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Welcome to the CIPS Energy and Energy Services area working in partnership with ENGIE, who are one of the largest providers of energy in the world. In this area you will find regularly updated content to help and assist businesses and procurement professionals understand energy and energy services in more detail to support their business to achieve guaranteed energy, carbon and cost savings. 

Energy Services

Energy Services

Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)

Whether you are a dedicated energy generator or a business with generation assets on your sites, you need Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) to enable you to earn payments for the energy you export to the grid.

Different Power Purchase Agreements are designed to suit every type of generation plant, business model, operational practice and objective. The right PPA for you will depend on a number of factors:

  1. PPAs for generators setting up new plants.
  2. Flexible short term contracts for assets that export irregular volumes.
  3. Agreements that are compatible with subsidy schemes.
  4. Earning revenue from renewable energy certificates (ROCs)
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Demand-Side Response (DSR) Services

As the UK moves towards a low-carbon economy, network balancing services are becoming more important than ever. Recognising this, National Grid has developed a smart, flexible system of balancing services that makes optimum use of the energy resources available and enables businesses to participate in the most efficient, effective and economical way.

Participating in Demand-Side Response Services enable your business to earn additional revenue by helping National Grid to maintain the balance of supply and demand on the electricity network.

The income-earning potential is significant and, in most cases, no investment or capital outlay is required. If you already have standby generators on site, it’s a great way to capitalise on these often underused assets.

 DSR

Battery Services

There are many ways to deploy battery storage in your business. The technology can be used to help you reduce your costs, to earn revenue from participating in National Grid balancing services, to optimise the electricity generated by on-site assets, to smooth your energy consumption and protect your site from voltage dips or blackouts.

The benefits of battery storage fall into four key activities:

  1. Reducing your energy bills
  2. Earning revenue from using grid balancing services
  3. Defer the need to increase your available contracted capacity
  4. Ensure security of supply

Who can benefit from Battery Services?

Batteries are suitable for any type of business. The space required to house a battery depends on the size of battery required. For larger businesses requiring batteries above 0.5MW, you will need space on site to locate a storage container-sized unit.

Batteries are very low maintenance. Most checks on battery health can be carried out remotely, supplemented by an annual on-site service.

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Compliance

ISO 5001

ISO 50001 is the internationally recognised standard for Energy Management Systems (EnMS). It gives your business the most robust and effective framework for improving energy efficiency over the long-term. By complying with ISO 50001, your business will meet all reporting and auditing requirements for many other energy-efficiency regulations, including ESOS, CCA and Mandatory Carbon Reporting.

ISO 50001 integrates with other standards, such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, so if you’re already implementing these, you’re well on the way to achieving ISO 50001.

 

Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

The Government introduced the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) to incentivise large businesses to implement energy-saving measures and help to cut UK carbon emissions. Businesses must carry out an audit of their energy-consuming activities and identify cost-effective energy-saving measures once every four years.

Who needs to comply?

Companies need to comply with ESOS if, on the 31st December 2018, they have:
To comply with ESOS, your business needs to measure its total energy and fuel consumption across all buildings, transport and industrial activity for a 12 month period inclusive of the ESOS qualification date, which is 31 December 2018. You must then conduct energy audits covering at least 90% of your total energy consumption to identify cost-effective energy-efficiency measures.

 

Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC)

The mandatory CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme requires that all qualifying organisations purchase carbon allowances to cover their carbon emissions. Its aim is to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted in the UK. The scheme runs in five-year phases. It is currently in its second phase, which runs from April 2014 to March 2019. This will be the final phase of the CRC in its current format, as the Government has announced that the scheme will be merged with the Climate Change Levy after 2019.

Who needs to comply?

Any business that has consumed more than 6,000MWh of electricity through at least one half-hourly meter in 2013 must comply with CRC in its current phase. Businesses that met the criteria in 2013 must comply for the entire five-year period, even if their consumption subsequently falls below the 6,000MWh threshold. Businesses that did not meet the qualification criteria in 2013 do not need to comply, even if their consumption rises above the 6,000MWh threshold before the end of the current phase.

