25 February 2015
Category: News
25 February 2015,
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Will your company be retailing water services to your clients? In 2017 the market will be deregulated and if your company does not offer water services to your clients, your competitors will.

I would like to invite you to the conference organized by the Energy Managers Association (EMA) at the ICE, 1 George Street, on the 17th March. This event is being held to allow companies to influence the future water retail marketplace.

Cathryn Ross, CEO of OFWAT, will be closing the conference and will be presented with the views expressed at the afternoon working sessions.

The conference is free to attend, by invitation only, on a first come first served basis and the places are strictly limited so please R.S.V.P. now.

Why would a Facilities Management (FM) company be interest to attend? 
The introduction of competition in the 2014 Water Act has not yet created significant interest. On the surface water competition does not make much sense due to the small profit margins. However, water retail can become a very profitable proposition, and many FM companies will miss out if not entering the marketplace.

An example would be an FM company working with a client to reduce their water bill. The saving is made by the introduction of water efficient kit and metering against a set benchmark. The savings could be divided between the client and the provider and form the basis of a water performance contract.

Who will supply these services? 
The water companies themselves would be the main suppliers until 2017, in the majority of cases. After 2017 the market is open to competition. Facilities Management companies will undertake this work rather than lose water contracts to their competition in the sites that they manage.

The EMA has formed Utilities Compliance Assurance Body (UCAB) to protect its members from mis-selling. It will run a Code of Conduct based on transparency that will allow companies to be on a compliance register.

UCAB wants to gather the views of the whole industry at a conference at the ICE, 1 George Street, on the 17th March. This will be your opportunity to hear how the industry is about to change.

The conference is free to attend, by invitation only, on a first come first served basis and the places are strictly limited so please R.S.V.P. now.

When RSVP, you can also register up to 2 of your colleagues. If this invitation would be more beneficial to other colleagues in your organisation, please let us know their name and email address and we’ll extend this invitation to them.

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