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Press Releases from TEAM (Energy Auditing Agency Ltd.) (27 total)

Risk of fines for non-compliance of Heat Network Regulations for new builds

There is a growing concern with landlords and developers that they may face fines over the heat network regulations. The main issues are lack of awareness of the regulations, what the requirements are and the changing deadlines. The first phase of the Heat Network Regulations 2014 required participants to submit notification of communal and district heating systems by 31st December 2015. The original heat metering viability tool included within the notification

TEAM Provides Capacity Market Support for Pan-European Energy Company

TEAM Senior Energy Consultant completes first progress report for pan-European energy company. The Capacity Market (CM) was established as part of the UK Government’s Electricity Market Reform (EMR) Programme. Its goal is to ensure the future security of our electricity supply at the lowest cost to consumers by offering incentives to capacity providers for investing in more sustainable, low-carbon electricity. TEAM’s Capacity Market independent technical expert has completed the first six-month progress

Important Changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive Tariff

Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tariffs are changing from 20th September 2017 as a direct result of last year's consultation. The changes will merge existing tariff bands for all solid biomass sizes; ‘small’ (less than 200kW), ‘medium’ (between 200kW and 1MW) and ‘large’ (1MW+) to create a single two-tier tariff band for all biomass plants. These amendments are the first part of RHI reforms announced by the Department of Business, Energy and

TEAM recovers more than £165,000 in billing errors for Scottish Council

With the help of TEAM Bureau's Outsourced Bill Validation Service, a large council based in Scotland has recovered just over £165,000 in billing errors since January 2017. TEAM Bureau receive and validate 700 of the council's electricity bills per month. Molly Calvert, Query Administrator for TEAM Bureau, was first notified of an uncharacteristic increase in consumption which was identified through TEAM's sophisticated automated bill validation in January, she explained: "There were a number

TEAM Energy Strengthens its Position with EDW Technology

TEAM are delighted to announce that TEAM (Energy Auditing Agency Ltd) was acquired by EDW Technology Holdings Limited on the 13th of July 2017. EDW Technology has an extensive history of developing, implementing and supporting best-in-class retail electricity supply software solutions. With proven systems to support B2B electricity suppliers in the GB market, EDW Technology has implemented solutions for energy retail start-ups as well as system replacements for more mature suppliers. Simon

ESOS Participants can start their ESOS auditing for the Phase 2 period now!

Did you know that Phase 2 of Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) has already started? The Environment Agency (EA), says organisations that qualify for Phase 2 of the scheme should start working on their energy audits and identifying energy saving opportunities now. The next ESOS compliance deadline will be the 5th December 2019 but EA's advice would be to get ahead – implement your energy saving recommendations now. In doing so, businesses

Why a Certified Measurement and Verifications Professional (CMVP) prove vital fo …

If energy efficiency measures are to make a significant contribution to organisations across the UK, measurement and verification of actual energy savings are needed to demonstrate their short- and long-term impact. With this in mind, resident Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP), Helder Galrinho, explains why independent specialists, prove vital when it comes to verifying overall savings. Measurement and Verification (M&V) is a process for assessing energy savings achieved through the implementation

Become More Cost Efficient with TEAM's Carbon Reduction Commitment Service

Six businesses have been fined more than £41,000 this year for breaching their Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), according to the Environment Agency (EA). The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme is a mandatory carbon emissions reduction initiative that applies to large organisations in the public and private sectors in the UK. The scheme requires participants to measure and report their electricity and gas supplies on an annual basis to the CRC registry, which calculates

SaaS vs On-Premise Energy Management Software

Behind every organisation, lies the great energy management IT debate: Software as a Service (SaaS) or an on-premise Solution? Many organisations, both in the public and private sector, are now looking to Cloud computing to help manage their energy consumption. But there are still some companies that believe the on-premise option is a better deal. The main difference between these two systems is how they are deployed: * On-premise software is installed locally

TEAM Energy - What you've missed in 2016

Here at TEAM we have had a great year with a multitude of improvements to our software and services and we would like to share our achievements with you. We have been reaping the benefits of our next generation of Hosted Services - TEAM Sigma Cloud with superfast Gigabit internet connectivity and the highest level of security also brings a host of benefits including the TEAM Sigma Energy Viewer which

Heat Network Regulations Delayed Until 2017

The National Measurement and Regulation Office (NMRO) has announced that the feasibility study and requirement to fit heat meters by December 2016 has been delayed until 2017. The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 came into force in December 2014 under the EU Energy Efficiency Directive. It affects all businesses within the UK that supply and charge for heating, cooling or hot water to a final customer through communal heating or

TEAM Customers Announced as Green Gown Awards 2016 Winners

TEAM is delighted to announce that two of our customers have scooped up prestigious awards at the Green Gown Awards 2016. Winners were announced on 10th November at the Athena in Leicester. The awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities, colleges and the learning and skills sectors across the UK and Ireland as the education sector leads a path to efficiency, employability and better quality of life for

The 2016 TEAM User Group Conference - a Huge Success

Future developments, preparing for changes to the Water Market and the benefits of Cloud computing were just some of the topics up for discussion at this year's TEAM User Group Conference. The 29th annual event featured an exciting line-up of case study guest speakers from Arriva Rail North, Greggs and Plymouth City Council, as well as networking chairs from Cornwall Council & BT. Other highlights included training sessions, a demonstration of TEAM's

Cornwall Council Saves £538,000 in Billing Errors

With the help of TEAM's Outsourced Bill Validation Service, Cornwall Council has saved more than £538,000 over the last five years. The authority is one of the largest employers in Cornwall and is committed to leading the way in the UK's action on climate change. The Council beganworking with TEAM Bureau (Outsourced Bill Validation Service) in 2011. Vikki Wilkins, Energy Management Technician, at Cornwall Council explains where it all began. She said: "The council's

