Energy Live News announces winners for the 2017 Personality Awards

2017 Personality Awards Jessica Foster, Energy and Utilities Analyst at DW Sports Fitness

Last week TEAM joined other organisations in the Energy Sector to celebrate people and businesses across the industry at the inaugural Energy Live Personality Awards evening. The event welcomed 250 guests from a range of organisations including energy management specialists, utilities companies, energy consultancies and energy users from public and private sectors. TEAM were nominated

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Getting to grips with your CRC evidence pack in the New Year

CRC Evidence Pack

Get to grips with your Carbon Reporting Commitment (CRC) evidence pack in time for the new year. Tis the season to be updating my CRC evidence packs. Not quite the festive delight I was hoping for in December, but an important job nonetheless. As Energy Services Co-ordinator at TEAM, I look after CRC requirements for

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EDW takes an architectural approach to improvement of TEAM’s Bill Validation Service processes

Orbus Software

The iServer product has been applied to TEAM’s outsourced Bill Validation Service over the past two months to map the business processes that are followed for the provision of outsourced services to TEAM’s customers. In 2015 EDW Technology applied the iServer software tool to their flagship product, Energy Retail Suite (ERS) to establish a single

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ESOS phase 2 compliance period is coming!

ESOS Phase 2 Compliance

As we approach the second phase of ESOS’ 4-yearly obligation, now is a good time to consider what steps to take to make the process as painless as possible. TEAM’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme’s lead assessor, Justine Grant, explains how to facilitate this process. ESOS Qualification Date The date that must be included in your

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Evaluation of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

ESOS Service

Phase 2 of the Energy Savings Opportunity (ESOS) scheme is underway and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has recently published an interim evaluation report that details the benefits of the scheme and the impact on organisations energy efficiency so far. Phase 2 of the Energy Savings Opportunity scheme is underway and the

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BEIS launch consultation on Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting

Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is asking businesses and other groups to help shape the new framework. The government has recently launched a consultation on the future of streamlined energy and carbon reporting. This is partly in recognition of the complexity created by the wide range of energy efficiency policies currently operating

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TEAM maps out plans at the 30th annual User Group Conference

TEAM User Group Conference 2017

EDW Technology’s roadmap for TEAM, future developments in the energy industry, Smart Metering, Transmission and Distribution charging were just some of the topics discussed at the 2017 TEAM User Group Conference. One of the main presentations this year was about connecting people through TV, radio, mobile and the Internet of Things (IoT) for an enriched

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Energy regulator unveils a plan to change the licence and classification of energy storage

Electricity Battery Storage

In a changing world of energy systems, Ofgem believe that the regulations should change to encourage the deployment of new smart technologies and respond to the emerging issues that they bring. They want to base its definition of storage as outlined by the Electricity Storage Network. That is: ‘Electricity storage in the electricity system is

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Risk of fines for non-compliance of Heat Network Regulations for new builds

Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2018

There is a growing concern with landlords and developers that they may face fines over the heat network regulations. The main issues are lack of awareness of the regulations, what the requirements are and the changing deadlines. The first phase of the Heat Network Regulations 2014 required participants to submit notification of communal and district

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TEAM Provides Capacity Market Support for Pan-European Energy Company

TEAM Capacity Market Support

TEAM Senior Energy Consultant completes first progress report for pan-European energy company. The Capacity Market (CM) was established as part of the UK Government’s Electricity Market Reform (EMR) Programme. Its goal is to ensure the future security of our electricity supply at the lowest cost to consumers by offering incentives to capacity providers for investing

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Changes to Renewable Heat Incentive Tariff

Renewable Heat Incentive Tariff

Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tariffs are changing from 20th September 2017 as a direct result of last year’s consultation. The changes will merge existing tariff bands for all solid biomass sizes; ‘small’ (less than 200kW), ‘medium’ (between 200kW and 1MW) and ‘large’ (1MW+) to create a single two-tier tariff band for all biomass plants.

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TEAM recovers more than £165,000 in billing errors for Scottish Council

billing errors at Scottish Council

With the help of TEAM Bureau’s Outsourced Bill Validation Service, a large council based in Scotland has recovered just over £165,000 in billing errors since January 2017. TEAM Bureau receive and validate 700 of the council’s electricity bills per month. Molly Calvert, Query Administrator for TEAM Bureau, was first notified of an uncharacteristic increase in

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Do you know if you are being overcharged due to billing errors?

Billing Errors

Domestic Energy customers are not alone in being overcharged due to billing errors According to a UK-based comparison site, around 1.3 million householders were overcharged by an average of £79 each by their suppliers. The biggest problem was that the customer meter readings didn’t match the billed amount, and a quarter of all customers said

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TEAM Energy Strengthens its Position with EDW Technology

EDW Technology

We are delighted to announce that TEAM (Energy Auditing Agency Ltd) was acquired by EDW Technology Holdings Limited on the 13th of July 2017. EDW Technology has an extensive history of developing, implementing and supporting best-in-class retail electricity supply software solutions. With proven systems to support B2B electricity suppliers in the GB market, EDW Technology

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Need help implementing recommendations from your ESOS Assessment?

ESOS audit for the Environment Agency

Participants of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) are being audited, the Environment Agency (EA) has revealed. Since the last compliance deadline, the EA have been working with external contractors to carry out compliance audits of participants ESOS assessments. It has carried out over 200 compliance audits and expect to conduct a further 180 this

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ESOS Participants can start their ESOS audit for Phase 2 now!

