New Training Course Available – Meter Reading

Meter Reading Online Training Academy Course

We are delighted to announce that a new training course has been added to the Sigma Online Training Academy. The Meter Readings course has been designed to explain how to add, upload, export and delete meter readings in a Non-Periodic Channel. The course also refers to two other courses that will assist you: Database Set

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Heat Network Regulations Delayed Until 2017

Heat Network Regulations 2014

The National Measurement and Regulation Office (NMRO) has announced that the feasibility study and requirement to fit heat meters by December 2016 has been delayed until 2017. The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 came into force in December 2014 under the EU Energy Efficiency Directive. It affects all businesses within the UK that

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Help Shape the Future of Heat in Non-Domestic Buildings

Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

The UK Government has a variety of strategies in place in order to help us meet our targets for reducing greenhouse gases including promoting Heat Networks, incentivising renewable heating and supporting energy efficiency. Now, they are looking for your views to help develop and support the future for heat in non-domestic buildings. Recognising that those

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TEAM Customers Announced as Green Gown Awards 2016 Winners

Green Gown Awards 2016

TEAM is delighted to announce that two of our customers have scooped up prestigious awards at the Green Gown Awards 2016. Winners were announced on 10th November at the Athena in Leicester. The awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities, colleges and the learning and skills sectors across the UK and Ireland

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The 2016 TEAM User Group Conference a Huge Success

2016 TEAM User Group Conference

Future developments, preparing for changes to the Water Market and the benefits of Cloud computing were just some of the topics up for discussion at the 2016 TEAM User Group Conference. The 29th annual event featured an exciting line-up of case study guest speakers from Arriva Rail North, Greggs and Plymouth City Council, as well

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Cornwall Council saves £538,000 in billing errors

Cornwall Council

With the help of TEAM’s Outsourced Bill Validation Service, Cornwall Council has saved more than £538,000 over the last five years. The authority is one of the largest employers in Cornwall Council and is committed to leading the way in the UK’s action on climate change. The Council began working with TEAM Bureau (Outsourced Bill

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EDI Billing – A Deal Breaker?

Utility Week - EDI Billing

TEAM’s Managing Director Paul Martin has had an article published in the latest issue of Utility Week, a magazine devoted to water, gas and electricity industries. In the article Paul Martin explains why providing industry standard Electronic Data Interchange or EDI billing is a major customer retention tool for suppliers. Paul said: “If, as we

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Tarmac One of the Greenest Companies in the Construction Sector

Tarmac

TEAM customer Tarmac is fast becoming one of the greenest companies in the construction sector as it strives to reduce its impact on the environment. In its 2015 Sustainability Report released last week the construction firm states that it is making “good progress” towards its 2020 target of a 37% reduction in carbon emissions from

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ESOS Enforcement Update

Environment Agency ESOS Enforcement

Up to 1,700 organisations are being investigated by regulators of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), it has been revealed. The Environment Agency says the organisations are being investigated because regulators believe they “may have been” required to participate in the scheme but failed to make a submission before the final deadline. ESOS is a

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Registration is Now Open for the TEAM User Group Conference 2016

Jurys Inn Milton Keynes

We are delighted to announce that registration for this year’s 29th TEAM User Group conference is now open. The event, which is exclusive for TEAM customers, will be held at the Jurys Inn Hotel in Milton Keynes on 2nd November 2016. To register click here or if you have any questions please do not hesitate

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TEAM helps Greggs to identify hundreds of thousands of pounds in billing errors

Greggs Plc

Over the last six-years TEAM Sigma has helped Greggs to identify hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of billing errors. With over 1,700 shops, 9 regional bakeries and 20,000 employees who serve millions of customers each week, Greggs is the UK’s leading bakery food on the go retailer. Greggs introduced TEAM’s Sigma Software to monitor

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Date announced for TEAM’s User Group Conference 2016

TEAM User Group Conference 2016

The annual TEAM User Group Conference 2016 will take place at the Jurys Inn, Milton Keynes on Wednesday 2nd November 2016. About the TEAM User Group Conference 2016 This one-day event will be packed with customer case studies, TEAM updates, discussion groups, software training, the latest news on the Water Reform and much more. The