Tarmac One of the Greenest Companies in the Construction Sector

TEAM customer Tarmac is fast becoming one of the greenest companies in the construction sector as it strives to reduce its impact on the environment. In its 2015 Sustainability Report released last week the construction firm states that it is making "good progress" towards its 2020 target of a 37% reduction in carbon emissions from a 1990 baseline, after reaching a 27% fall by the end of 2015. The report also highlights

ESOS Enforcement Update from the Environment Agency

Up to 1,700 organisations are being investigated by regulators of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), it has been revealed. The Environment Agency says the organisations are being investigated because regulators believe they “may have been” required to participate in the scheme but failed to make a submission before the final deadline. ESOS is a mandatory requirement for all large enterprises in the UK. If a qualifying organisation doesn’t meet the deadline,

TEAM helps Greggs to identify thousands of pounds in billing errors

Over the last six-years TEAM Sigma has helped Greggs to identify hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of billing errors. With over 1,700 shops, 9 regional bakeries and 20,000 employees who serve millions of customers each week, Greggs is the UK's leading bakery food on the go retailer. Greggs introduced TEAM's Sigma Software to monitor energy consumption and validate bills across all of it sites. The energy team process thousands of gas and

TEAM awarded supplier status on Crown Commercial Services G-Cloud 8 Framework

We are delighted to announce that TEAM has been successful in gaining supplier status on the Crown Commercial Services (CCS) - G-Cloud 8 Framework Agreement - Software as a Service (SaaS). The CCS G-Cloud 8 framework offers a faster and cheaper route for public sector organisations to access suppliers who provide Cloud-based IT services. In summary, it is a more cost effective procurement process for public sector buyers. The framework can be

TEAM Customers nominated at the Green Gown Awards 2016

Congratulations to our TEAM customers who are among this year’s finalists for the prestigious Green Gown Awards 2016. Established in 2004, the Green Gown Awards 2016 recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities, colleges and the learning and skills sectors across the UK and Ireland as the education sector leads a path to efficiency, employability and better quality of life for us all. The education sector is a critical player

Understanding P272 Regulations

P272 is a regulatory change which alters the way business energy use is metered and billed. TEAM's Bureau Manager, Scott Tomsett, explains more... All electricity suppliers have a P272 regulatory obligation directed by Ofgem to change the way customers with Profile Classes of 05 to 08 meters are billed. These changes must be made by April 2017. What is the P272 Regulation? In summary, P272 requires all Non-Half Hourly (NHH) Profile Class 05-08

TEAM Joins Forces with IBM’s SoftLayer Platform

TEAM have joined forces with IBM SoftLayer to produce a video highlighting the benefits of Cloud computing. Watch the video on the TEAM YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/teamsigmacloud In 2015, TEAM moved to the Cloud with IBM's SoftLayer platform and launched its next generation of Hosted Services - TEAM Sigma Cloud. Tim Holman, Solutions Director at TEAM, said: "We started looking at IBM's SoftLayer platform because our former self-hosted infrastructure had reached capacity.

Managing Bedford Schools Energy with the Sigma Energy Viewer

Schools in Bedford are being introduced to the TEAM's Sigma Energy Viewer (SEV) as part of an attempt to get them to pay less for their energy usage. Bedford Borough Council wants to raise energy and water awareness amongst schools and believes the Sigma Energy Viewer is the way forward. Samantha Guy, the council's Senior Energy and Water Technical Officer uses TEAM Sigma Software (which includes the SEV) on a daily basis

Customer Focus – Interserve

Interserve, one of the world's foremost support services and construction companies has been using TEAM Sigma Software since 2011 and has successfully adopted one of TEAM's latest software developments, Sigma Energy Viewer. Interserve Consultancy (part of Interserve Construction) currently manages over 400 Interserve sites and recently Interserve made a conscious decision to move to the next generation of TEAM software solutions - TEAM Sigma Cloud. About TEAM Sigma Cloud TEAM Sigma Cloud utilises

TEAM’s Regional Support Groups 2016 Events are Underway

TEAM’s Regional Support Groups 2016 events are underway with new functionality, future developments and the latest on legislation being some of the topics up for discussion. Our first event was held at the Balmoral Hotel in Belfast on 28th April with customers describing the event as “interesting” and “informative”. About TEAM’s Regional Support Groups 2016 Items on the agenda include the latest benefits available on TEAM’s Hosted Services including the new Bill Entry

Heat Network Regulations 2014 - Act Now and Avoid Fines

Many landlords are failing to comply with new Heat Network Regulations 2014 because of a lack of awareness. Find out why landlords need to act now. Those supplying and charging final customers for heating, cooling or hot water should have notified the National Measurement and Regulation Office (NMRO) by 31st December 2015. Failure to comply with the regulations is an offence and landlords could be facing thousands of pounds worth of

What’s next for ESOS compliant businesses?

Ellen Salazar, an ESOS lead assessor at TEAM, explains why businesses should be implementing the recommendations of their ESOS audit. ESOS compliance is mandatory, however implementing the recommendations of an ESOS audit is not. But companies that stand to truly benefit from ESOS are those prepared to go the distance by fully adopting and embracing their recommendations. Your ESOS assessment report provides you with a comprehensive list of your energy saving opportunities.

Why the RHI Scheme is crucial to the UK’s long-term decarbonisation

TEAM’s RHI Industry Expert Justine Grant explains why she believes the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme is crucial to the UK’s long-term decarbonisation efforts. The RHI is still with us, but expect changes. The Government announced plans to increase funding for the Renewable Heat Incentive from 2016 to 2017. By 2021 an additional £1.15 billion will have been spent on the RHI, but changes to the scheme are expected to save money. Announcing the