Profession energy analyst

Energy analysts evaluate the consumption of energy in buidings owned by consumers and businesses. By analysing existing energy systems, they recommend cost-effective alternatives. Energy analysts suggest efficiency improvements, make business analyses and participate in the development of policies concerning the use of traditional fuels, transportation, and other factors relating to energy consumption.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Enterprising / Realistic
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Renewable energy technologies

    The different types of energy sources which cannot be depleted, such as wind, solar, water, biomass, and biofuel energy. The different technologies used to implement these types of energy to an increasing degree, such as wind turbines, hydroelectric dams, photovoltaics, and concentrated solar power.

  • Energy market

    The trends and major driving factors in the energy trading market, energy trades methodologies and practice, and the identification of the major stakeholders in the energy sector.

  • Energy efficiency

    Field of information concerning the reduction of the use of energy. It encompasses calculating the consumption of energy, providing certificates and support measures, saving energy by reducing the demand, encouraging efficient use of fossil fuels, and promoting the use of renewable energy.

  • Energy performance of buildings

    Factors that contribute to lower energy consumption of buildings. Building and renovation techniques used to achieve this. Legislation and procedures regarding energy performance of buildings.

  • Energy transformation

    The processes undergone by energy when changing its form from one state into the other.

  • Energy sector policies

    The public administration and regulatory aspects of the energy sector, and requirements necessary to create policies.

  • Solar energy

    The energy which originates from light and heat from the sun, and which can be harnessed and used as a renewable source of energy using different technologies, such as photovoltaics (PV) for electricity production and solar thermal energy (STE) for thermal energy generation.

  • Zero-energy building design

    The design and building principle whereby the net amount of energy used by the building equals the amount of renewable energy created by the building itself. The concept refers to self-sustaining constructions.

  • Energy

    Power capacity in the form of mechanical, electrical, heat, potential, or other energy from chemical or physical resources, which can be used to drive a physical system.

Skills

  • Analyse energy consumption

    Evaluate and analyse the total amount of energy used by a company or an institution by assessing the needs linked to the operative processes and by identifying the causes of superfluous consumption.

  • Identify energy needs

    Identify the type and amount of energy supply necessary in a building or facility, in order to provide the most beneficial, sustainable, and cost-effective energy services for a consumer.

  • Develop energy policy

    Develop and maintain an organisation's strategy regarding its energy performance.

  • Develop energy saving concepts

    Use current research results and collaborate with experts to optimise or develop concepts, equipment, and production processes which require a lesser amount of energy such as new insulation practices and materials.

  • Carry out energy management of facilities

    Contribute to develop effective strategies for energy management and making sure that these are sustainable for buildings. Review buildings and facilities to identify where improvements can be made in energy efficiency.

  • Analyse energy market trends

    Analyse data influencing the movement of the energy market, and liaise with the important stakeholders in the energy field in order to make accurate predictions and perform the most beneficial actions.

  • Advise on heating systems energy efficiency

    Provide information and advice to clients on how to preserve an energy efficient heating system in their home or office and possible alternatives.

  • Compose energy performance contracts

    Prepare and review contracts that describe the energy performance while making sure they comply with legal requirements.

  • Conduct energy audit

    Analyse and evaluate the energy consumption in a systematic manner in order to improve the energy performance.

  • Inform customers on energy consumption fees

    Inform potential customers of an energy retailer on the monthly fees charged for their energy supply services, and any additional charges.

  • Collaborate on international energy projects

    Provide expertise with regard to energy saving and energy efficiency for the realisation of international projects, including projects in the field of development cooperation.

  • Promote sustainable energy

    Promote the use of renewable electricity and heat generation sources to organisations and individuals, in order to work towards a sustainable future and encourage sales of renewable energy equipment, such as solar power equipment.

  • Forecast energy prices

    Analyse the energy market and external factors which may influence trends in the energy market in order to predict the movement of prices for energy and utility consumption.

Common job titles

  • Energy analyst
  • Sustainability analyst
  • Analyst - energy insights
  • Business systems analyst – energy products & ev infrastructure service
  • Analyst/consultant – renewable energy
  • Energy market analyst
  • Renewable energy analyst
  • Database assistant/data analyst
  • Analyst, origination
  • Energy & environmental analyst / project leader