Solar PV Programme for United Learning

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Energy for Education have been appointed by United Learning to develop, procure and manage the implementation of a PV programme across the whole of the United Learning Trust Academies and United Church Schools Trust Independent Schools as part of a wider Energy Efficiency programme. The Solar PV project is designed to significantly reduce the impact […]

694KWp Solar PV Programme for AAT

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Energy for Education are in the final stages of rolling out a Solar PV Programme for Aspirations Academies Trust (AAT) as part of a wider Holistic Energy Management Programme.  So far the Programme has installed just over 619KWp of Solar PV (approximately 2,476 Solar Panels) generating a net saving of £ 2,500,000 over the next […]

Solar PV and Biomass at Primary Academy

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E4E in conjunction with one of its partners, Evogreen, has installed a combined Solar PV and Biomass installation at Darwen St James Primary Academy in Darwen Vale just outside of Blackburn. The Academy was looking for ways to reduce their heating and lighting costs.  The heating was run on heating oil spending just over £ […]

Developing an energy strategy for an Academy Trust

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Developing an Energy strategy for an Academy Trust Academy Transformation Trust (ATT) is a growing Multi Academy Trust formed a few years ago with 16 Academies, both primary and secondary, in the Midlands and the South East.  As an increasing number of academies have joined ATT, the Trust has been focusing on maximising the efficiencies across […]

What is Kva and how much should I be paying?

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What is Kva ? Kva in electrical terms refers to kilovolt-ampere and is the unit used to express apparent power, in practical terms your Kva level is a promise from the network to guarantee the provision of a volume of power to your site. Your Kva level is billed per unit so if set too […]

How to make the most of energy reporting

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Energy reporting is a service that most Electricity and Gas Suppliers will provide at a basic level, but how do you get the most out of it? Here is a quick guide to help you understand which reports you should be requesting and how they can help you to reduce your energy consumption. Daily Consumption […]

Comparing Energy Quotes

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Comparing Energy Quotes The energy market is complex and difficult to navigate at the best of times which can make comparing the information on energy quotes a daunting task.  In this post we have listed a few tips to help you along the way: 1. Find out exactly what your responsible for You may only […]

What makes up your Electricity Bill?

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The energy market is overly complex and difficult to navigate for Schools especially understanding what is included in your electricity bills. Your electricity bill consists of a number of different charges for different elements.  These individual charges may be transparent and broken down on your bill or  combined into one or two line items. It […]

What are Deemed Rates and how to avoid them

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What are Deemed Rates?  Deemed rates (or Out of Contract Rates) are the unit rates that your energy provider will automatically roll your account onto if your contract end date is passed and the contract hasn’t been renewed or moved to a new supplier.  Some energy providers or brokers will simply roll you over onto […]