ISO50047 – Determination of energy savings

By |2021-06-07T14:32:12+00:00May 11th, 2017|Energy Management & Monitoring, UK Government Energy & Climate Change Schemes|

ISO50047 : 2016 was published in November 2016 and provides guidance on how organisations can identify the effects of their efforts to reduce energy use. Companies wishing to attain ISO50001 certification need to demonstrate an improvement in their energy performance. The published standard does not however provide any guidance on how this should be done. The ISO50047

The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund

By |2021-06-07T14:32:12+00:00February 17th, 2017|Energy Management & Monitoring, UK Government Energy & Climate Change Schemes|

What is The Green Business Fund? Launched in April 2016, The Green Business Fund is run by The Carbon Trust and offers support for small & medium sized companies in England, Scotland & Wales wishing to improve their energy efficiency. The support on offer includes energy efficiency assessments, project implementation advice and financial contributions towards

Electrical Three Phase Wiring Colours

By |2021-06-07T14:32:12+00:00November 7th, 2016|Energy Management & Monitoring, Profile 3 Phase Energy Monitor, Support & Installation, UK Government Energy & Climate Change Schemes|

Three phase electrical cabling colour coding standards differ across the world. The image below details the standard labelling of live & neutral cabling in the UK & USA. UK & USA standard electrical 3 phase wiring colours UK Old* UK New* USA Phase 1 Red Brown Black Phase 2 Yellow Black Red Phase

Climate Change Levy Update

By |2021-06-07T14:32:13+00:00March 18th, 2016|Energy Management & Monitoring, UK Government Energy & Climate Change Schemes|

As part of the 2016 Budget, the UK Chancellor announced changes to the way UK businesses report and pay tax on their energy use. Currently some UK companies must comply with multiple energy reporting and taxation schemes. These include the Climate Change Levy (CCL),  Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) & Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) as

The Carbon Trust ETL & ECA Update

By |2021-06-07T14:32:13+00:00February 1st, 2016|Energy Management & Monitoring, UK Government Energy & Climate Change Schemes|

UPDATE: In the 2018 UK Budget it was announced that the Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme will end in April 2020. The Energy Technology List will continue to be available for companies wishing to identify energy saving products. As described in our previous post, companies buying energy efficient equipment in the UK can claim a significant

Ofgem P272: Mandatory Half Hourly Settlement for Profile Classes 05-08

By |2021-06-07T14:32:13+00:00August 21st, 2015|Energy Management & Monitoring, UK Government Energy & Climate Change Schemes|

What is P272? The Ofgem Balancing Settlement Code P272 changes the way that many UK businesses are charged for their electricity use. Under P272, energy use will be priced & billed on a half hourly basis. Affected businesses must have their energy use metered with accredited, automated half-hourly electricity meters (which record & store the

ISO 50001 – Energy Management

By |2021-06-07T14:32:13+00:00July 22nd, 2015|Energy Management & Monitoring, UK Government Energy & Climate Change Schemes|

The installation of an Energy Management System can help reduce energy use and in turn lower electricity, gas & water expenditure. The introduction of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) in the UK and The Energy Auditing Scheme in Ireland have made it mandatory for many companies to perform routine energy audits. Unlike ESOS &

The UK Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) & Energy Auditing Scheme

By |2021-06-07T14:32:13+00:00May 15th, 2015|Energy Management & Monitoring, UK Government Energy & Climate Change Schemes|

The UK government established the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) to implement the EU Energy Efficiency Directive. The scheme is mandatory for all UK organisations with, at least 250 employees OR an annual turnover excess of 50 million euro and an annual balance sheet in excess of 43 million euro. These criteria are based on

The Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme & The Energy Technology List

By |2021-06-07T14:34:43+00:00March 19th, 2015|UK Government Energy & Climate Change Schemes|

UPDATE: In the 2018 UK Budget it was announced that the Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme will end in April 2020. The Energy Technology List will continue to be available for companies wishing to identify energy saving products. The Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme The UK Government's Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme allows businesses to claim 100% first-year capital

The Electricity Demand Reduction Scheme

By |2021-06-07T14:34:43+00:00January 15th, 2015|Energy Management & Monitoring, UK Government Energy & Climate Change Schemes|

The Electricity Demand Reduction Scheme or EDR Scheme is a UK Government scheme designed to test whether projects to install more energy efficient equipment can deliver lasting reductions in electrical load (kW) at peak times and hence can form a part of the GB Capacity Market. Put another way, can encouraging companies to partake in

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