Energy awareness at Carnoustie Golf Links

Carnoustie Golf Links

Carnoustie Golf Links

A need for energy awareness across three prestigious golf courses prompted Carnoustie Golf Links in Scotland, venue for the 147th Open Championship in 2018, to choose Orchard Energy to help reduce operating costs and become more energy and water efficient.

Orchard Energy has experience advising with approximately 25 UK courses to increase their awareness of energy and water use. The specialist utility broker has worked closely with each client over the years to develop energy and water management strategies that ensure the courses are maintained in tip top condition.

All of Carnoustie Golf Link’s courses are rated in the top 50 Links courses in the UK and Ireland and the Championship Course is one of the very few courses in the UK to have hosted seven Open Championships, one Ladies open and a Seniors Open (twice). Golfing greats who have won at Carnoustie include Ben Hogan, Gary Player and Tom Watson.

Links Superintendent Sandy Reid responsible for the overall management of the three courses said:

"The audits carried out by Orchard Energy have ensured that we have a good understanding of where and when we’re using energy and mains water throughout the facility. This has provided me with vital data to feedback to our environmental sub-committee.

“Orchard has highlighted cost savings and alternatives to ensure we can cut our usage and negotiated contracts on our behalf which has taken the hassle away and helped streamline our processes.

“Carnoustie is one of the world’s most prestigious golf links with a long history, but we are modern enough to move with the times and we continue to seek news ways of reducing costs and improving the golf experience for our members.”

Orchard Energy, which has regional offices in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Bristol, Newcastle, Elland and Cardiff, specialises in energy purchasing, bureau services, utility solutions and water management for business across the UK.

As part of the Lakehouse Group, Orchard Energy will continue to provide its usual services including procurement, invoice validation, revenue recovery from inaccurate historic billing, key account management, changes of tenancy, terminations and contract transfers; cost savings compliance and connection; as well as water drainage, such as leak detection.  

2017 will also see Orchard Energy expand its water procurement team to cover England, when the industry follows Scotland and deregulates the commercial water market.

To receive advice on switching water supplier please email Orchard Energy’s water team on water@orchard-group.co.uk or call 0844 581 0844.