The multi-faceted skill set possessed by our team of consultants enables us to provide tailor-made energy management solutions across a wide range of industries. Whether the project is customer led or driven by compliance or grant funding, we can offer expert advice and guidance so that you make the most of the energy-saving opportunities available through the various government schemes we’ve listed below.
Climate Change Agreement
Climate Change Agreement (CCA) is a voluntary UK scheme with a dual purpose of protecting energy intensive sectors in the UK subject to overseas competition and driving improvements in energy efficiency within those sectors. Over 50 industry sectors are covered by the scheme which has been running since 2001. In return for meeting certain efficiency targets, financial relief is given in the form of a reduction, or exemption, in ‘carbon’ taxes such as the 'Climate Change Levy (CCL) and Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC)' – worth over £22.5 million a year across the sector. CCL accounted for the larger share (roughly 57%) as it covers electricity, gas, oil and LPG whereas CRC is only applied to electricity and gas.
Monitoring and Reporting
Understanding where and how energy is being used is the first step to improving energy efficiency. Energy Management have extensive experience in specifying and installing complete Monitoring and Targeting packages, tailored to your organisation’s requirements, that measure, record, analyse, report and communicate meaningful energy data to enable businesses to manage the energy it uses.
Primary and secondary metering is usually the source of the original data and can include consumptions from utilities including gas, electricity and water. An automatic meter reading (AMR) system will capture, retrieve and store consumptions which can then be analysed to produce and communicate management reports.
On-site Energy Management Support
We offer a range of technical energy management services designed to help organisations that do not have a full-time energy manager or the necessary in-house expertise. Our flexible support packages are tailored to fit your needs with minimal disruption and outstanding service levels. Whether you need assistance with a specific project – such as the provision of a new energy supply - or help in achieving certain goals, we will be able to recommend and implement practical energy-related solutions that ultimately save you money, improve efficiency and ensure compliance.
Operations & Maintenance
Every building's energy consumption can benefit from rigorous operations and maintenance (O&M) practices. Properly planned and executed O&M is one of the most cost-effective strategies for ensuring equipment longevity, reliability, safety and energy efficiency in commercial buildings. The wealth of engineering experience possessed by our energy management team allows us to identify areas where simple O&M measures may work just as effectively as costlier system upgrades in bringing your energy usage down.
Carefully constructed budgets allow a business to continually track where they are financially and strategically plan for the future without any unwanted surprises down the road.
At Energy Management, we have the in-house expertise and bespoke software to provide thorough analysis of a company’s current and predicted energy usage, energy procurement costs and existing or pending government energy efficient “taxation” schemes.
In our experience, 1 in 5 energy-user invoices are incorrect.
Whether it’s down to inaccurate meter readings, wrongly applied correction and volume factors or CCL and VAT charges, customers often pay up to 5% more than they should for their energy through these normally undiscovered errors. Our Invoice validation service uses a thorough invoice checking system that shines a light on any errors, so that action can be taken to recover any overcharges as quickly as possible.
A major food processing plant saved £483,000 after we identified incorrect and duplicate billing through our invoice validation service