March 2024 Newsletter

Welcome to the latest Net Zero, Carbon Reduction, and Energy Management news updates

Important changes for ESOS Phase 3

The Environment Agency has recently announced changes to the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) which will impact organisations that are required to comply with the ESOS scheme.

What has changed for ESOS Phase 3?

  • There will be no fine for late submissions: If organisations miss the 5 June 2024 submission deadline, as long as they have registered their account with the new IT system by 5 June 2024, and submitted their notification of compliance by 6 August 2024, the Environment Agency will not take action. The regulatory enforcement extension period will end after 6 August 2024.
  • Organisations must share more details on the calculation of their energy consumption
  • Organisations must ensure at least 95% of their total energy consumption is covered, which has increased from the 90% that was required in Phase 2
  • They must also include specific information on how they plan to make energy saving opportunities throughout their business, this includes costs, benefits and how they plan to implement them
  • Businesses must submit a yearly Energy Action Plan following their ESOS Phase 3 submission
  • As well as submit a yearly Progress Update which will explore how successfully you are implementing your energy saving opportunities.

ESOS Energy Action Plan and Reporting

One of the biggest changes to ESOS Phase 3, is the introduction of the ESOS Energy Action Plan. The Action Plan will act as an annual progress update, with ESOS participants required to publicly report on the energy saving and net zero actions they have put into place over 12 months.

What will the Energy Action Plan mean for you?

Our ESOS Lead Assessor team expands

Our Energy Consultant, Georgina Wisby, has been certified as an ESOS Lead Assessor and joins our team of ESOS Lead Assessors who are available to help you ensure your meet your ESOS compliance requirements.  

Find out how Georgina can help you

How API technology can transform your energy and carbon management

At a time when there is burgeoning pressure for businesses to embrace and drive sustainable practices the integration of technology is key, not only to streamline costs and enhance efficiency, but also to navigate the complex landscape of energy and carbon management.

In our latest blog, our Head of Customer Success, Tom Anderton, explores four ways that Application Programming Interface (API) technology can enhance an energy and carbon management solution and change the way you build a pathway to a sustainable future.

1. Real-time monitoring and analysis

APIs can play a crucial role in energy monitoring and targeting software by enabling the integration of various systems and devices. APIs enable data exchange between a range of systems and can allow energy and carbon management platforms access to up-to-data information from various sources…

Demystifying the language around Net Zero

We understand that the language around net zero and sustainability can be confusing. It is important that all of us are on the same page, to help you understand the terms associated with carbon emissions, we have put together a helpful Net Zero Guide.

Gain a clear understanding of Net Zero terminology

The latest news coming out of TEAM

We have joined the SME Climate Hub

We are delighted to have joined the SME Climate Hub, a non-profit global initiative that empowers small to medium sized companies to tackle climate action and build resilient businesses for the future.

To join, we have pledged to halve our emissions by 2030, and achieve net zero by 2050.

Discover how we plan on achieving this, with our Net Zero and Carbon Reduction Strategy.

We are continuing to grow our friendship with Marston Vale Forest

For a second year running, we have contributed as a corporate friend of the Forest of Marston Vale by planting a tree for each and every employee in our business. This year a group of our employees attended the forest to plant 130 trees for our employees and make a commitment to the local community and charity.

Read more about this exciting collaboration  

Welcoming new members of the TEAM

Our team is constantly growing, this month we are delighted to welcome several new joiners to the business who will be working hard to support our customers in achieving their carbon and energy management goals.

We are pleased to welcome:

Tom Darwen, Industry Analyst in our Energy Bureau team

Tom will support customers with energy cost, revenue and service contract analysis and provide insights to customers about their energy consumption, trends and savings opportunities.

Ivy Eames, Service Delivery Manager in our Energy Bureau team

Ivy will be responsible for providing insights around energy consumption for organisations with diverse energy estates helping them to understand costs, trends and potential savings.

Nora Szigethi, Data Analyst, TEAM Energy

Nora Szigethi, Energy Services Analyst

As Energy Services Analyst, Nora will prepare data and provide analysis and insights to support our customers’ energy and carbon management.

Natalia Block, Analytics Consultant

Natalia Block, Analytics Consultant in our Energy Services team

Natalia is a dedicated sustainability professional with expertise in project management, carbon accounting, waste management, and sustainability communications. She provides a wide range of data analytics and research to support the delivery of Energy Management and Consultancy services.

Luke Martindale, Junior Developer

Luke will work to support the improvement and delivery of new software features.

Garry Logan, Junior Developer

Garry will be directly involved in designing, developing, testing and delivering new software features and improvements.

Latest Energy Management News

The Energy Bills Discount Scheme has now ended. Although discussions are ongoing regarding what is next for UK businesses when managing their increased energy bills, Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt did not announce any further support in the Spring Budget. Currently, the energy wholesale market remains volatile but continues a downward trend.

Latest Net Zero News

Net Zero Week is taking place between 6 – 12 July 2024. The UK’s official national awareness week and the biggest net zero conference, Net Zero Week, is now in its fourth year. The much anticipated conference is held online and will feature keynotes and insights from experts across the Net Zero sector, with a focus on tackling climate change and promoting sustainable energy practices.

The UK Government announced that the country is half way to net zero. Data shows the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions have been cut by 53% between 1990 and 2023. Electricity supplied to homes has also seen a big decline in emissions as the country continues to transition to renewable energy resources.

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