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localWatt is an independent energy consultancy founded by Andrew Poole. He is an asset management professional and chartered electrical and electronic engineer with 25 years of engineering and economics experience in electricity generation, defence aviation platforms, petro-chemical production systems and major facilities management and construction contracts.
localWatt has acquired significant knowledge and experience of the economic realities of the energy industry and is passionate about helping clients to make optimal whole life investment decisions and decisions that maximise the energy return on energy invested (EROEI).
EROEI is at the heart of our economic sustainability. To obtain useful energy you have to put energy in to get energy out. EROEI provides an indication of the net energy or useful energy from any system investment. Oil production in the US in the 1930s gave an EROEI of 100:1. Oil today is about 20:1 and is higher than alternative energy sources! In a world of increasing austerity we are all going to have to increase EROEI in construction, energy, transport and food etc.
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Localwatt provides clients with system through life management strategies (TLMS) and plans (TLMPS) from initial concept, whole life investment appraisal, and assessment of the energy return on energy invested (EROEI) and operation and maintenance of systems. These TLMS & TLMPS cover system design and behaviour optimisation to optimise EROEI, the economic whole life return against your longer term needs.