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 […]

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 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 […]

Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

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If your School is using heating oil, concerned about rising energy costs or need to replace existing old boilers then you should consider using the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and intelligent funding options to install Biomass boilers. Replacing boilers has been a real burden for Schools and Academies with limited capital funding.  A lot of […]

Feed In Tariff (FITs)

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Schools should become energy micro generators and funding solar PV projects using the Feed In Tariff. Schools tend to have large roof spaces that are perfect for implementing Solar PV solutions as a great way to save money by generating their own energy to mitigate the rising costs of buying electricity from the grid.  Funding […]

Top Ten Energy Tips – Peak Time Transmission Costs

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Top Ten Energy Tips – 9 Power Down at Peak Time  Did you know that between the peak times of 4pm & 7pm the cost of getting your electricity to you is typically 14 times more than it costs during the rest of the day. Transmission costs between 4-7pm can cost over 8p compared to […]

Top Ten Energy Tips – Get Everyone Involved

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Top Ten Energy Tips – 8 Get everyone involved The cheapest way to start to make an impact on your energy bills is to get your staff and students involved. Creating hype around your energy efficiency goals and creating an environment where energy responsibility is expected is how you will save the most money. Part […]

Top Ten Energy Tips – Tip 7

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Top Ten Energy Tips – Tip 7 – Do you know how much extra your School is paying for your Gas and Electricity? In fact many don’t have the time to protectively check the a complex market before signing their next energy contracts. Many Schools  are unaware of the impending changes to the energy market […]