Over the past 12 months we have been inundated with Net Zero Carbon commitments. Before I get into why I think this is partly delusional, I want to take a moment to clarify my position on the topic in general.
Many of you attended the "IES and EnergyDeck: taking ESOS beyond compliance" webinar on 30th June. We hope you found the session useful in explaining more about how we can not only make compliance easy, but can also make it worthwhile. The recorded webinar is now available online.
With the 2015 GRESB survey period now well underway and the 1 July deadline looming, EnergyDeck’s new feature takes away the pain of acquiring, organising and submitting your environmental performance data.
Photo by Bernd Sieker, CC BY-SAAs interest in distributed renewable generation and home energy system intensifies, it is useful to understand the underlying economics of such systems. Although there are many configurations for home energy systems, we have looked at a system including photovoltaic power generation, battery energy storage, electric vehicles and a control system with moderate load control. We are not including energy efficiency in the system evaluation, as many core energy efficiency measures are economically positive and should be implemented before installing home generation and power storage. This provides a better underlying demand that avoids installing excess generation and storage than if energy saving measures are implemented later. However, some load control and demand response is included that allows improved matching of the home power demand and supply.The return on home energy systems varies significantly based on location, as local consumption patterns, driving culture and renewable resource have large impacts on the economics of the system. In this analysis, public incentives (including subsidies, rebates or tax benefits) are explicitly excluded to allow evaluation of the underlying economics and comparison across markets.
Link between EnergyDeck and ESOS Auditor will make ESOS compliance quicker and easier
Performance analytics firm IES and energy management platform provider EnergyDeck have today announced a partnership that will allow EnergyDeck customers to link the platform with IES’ ESOS Auditor to enable a quicker and easier route to ESOS compliance.
The UK’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) requires approximately 10,000 qualifying organisations to undertake energy audits that include 12 months of verifiable data.
These organisations are now looking for the best and most efficient ways to collect, validate, evidence and store all the data required to calculate their total energy consumption and undertake energy audits. Each participating organisation needs to build an evidence pack to evidence the information in their ESOS compliance assessment.