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TEAM awarded supplier status on Crown Commercial Service G-Cloud 9 Framework

Crown Commerical Services - G-Cloud Framework

We are delighted to announce that TEAM has been successful in regaining supplier status on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) – G-Cloud 9 Framework Agreement – Software as a Service (SaaS). The G-Cloud framework offers a faster and cheaper route for public sector organisations to access suppliers who provide Cloud-based IT services. In summary, it

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TEAM Customers Nominated at The Green Gown Awards 2016

Green Gown Awards 2016

Congratulations to our TEAM customers who are among this year’s finalists for the prestigious Green Gown Awards 2016. Established in 2004, the Green Gown Awards 2016 recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities, colleges and the learning and skills sectors across the UK and Ireland as the education sector leads a path to

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Understanding P272

Capacity Market Support

P272 is a regulatory change which alters the way business energy use is metered and billed. TEAM’s Bureau Manager, Scott Tomsett, explains more… All electricity suppliers have a P272 regulatory obligation directed by Ofgem to change the way customers with Profile Classes of 05 to 08 meters are billed. These changes must be made by

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TEAM joins forces with IBM’s SoftLayer Platform

TEAM Sigma Cloud Large

TEAM have joined forces with IBM SoftLayer to produce a video highlighting the benefits of Cloud computing. In 2015, TEAM moved to the Cloud with IBM’s SoftLayer platform and launched its next generation of Hosted Services – TEAM Sigma Cloud. Tim Holman, Solutions Director at TEAM, said: “We started looking at IBM’s SoftLayer platform because

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Managing Schools Energy with the Sigma Energy Viewer

Bedford Borough Council

Schools in Bedford are being introduced to the Sigma Energy Viewer (SEV) as part of an attempt to get them to pay less for their energy usage. Bedford Borough Council wants to raise energy and water awareness amongst schools and believes the Sigma Energy Viewer is the way forward. Samantha Guy, the council’s Senior Energy

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TEAM Customers win at the edie Environment and Energy Awards 2016

edie Environment and Energy Awards 2016

edie’s Environment and Energy Awards 2016 Congratulations to the TEAM customers who were amongst this year’s winners at edie’s Environment and Energy (E&E) Awards. Recognising excellence in on-site energy, water and resource management TEAM customers managed to walk away with an Environment and Energy Award in their respective categories. B&Q, who use TEAM’s Outsourced Bill

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TEAM’s Regional Support Groups 2016 Events are Underway

Regional Support Groups 2017

TEAM’s Regional Support Groups 2016 events are underway with new functionality, future developments and the latest on legislation being some of the topics up for discussion. Our first event was held at the Balmoral Hotel in Belfast on 28th April with customers describing the event as “interesting” and “informative”. About TEAM’s Regional Support Groups 2016

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Guide to Good Practice: Heat Metering for RHI – Revised Edition

BESA Heat Metering Guide

The Building and Engineering Services Association has revised its Guide to Good Practice: Heat Metering for the RHI thanks to TEAM’s Justine Grant. The heat metering guide provides easy-to-read tips in ten chapters, with a clear index to help readers dip into its pages for specific types of information. The book covers the design, specification,

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Government announces abolishing the CRC scheme in the Budget 2016

Budget 2016

The Government has announced it will abolish the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) from April 2019. It will mean that participants in the CRC scheme will be required to surrender allowances for the final time in October 2019 according the the Budget 2016 announcement. Announcing the plans during the Budget 2016, Chancellor George Osborne said the

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TEAM Customers make the edie 2016 Award shortlist

edie.net The Shortlist

edie’s 2016 Environment and Energy (E&E) Awards Congratulations to the TEAM customers who are among this year’s finalists for edie’s 2016 Environment and Energy (E&E) Awards. The edie 2016 Environment and Energy Awards recognise excellence in on-site energy, water and resource management and attract thousands of entries. We are delighted that B&Q, who use TEAM’s

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Heat Network Regulations 2014 – Act Now and Avoid Fines

Heat Network Regulations

Many landlords are failing to comply with new Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 because of a lack of awareness. Those supplying and charging tenants for heating, cooling or hot water should have notified the National Measurement and Regulation Office (NMRO) by 31st December 2015. Failure to comply with the regulations is an offence and

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What is next for ESOS compliant businesses?

