ISO 50001, ESOS, energy training - Bristol Water

Services Provided

Support to achieve ISO 50001 certification as a route to ESOS compliance, energy champion training.

How JRP added value

Over 90 energy savings opportunities were identified through the training sessions and ISO 50001 certification was achieved in September 2015.

A total of 20 days training, at a total cost of £20k, was delivered by JRP Solutions.  Bristol Water aimed to reduce energy consumption by 2.5% from behavioural change alone and believed this to be achievable based on evidence of results achieved with other JRP customers.  The potential savings based on Bristol Water's energy expenditure was therefore £225k/year.

Although the savings from training cannot be positively identified separately, we do know that Bristol Water's energy consumption (kWh/MI) improved by 2.9% without any major capital projects following the training.

“The support that JRP gave us was invaluable in us achieving ISO50001 certification.  The training programmes they delivered engaged our staff in energy saving in a really meaningful way.”  Martin Berry, Water Resources Planning Manager, Bristol Water

How JRP helped Bristol Water

JRP were appointed to support Bristol Water to deliver the requirements of the ISO 50001 standard as a route to ESOS compliance and to help them embed an energy efficient culture and practices within the business.  JRP reviewed Bristol Water’s overall strategy and structure, considered the best practical way to comply and to get the most out of ISO 50001 and then worked with the organisation to agree the optimum approach and prioritise implementation.  Actions that saved energy and costs were prioritised.

Energy training

Energy training was an essential component of engaging staff in the journey towards certification. 

JRP worked with Bristol Water to develop an energy structure, hierarchy and job profiles.  A total of 35 people, including directors, engineers, administrators, plant operators and project managers, were then involved in 3 levels of training.

Embedding good practice

As part of the training programme, a comprehensive energy savings opportunity register was developed.  Half of each of the training sessions was spent on a practical analysis of what had been learned and how to use this knowledge to identify and implement improvements. The objective was to arm delegates with the knowledge they need to achieve real savings and to achieve and maintain ISO 50001 certification.

In order to enable Bristol Water to assess project savings as well as design considerations for new equipment against old going forward, JRP produced a calculations workbook which now allows them to quantify the savings potential across a number of technologies such as lighting, small power, compressed air, blowers, pumps, insulation, plus heating, ventilation and air conditioning.  This information is invaluable in budgeting for capital expenditure.

In addition, JRP developed check lists for each technology to embed good practice within the organisation.  The lists include a list of 20-25 potential opportunities to be checked for each technology, the reason why it’s deemed to be an opportunity and then details of what action needs to be taken.

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