E4E Solar PV Project – Corngreaves Academy

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E4E has just managed the installation of a 30KWp Solar PV system at Corngreaves Primary Academy (part of United Learning) in Sandwell. Corngreaves is the first Academy in the United Learning Solar Programme to be installed.  The installation was carried out by Sun Energy and completed in just under a week. Installation Statistics: 120 Hisunage […]

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 £ […]

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 […]

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 […]

Schools – CRC exempt In 2013 or 2014 – where is the guidance to support them

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There are thousands of schools still buying energy through local authorities, brokers and energy companies that may be charging Schools the CRC energy efficiency tax when they are exempt from paying. If you are a School signed up then check your electricity contract to see if you are paying CRC.  Guidance is unclear but if […]