 

EU Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS)

The EU ETS is a multi-country, multi-sector greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions trading system. It is the world’s biggest emissions trading market, accounting for more than three-quarters of international carbon trading. It covers more than 11,000 installations and 45% of EU emissions. The scheme targets energy-intensive business activities and covers approximately 1,000 sites in the UK. Its aim is to achieve emissions reductions by placing a limit on the total emissions related to each business sector, allocating emissions allowances and allowing them to be traded in an EU-wide carbon market.

Who needs to comply?

The EU ETS scheme is aimed at very large energy consumers that have significant on-site generation assets. Generally, sites where combustion of fuels has a total rated thermal input of more than 20MW will fall under EU ETS.

 

Display Energy Certificates (DECs) & Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

DECs are required for buildings frequently visited by the public which are at least partially occupied by a public authority or an institution providing a public service AND with a total useful floor area greater than 250m2.

EPCs are required for any type of building when it is constructed, rented or sold. The builder or the person responsible for the construction must obtain the certificate and provide it to the owner once construction is complete.


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Market Information

Market Information

ENGIE share their latest market information with CIPS members to provide up-to-the-minute market price reports and commentaries, keeping you fully informed about current prices, recent trends and other market news.

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Case Studies

Case Studies

Case Study: Leeds City Council
Intelligent energy management cuts bills and carbon emissions for city council

Leeds City Council wanted to achieve better value for money in its energy purchasing across its large and diverse estate. The council also sought to update its energy procurement methods so that it could benefit from lower prices in the fluctuating wholesale markets. As well as reducing the cost of energy purchased, the council aimed to reduce the volume of electricity consumed across its premises to help achieve its carbon-reduction targets.

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Case Study: CEMEX UK
Process flexibilty enables CEMEX UK to capitalise on ENGIE demand-side services

ENGIE has supplied electricity and gas to more than 150 CEMEX UK sites, including its two cement manufacturing plants at Rugby and South Ferriby, and grinding plant at Tilbury.Cement production is an energy-intensive process, and the company’s energy managers are always looking for ways to improve energy efficiency, reduce costs and cut carbon emissions.

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Case Study: P3P Partners LLP
The breadth of capabilities makes ENGIE first choice for energy supply, power purchase agreements and energy services

P3P Partners LLP (P3P) are originators, developers and operators of energy-generation assets in the UK. The company needed an energy supplier for a 15MW gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant it had installed at a tomato nursery in Canterbury, and for two new 11MW plants on the Isle of Wight.

ENGIE was chosen to supply 381GWh (13 million therms) of gas per year to P3P’s three sites to power the generators and standby boilers.

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About ENGIE

About ENGIE

ENGIE

ENGIE is a leading energy and services company focused on three key activities: production and supply of energy, facilities management and regeneration.

We enable customers to embrace a lower carbon, more efficient and increasingly digital world. Our customers benefit from our energy efficient and smart building solutions, the provision of effective and innovative services, the transformation of neighbourhoods through regeneration projects, and the supply of reliable, flexible and renewable energy.

ENGIE improves lives through better living and working environments. We help to balance performance with responsibility, enabling progress in a harmonious way.

Globally, the ENGIE Group employs 150,000 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €66.6 billion in 2016.

ENGIE Services UK hold the following Awards and Accreditations for Sustainable Procurement

  • World Procurement Awards – Finalist (May 2018)
  • CIPS Sustainable Index – Achieved 95% (June 2017)
  • Ecovadis – Achieved Gold level (Jan 2017)
  • BS8903 – Achieved Expert level (Dec 2016)
  • Responsible Procurement Code – Achieved Platinum level (Jan 2016)
               

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Procurement

Procurement

ENGIE

ENGIE Procurement Apprenticeships Scheme

John Farley, Chief Procurement Officer, shares the tangible benefits of the scheme.

 

George Mangham, Graduate Procurement Apprentice shares his experience as an ENGIE apprentice.

 

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