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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 – 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 […]