TEAM brings in extra resources to cope with the ESOS scheme workload

With the ESOS scheme workload increasing at TEAM, we caught up with our Energy Services Manager, Ellen Salazar to find out more.

Demand for the ESOS scheme surveys is growing daily and in a bid to keep up with the growing demand we’ve brought in extra resources.

TEAM’s Carbon expert, Henry Dougherty, has attended an ESOS Transport Energy CPD day, this links in well with other work streams for GHG reporting and carbon management plants. The CPD day ensures our reporting is compliant with various schemes and sufficiently robust for the task at hand, adding value to our ESOS scheme assessments.
On a different note, we’ve been doing a lot of work with metering and have found lots of ‘smart meters’ that are not providing anything useful, in terms of data. We’ve seen meters with blank displays, meters which should be connected into some central ‘black box’ that records data and displays it, or better still, exports it to the cloud (where, for example, our software can import from).  Instead, these meters, which often cost quite a lot to install, are simply languishing in a vast pool of disrepair and neglect.

Metering Consultancy

I spoke with someone who has over 500 meters and just under 100 tenants in a series of buildings on a single site. Within 10 minutes of reviewing drawings and billing algorithms, I found possible problems with the data, meters (potentially) mapped to the wrong tenants, multiple tenants on a single meter or without submeters, etc.

Companies who come across problems like this should make use of TEAM’s metering consultancy because we work proactively with many landlords to solve all sorts of complicated metering and billing issues.

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ESOS scheme for landlords

From the landlord’s perspective, the ESOS scheme compliance guide states:

Where that participant supplies energy to another organisation and it is measured or can be reasonably estimated, that energy does not form part of their total energy consumption calculation.”

“Measured” is with a meter, but what about “reasonably estimated”? This tends to be interpreted as measured with a meter, or mostly measured with an occasional bit of data dropout (hence the “reasonably estimated” bit to account for this). But could it be argued that this includes total energy that’s measured at building level, and then apportioned to each tenant based on their floor area within the building? Is that “reasonably estimated”?

Our ESOS scheme customers

For our ESOS customers who have office space let in multi-tenanted offices, we recommend that they challenge their landlords to direct-bill with MID-approved electricity meters, and share the half-hourly data with them to quantify their own in-house energy reduction efforts.

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