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Energy Intensive Industries

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Reduce your exposure in a volatile market and meet your energy efficiency obligations

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The energy market is highly complex and volatile. When you need to consume a lot of energy to run your business, understanding how to benefit from energy cost reduction schemes can result in cost savings and reduced environmental impact

Energy Intensive Industries (EIIs) are subject to various regulations and charges related to energy use and climate change.

Our services aim to take the complexity out of managing your obligations, freeing you up to work on other business priorities, while providing confidence that you are compliant.
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Climate Change Agreements (CCAs)

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Climate Change Agreements (CCAs) are voluntary agreements between EIIs and the government aimed at reducing energy use and CO2 emissions. Organisations that meet energy efficiency targets receive a discount on the Climate Change Levy (CCL), a tax added to electricity and fuel bills. EIIs involved in mineralogical and metallurgical processes are also subject to a reduced rate of CCL.

CCAs have eligibility criteria and set ambitious targets for successful applicants for improving energy efficiency. It is therefore critical to have a strategy in place for accomplishing targets before making an application. We can help navigate the complex legislation to achieve a compliant and successful outcome which very often reduces budget pressures.

Financial penalties can be levied for non-compliance, including late reporting, incorrect information, or failure to update any change of circumstances. There is usually a timeframe of 28 days to rectify any issues. Penalties can be up to 10% of the value of the CCA discount received. The scheme is currently set to end in March 2025.

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Renewables Obligation (RO) and Contracts for Difference (CfD)

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Charges apply to electricity suppliers which can be passed on to EIIs and can lead to higher energy costs for these industries. Some companies qualify for a certificate for an exemption from a proportion of the costs of funding the Contracts for Difference (CFD) and the Renewables Obligation (RO), and we can support the application.

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Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

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ESOS is a mandatory energy assessment scheme enforced by the Environment Agency, which requires qualifying organisations to report on their energy usage every four years. The reporting requirements can be complex, and fines levied for non-compliance.

Our ESOS service offers access to qualified experts who can lead the data collection and reporting process through to compliance, in addition to driving a vigilant preparation process during non-reporting periods.

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Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR)

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The government’s Streamlined Energy Carbon Reporting framework (SECR) was introduced in April 2019. It is designed to simplify energy and carbon reporting and encourage qualifying organisations to implement energy efficiency measures.

Our SECR Management Service provides a dedicated project manager who will liaise with the representatives from all the necessary departments of your organisation to ensure that all aspects of SECR reporting are delivered in line with requirements.

The service delivers both the full report and the Evidence Pack, in line with the recommended ‘best practice’ in the guidance for SECR and will be legally compliant for review by any financial auditor.

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An end-to-end service

Participating in energy reduction schemes and investing in energy efficiency measures can result in cost savings and reduced environmental impact. However, the complex regulatory environment designed to incentivise energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions can be challenging to navigate. Engaging with our experts helps energy intensive industries avoid unnecessary costs associated with non-compliance and inefficient energy use. We can provide guidance on complying with regulations, implementing energy efficiency measures, and accessing available incentives and discounts.

In addition, we can help organisations make informed energy procurement decisions to maximise competitiveness by protecting budgets. Our energy experts continually track the market to secure the best value energy contracts, presenting a clear evaluation of available options and costs, including fixed contracts; flexible contracts; buying groups; or Power Purchase Agreements, enabling clients to make an informed decision that meets both budgetary needs and business requirements.

By working with us, organisations can optimise their energy use and reduce costs, while also contributing to a more sustainable future.

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