LGE’s Consultancy division brings together our specialisms in data management, procurement and renewable energy, understanding that in order for any project to be feasible both the economics and the environment need to be considered. LGE’s energy experts boast over 35 years of experience, bringing practical knowledge and innovation to clients.
LGE’s consultancy team are highly skilled and experienced, having delivered services across various industries and countries, focusing on energy reduction, legalities compliance and corporate social responsibility. The team can deliver a range of comprehensive management services, as well as one off bespoke consultancy projects.
Just some of the services LGE’s consultancy team can provide include:
Climate Change Agreement Management (CCA)
Climate change agreements (CCAs) are voluntary agreements that contain targets for certain industry sectors to increase energy efficiency or reduce CO2 emissions.
If you hold a CCA, you’re eligible to claim a discount to the Climate Change Levy charged on your energy bills — 90% on electricity, 65% on other fuels.
LGE can assist with every part of the CCA process, from the initial application and benchmarking, to carrying out energy audits and putting a reduction plan in place. From there we can monitor and report the CCA’s progress with energy reviews and review surveys, to ensure you’re receiving the bill reductions you are entitled to.
Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR)
SECR came into force on 1st April 2019. It is mandatory for all large quoted and unquoted businesses, including LLPs, to report on their energy and greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency opportunities/actions and intensity ratio in the director’s or Energy & Carbon Report. You will be affected if you meet two or more of the following criteria:
- Over 250 employees
- Annual turnover greater than £36 million
- Annual balance sheet greater than £18 million
LGE can advise and provide full SECR data process and reporting services.
United Kingdom Energy Trading Scheme (UKETS)
The UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UKETS) came into force in 2021 and is a replacement for the EUETS that the UK previously participated in. The idea behind the scheme is to help to reduce man made greenhouse gas emissions cost-effectively.
UK ETS is similar in structure to the EU ETS and covers energy intensive industries, power generation and aviation. Under the scheme, emissions from these sectors are capped and businesses will need to purchase allowances for any emissions above their allocation. The cap will be lowered over time to help reduce emissions in line with net zero ambitions and the initial cap will be 5% lower than it would have been under EU ETS.
It can be a complex process, but LGE are able to support your business to navigate the complexities.
Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS)
ESOS is a mandatory energy audit scheme that states all large enterprises (non-SMEs) must carry out regular energy audits to promote the update of cost-effective energy efficiency measures. All UK businesses that are “large undertakings” must take part in ESOS or face penalties. A business is a large undertaking if the business:
- Employs more than 250 delegates
- Has less than 250 employees but a turnover of more than £44m and a balance sheet in excess of £38m
- Is part of a larger corporate group
There are many complexities within the scheme, but LGE can take care of the entire process of your behalf to ensure a stress-free submission. This includes energy audits, data analysis, site surveys, energy reduction recommendations, action plans, reporting and a post-reporting presentation.
Energy Performance in Buildings Directive (EPC/DEC)
The principal objective of the EPBD is to promote the improvement of building energy performance through cost-effective measures. This is achieved through establishing methodology to calculate the energy performance of buildings; setting minimum energy performance requirements for new and refurbished buildings; implementing regulations that require inspections of boilers and heating systems; and making energy performance certificates available when buildings are constructed, sold or rented out.
LG Energy will assist in carrying out EPC/DEC certification, from the site survey and data analysis to the EPC calculations and lodging of the report.
In June 2019, the UK government committed to achieving ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The UK became the first country in the world to sign this ambitious target into law following the signing of the historic Paris Agreement in 2016. In order to achieve this, regulatory changes are anticipated and businesses need to act fast if they want to stay ahead of the curve – but that’s not the only reason to act. Other reasons to proactively reduce carbon include:
- Avoid / Reduce costs
- Staff engagement
- Satisfy supply chain demand
- Protect the environment
- Meet corporate responsibility guidelines
LGE now offers a range of net zero services for clients. Click here for the full list of ways LGE can help.
The services above are merely an example of what our team can do for clients but there is so much more LGE can help with. No matter is too big or too small for our experienced consultants. If you know that your business could use the guidance and knowledge of a team who lives and breathes energy, please get in touch today and let us help you.