ESOS audit for the Environment Agency

Did you know that Phase 2 of Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) has already started? The Environment Agency (EA), says organisations that qualify for Phase 2 of the ESOS scheme should start working on their energy audits and identifying energy saving opportunities now. The next ESOS compliance deadline will be the 5th December 2019 but

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Why a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) prove vital for businesses

Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP)

If energy efficiency measures are to make a significant contribution to organisations across the UK, measurement and verification of actual energy savings are needed to demonstrate their short- and long-term impact. With this in mind, TEAM’s Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP), Helder Galrinho, explains why independent specialists, like TEAM, prove vital when it comes

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TEAM’s Regional Support Group 2017 Events are a Huge Success

Regional Support Groups 2017

Future developments, new functionality, Cloud computing and the latest on the Water Market Reform were just some of the topics up for discussion at this year’s TEAM Regional Support Group events. The customer only events hosted by our TEAM directors, software experts and Customer Account Managers took place throughout May and featured an exciting line-up

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Cornwall Council recovers more than £61,000 from a water leak, thanks to TEAM

Cornwall Council Water Leak

One of the largest employers in Cornwall has recovered more than £61,000 from a water leak, following a two-and-half-year ownership battle. Vikki Wilkins, Energy Management Technician, at Cornwall Council, said she spent months trying to recuperate the money after discovering the leak at Falmouth Adult Education Centre. She is now urging businesses across the UK

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TEAM helped Hackney Council save more than £1.1 million in billing errors

Hackney Council - Hackney Service Centre

With the help of TEAM’s Outsourced Bill Validation Service, Hackney Council has recovered more than £1.1 million in billing errors. The authority is one of the largest employers in London and is committed to leading the way in the UK’s action on climate change. TEAM Bureau (Outsourced Bill Validation Service) receives all the authority’s gas

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Looking for RHI Application Support? TEAM has the expertise you can count on

Audley Inglewood

TEAM’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Support Service has helped a luxury retirement village obtain RHI tariff payments, which will amount to £500,000 over the next 20 years. Nestled in 39 acres, only one mile north of Kintbury, near Hungerford, is Audley Inglewood – with 91 luxury retirement properties. Mesh Energy commissioned TEAM to provide Independent

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Become More Cost Efficient with the Carbon Reduction Commitment

Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Scheme

Sixteen businesses have been fined more than £93,000 over the last 12-months for breaching their Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), according to the Environment Agency (EA). The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme is a mandatory carbon emissions reduction initiative that applies to large organisations in the public and private sectors in the UK. The scheme requires participants to

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Find out about the largest public sector water framework from Crown Commercial Services

Crown Commercial Services (CCS) Water Framwork

Crown Commercial Services (CCS) is bringing the largest public sector water framework agreement in the UK to the market. From April 1st, the water market in England begins to reform. If you are a business, charity, or public sector organisation, it means you will be able to switch the retail part of your water services

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Get the latest Renewable Heat Incentive statistics

Renewable Heat Incentive Statistics

More than 17,500 full applications have been made under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (RHI) since it opened in 2011, new Renewable Heat Incentive statistics have revealed. According to January’s Renewable Heat Incentive statistics, released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS); 16,317 have received full accreditations; 15,471 installations have received

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Update to the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014

Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations Update

Here is the latest update on the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014. Government officials have announced plans to adjust the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014. TEAM’s RHI Industry Expert Justine Grant explains some of the changes expected to implemented in 2017. The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has

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New Training Course Available – Importing Data in Bulk

Importing Data in Bulk - Training Academy

We are pleased to announce that a new training course Importing Data in Bulk has been added to the Sigma Online Training Academy. The Importing Data in Bulk into Sigma using the Browser course will teach customers how to add an importer; how to import degree data; how to import degree data and much more.

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edie 2017 Sustainability Leaders Awards

edie 2017 Sustainability Leaders Awards

Congratulations to the TEAM customers who are amongst this year’s finalists for edie’s 2017 Sustainability Leaders Awards. The edie 2017 Sustainability Leaders Awards, which recognise the incredible people, initiatives and products that are helping to deliver excellence within the green economy, take place at the London Hilton on Park Lane on 25th January 2017. We

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SaaS vs On-Premise Energy Management Software

SaaS Energy Management Solution

Behind every organisation, lies the great energy management IT debate: Software as a Service (SaaS) or an on-premise Solution? Many organisations, both in the public and private sector, are now looking to Cloud computing to help manage their energy consumption. But there are still some companies that believe the on-premise option is a better deal.

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Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI): A Reformed Scheme

RHI A Reformed Scheme

The Government has released its weighty response to the consultation of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI): A Reformed Scheme. TEAM’s RHI Industry Expert Justine Grant explains some of the changes expected to implemented in Spring 2017. In 2015, the Government announced plans to increase funding for the Renewable Heat Incentive from 2016 to 2017. By

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Join TEAM at the ESTA aM&T 2017 Conference

ESTA aM&T 2017 Conference

The ESTA aM&T 2017 event, which is the UK’s leading event highlighting the latest bespoke metering, monitoring, technology and energy services, will take place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on 23rd February. About the ESTA aM&T 2017 Conference As well as showcasing our new Cloud based Reporting technology, TEAM’s Managing Director & ESTA Group aM&T

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TEAM Energy – What you’ve missed in 2016

TEAM Energy looking back over 2016

Here at TEAM we have had a great year with a multitude of improvements to our software and services and we would like to share our achievements with you. We have been reaping the benefits of our next generation of Hosted Services – TEAM Sigma Cloud with superfast Gigabit internet connectivity and the highest level

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New Training Course Available – Account Number and Contract Changes

Account Number and Contract Changes Training Academy course

A new training course aimed to help manage account number and contract changes has been added to the Sigma Online Training Academy. The Account Number and Contract Changes course describes how to change contracts and account numbers using the Supply Migration Sub Activity. Account number migration allows you to change the account number on numerous

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