrying out this kind of audit for large companies for many years and all of RUMM’s energy account managers are ESOS recognised lead assessors.
RUMM already employs 26 staff, and aims to increase staffing levels to 40 to meet demand.
Dr Steve Lloyd, RUMM co-founder and Chairman, says, “These will be sustainable, knowledge-based jobs, and will include graduate engineers, scientists, installation technicians as well as other support staff, however, our intention is that this level of staffing will continue permanently, and not just for the duration of the ESOS scheme, as we build relationships with customers throughout the UK and they understand the cash saving benefits of lowering energy consumption an on-going basis.”
RUMM currently works with customers across the industrial and commercial sectors to make significant savings in energy costs and carbon. For example, Amtico, Zodiac Group, Welsh Water, the Celtic Manor Resort, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Yuasa Batteries etc. Our clients have saved more than £40m in energy costs.
“Our ultimate target is to make energy savings of £1bn,” confirms Dr Lloyd. “The ESOS programme will place us well on the road to achieving that.”
RUMM co-founder and Director of Sales Jamie Watkins adds, “We are already geared up to take on the challenge presented by ESOS both in terms of expertise and innovative technologies. Our innovative technologies are also allowing us to partner with some of the major energy providers in the marketplace in the UK & Europe. Now we just need extra staff to deliver it all, as well as building up long-term partnerships with major enterprises throughout the UK. Large consumers, those with energy bills over £250k per annum – benefit hugely from the substantial energy savings we can make for them by installing the appropriate technical infrastructure and supplying specialist resource.”
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Co-founder, director and company secretary of RUMM Steve Thomas has been appointed Professor of Innovation and Engagement at the University of South Wales.
A Professorship in Innovation and Engagement is a prestigious title and is the most senior designation bestowed by the University in recognition of excellence in enterprise related activities. Steve has been recognised for his outstanding contribution in innovation and engagement activities and applied research. A significant element of Steve’s application was based on his spin-out activity with Steve Lloyd (Chairman), particularly the applied research and energy management work at RUMM.
Steve will continue to act as the main conduit between RUMM and the university to ensure continued successful research collaboration which has been key in the development of RUMM’s energy saving technologies.