Ellen Salazar ESOS Lead Assessor

Ellen Salazar, an ESOS lead assessor at TEAM, explains why businesses should be implementing the recommendations of their ESOS audit. ESOS compliance is mandatory, however implementing the recommendations of an ESOS audit is not. But companies that stand to truly benefit from ESOS are those prepared to go the distance by fully adopting and embracing

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Why the RHI Scheme is crucial to the UK’s long-term decarbonisation

Renewable Sources

TEAM’s RHI Industry Expert Justine Grant explains why she believes the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme is crucial to the UK’s long-term decarbonisation efforts. The RHI is still with us, but expect changes. The Government announced plans to increase funding for the Renewable Heat Incentive from 2016 to 2017. By 2021 an additional £1.15 billion will

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Registration for TEAM’s Regional Support Groups 2016 is now OPEN!

Regional Support Groups 2016

Regional Support Groups 2016 We are delighted to announce that registration for this year’s Regional Support Groups 2016 is now open. Register Today TEAM’s annual Regional Support Groups 2016 events take place in different regions around the UK between April and May and are exclusive to TEAM customers. This year we’ve added some new venues

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Bedford Borough Council wins the Drop Energy Award 2015

Bedford Borough Council

Bedford Borough Council wins… TEAM is pleased to announce that one of our customers has been recognised for their hard work in saving energy at a special awards ceremony hosted by Anglian Water Business. We would like to congratulate Bedford Borough Council who won the Drop Energy Award – for best practice in energy management

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ESOS help for non-compliant businesses

Ellen Salazar ESOS Lead Assessor

More than 3,000 companies eligible for the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) still haven’t notified the Environment Agency (EA) of their intent to comply. The Environment Agency has repeatedly issues warnings of the substantial fines (see below table) that will be imposed on organisations that do not comply by 29th January. Companies that miss the

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ESOS – Non-compliant businesses urged to take ‘immediate action’

ESOS Newsletter Issue 1

Businesses who have not started their Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) compliance are being sent letters and urged to take immediate action. Up to 3,500 companies still haven’t notified the Environment Agency (EA) of their intent to comply. Under current legislation, over 10,000 of the UK’s largest businesses must conduct a detailed energy audit across

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Time for cloud-based energy management

Timothy Holman

TEAM’s Solutions Director Tim Holman explains why he believes organisations and businesses should be embracing cloud-based energy management tools. Many organisations, both in the public and private sector, are now looking to cloud computing to help manage their energy consumption. Those with multiple sites are looking at ways to share energy data with a large

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Do you know how to manage your utility supplier effectively?

Manage your utility supplier course

The How to Manage your Utility Supplier training course is designed to help businesses manage their utilities and has been launched in the UK. Businesses aiming to reduce their energy bills are being invited to attend the “How to Manage Your Utility Supplier” course on Wednesday 15th June in Milton Keynes. The Manage your Utility

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Do you know how to manage your utility supplier?

Manage your utility supplier course

TEAM’s Bureau Manager Scott Tomsett explains how a unique training course could help many businesses reduce their energy bills and manage their suppliers. Thousands of UK businesses are battling against their energy suppliers, with common complaints ranging from providers issuing incorrect bills to confusion over complex tariffs. Understanding an energy bill can often be confusing

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Northern Rail win at the Lux Awards 2015

Lux Awards 2015

TEAM is delighted to announce that one of our customers has been recognised for their work at a prestigious awards ceremony. We would like to congratulate Northern Rail, a long-term user of TEAM’s Sigma Software, for winning the ‘Industrial and Transport Lighting Project of the Year’ at the Lux Awards 2015. The awards were presented

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