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BEIS seeks views on performance of EPCs

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) in buildings

As pledged in the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched a consultation on the role of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) in buildings. They want to understand the causes for discrepancies in EPCs for the same or similar buildings and where the potential issues come from. Another

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Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting

Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) Framework

Find out what SECR means for you >> The publication of the government’s response to the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) consultation last week has finally brought some clarity to what, if any, the replacement for Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) reporting will be. We have been aware since 2016 that the financial element of

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Capacity Market – Prequalification submission window opens today. Future dates for your diary

Capacity Market Support

The Capacity Market is open to all capacity providers including new and existing power stations, electricity storage plant, capacity provided by voluntary demand reduction and, from 2015 onwards, interconnectors. In recent declarations, the Rt Hon Claire Perry MP Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said that the Government plans

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Changes to the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD)

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Following a recent consultation to propose changes of environmental permits for the operation of medium combustion plant (MCP), new and standard rules have been set. Introduced in 2015, with the aim to improve air quality, the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) was introduced. Under the MCPD, combustion plant emissions must be formally measured and submitted

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A future framework for heat in buildings: call for evidence

future framework for heat in buildings

There is an opportunity for forming Government opinion and having legislation to support the renewables industry by contributing your opinion to the consultation on “A future framework for heat in buildings”. It’s clear that action on decarbonising heat must be increased during the 2020s. So, the Government has declared an ambition to phase out the

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Non-Domestic RHI changes

Ground Source Heat

Ofgem has announced on 17th May 2018 its reforms to the Non-Domestic RHI regulations. Ofgem published guidance in support of these regulation changes on the 22nd May for Non-Domestic RHI on the Ofgem website. Eligible Heat Use changes From 22 May, applications can no longer include heating a swimming pool other than one which is

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What’s new on the Capacity Market?

Capacity Market Support

The next milestone for the capacity market is the capacity auction on the 30th January. This is for the T1 delivery (2018-2019) and the T4 capacity auction for 2021-2022 delivery will take place on 6th February. Those who have passed the prequalification stage must deliver a Financial Commitment Milestone report within 18 months of the

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Meet TEAM at aM&T 2016

aM&T 2016

aM&T 2016 Meet TEAM at the 14th annual aM&T 2016 event that’s taking place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 25th February 2016. Book Your Place at aM&T 2016 TEAM will join like-minded energy managers at the aM&T 2016 to help advise them how to manage their energy more effectively in estates, buildings and

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Government announces increased funding for the Renewable Heat Incentive

Renewable Heat Incentive

Increased funding for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Announced… The government announced on the 25th November 2015 their plans to increase funding for the RHI from 2016 to 2021. It will mean that by 2021 an additional £1.15 billion will have been spent on the RHI scheme, while reforming the scheme to deliver better value

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Important information about the DECC Electricity Demand Reduction (EDR) Pilot

Ellen Salazar ESOS Lead Assessor

Did you know that you could receive financial support from implementing energy efficiency projects through the Electricity Demand Reduction (EDR) Pilot Phase II, if you deliver electricity savings at peak times? If you’re thinking of replacing your old light fittings with LEDs or making any other improvement to your building or electrical equipment which would

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Important changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme

Green tree

In just a few months’ time all participants in the RHI will have to use fuels that meet sustainability criteria or risk their payments being stopped. As the renewable heat market grows, Ofgem is using the new rules to make sure that biomass meets the government’s carbon and environmental targets. This will affect domestic and

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More than 30% of police forces across the UK use TEAM

Police

More than 30% of police forces throughout the UK use TEAM for some or all of their energy management. Police not only have a duty to deal with crime and anti-social behaviour but also to protect the environment in which we all live and work. George Barr, Energy & Environmental Office for West Mercia Police,

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What’s next for Water?

Faucet Open With Running Water

Following the recent passing of The Water Act, from April 2017 water customers in England will be able to choose their water and sewerage supplier. Scotland has seen more than 70% of customers negotiate a better price of level of level of service since 2008 when the competitive water market opened. Open Water is holding

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Singapore Energy Conservation Act and ISO Workshop Success

Guest blog: Nobby Yamanouchi, Energy Management System Specialist, EnMS-Doc Associates Singapore Energy Conservation Act and ISO Workshop Success TEAM partner EnMS-Doc Associates and its partner in Singapore Antris Management Solutions held a three-day workshop in Singapore to highlight the importance of ISO50001 which is of major significance with the latest energy regulation changes in Singapore; the Energy Conservation

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Energy Efficiency Mission Launch Event Summary

Report from the Energy Efficiency Mission Launch Event, The Royal Society, Monday 4 February 2013. Department of Energy and Climate Change This was Energy Minister Greg Barker’s show – and some show. He pulled in high level support and you don’t get much higher than ex-President Clinton, Arnie Schwarzenegger and a surprise personal appearance by David Cameron.

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Insight into Indian Sustainability

Stuart Turvey, Commercial Director from TEAM (Energy Auditing Agency Ltd.), participated in a UK panel with SKM Enviros and the Carbon Trust. Together the panel presented their experiences from the UK in the adoption of energy efficient practices and the benefits of interval energy data in managing energy consumption, costs and emissions. TEAM recently represented

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