Energy Surveys/ESOS Compliance
How can you reduce energy consumption in your manufacturing process by up to 40%? The first step is to carry out an energy survey. Using JRP’s innovative new energy survey methodology and software tool, Energy Initiator®, we can investigate and assess your energy performance across your whole asset base and identify improvement areas. Typical energy savings identified have been between 20% and 30% but have been as high as 40%. Following the survey, we can help you prioritise key improvements in an Energy Reduction Plan; define the scope of work for each improvement (including projected costs and savings) and help you develop your business cases. Then, using Energy Activator®, our bespoke energy improvement project management software; you can project management the delivery of the Energy Reduction Plan and report regularly on progress and the results. JRP Solutions can also provide the project management services if this is required.
Under the Government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) all organisations with more than 250 employees were obliged to have completed an energy audit to identify energy saving opportunities before 29th January, or by 30th June if ISO 50001 is used as a route to compliance. We have a national team of accredited advisors and Lead Assessors who will ensure your compliance with the scheme and also help you to maximise the energy saving opportunities identified. For more information to help you with your compliance journey please go to our ESOS Info Hub.
JRP’s innovative new energy survey software, Energy Initiator®, is used to provide an intimate knowledge of not only how and where energy is being consumed but more importantly how and where it can be reduced. Our specialists can use Energy Initiator® on an asset, process or production line, building or whole site to produce a certificate detailing an A to G rating for the existing set-up, and also a future rating if the energy reduction opportunities listed on the certificate are implemented.
Individual ratings are given on each certificate for both the design and the operation of the asset/process/building.
This certification system has proven very effective in improving energy efficiency. Prominently displayed certificates can be used as a management tool to ensure everyone is aware of what can be achieved, and ensures that when an organisation undergoes a re-certification, there is a record of the improvement journey.
Identification of Improvement Projects
JRP’s energy efficiency specialists have many ways of identifying improvement projects for your site or organisation.
Any opportunity identified during an energy survey using our Energy Initiator® software is automatically logged and uploaded to our dedicated server for you to review. All opportunities can be studied and developed into projects using our Energy Activator® software.
Improvement opportunities identified at your site can range from no-cost behavioural and operational type improvements, through to technical solutions requiring capital expenditure. Using our extensive skill base we can identify cutting edge solutions as well as assist with improvements in the way your site purchases energy reduction technology to ensure replacements are of the highest efficiency possible.
Business Case for Improvement Projects
Once improvement projects have been identified by JRP Solutions or your in-house team, we can develop a complete and robust business case for each project to ensure your application for capital expenditure is a smooth and painless process.
Typically, JRP will firstly ensure the correct solution is being applied to the project. This may involve looking at many different options, for example if a chiller is to be replaced we may look at the demand for chilled water to see if that can be reduced, or whether surplus heat can be recovered to produce chilled water by absorption cooling.
Once the solution is confirmed, we will write a complete functional specification, go out to tender and analyse all returned bids to ensure that the optimum solution price is identified. We will confirm the complete costs and forecast savings over the lifetime of the project, and provide an assessment of all risks involved including financial, health and safety, and process disruption to ensure the resulting project runs smoothly.