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Green Governor Guide CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme 23 March 2010. Amanda de Swarte London Energy Project Head of Improvement and Efficiency T: 020 8489 1102 E: amanda.deswarte@haringey.gov.uk. What we do and why. Measurable cashable and non-cashable savings and efficiencies

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Green Governor GuideCRC Energy Efficiency Scheme23 March 2010

Amanda de Swarte

London Energy Project

Head of Improvement and Efficiency

T: 020 8489 1102

E: amanda.deswarte@haringey.gov.uk


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What we do and why

  • Measurable cashable and non-cashable savings and efficiencies

  • Achieve better value through strategic market management

  • Accelerated culture change, increased capability and efficient work practice within boroughs

  • Improved reputation and management of risks and costs

  • Managing the impact of new regulations and policy initiatives

  • 31 out of 33 London Boroughs authorising LEP to act on their behalf


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Our recent achievements

Ready to launch later this year

GS1 XML Global Invoice standard

“huge savings, improved management efficiency. The benefits are clear”

GO Awards judges comments 2009

CRC Guide and Toolkit used by over 350 public sector organisations



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New Statutory Duties for SchoolsThe CRC EnergyEfficiency Scheme


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Background

Schools have an important role

Models of good practice

For pupils and communities

15% of public sector carbon emissions from schools

⅓ of school emissions from their buildings

All schools to be sustainable by 2020

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme is

UK wide mandatory emissions trading scheme aimed at larger private and public sector organisations

Will apply to 5 – 6,000 organisations including most Local Authorities

Begins in April 2010


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Key features

Participating LAs responsible for emissions from all their maintained schools, and any Academies and City Technology Colleges in their area.

LAs determine “residual sources” with 90% de minimis applied across LA portfolio.

Monitor and report their emissions each year

Buy and surrender carbon allowances to cover actual emissions

Initially at fixed

Eventually as part of an auction process

Performance League Table available to all


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Does this include all schools?

Yes – most Maintained Schools

Foundation and Trust

Voluntary Aided

Voluntary Controlled

City Technology Colleges

Academies

This applies even if the school buys its own energy or pays it own bills directly to the supplier

Does not apply to Independent Schools

PFI operated schools are also included but may be as part of their PFI operator rather than their Local Authority


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What does this mean for Local Authorities?

Defined as Responsible Persons

Record and collate data about the energy consumption of its Maintained Schools

Purchase and surrender allowances to cover their schools’ actual emissions

Provide Footprint and Annual Reports

Typical London Local Authority will buy allowances worth £0.5M per year

Schools typically represent 40-60% of total emissions


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What does this mean for schools?

Legal and administrative duties within the CRC

Defined as an Associated Person

Provide all Reasonable Assistance to the Local Authority

Gather and report all energy data to the Local Authority

Schools will not be charged for the allowances a Local Authority must purchase on their behalf

Schools can be charged for any losses incurred due the schools’ inability to reduce its emissions

Schools may also receive a financial bonus if the Local Authority performs well as result of schools reducing their emissions

Local Authorities can pass on fines incurred as a result of failure to report or reporting inaccurate emissions provided by schools


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What must a school do?

Request Annual Statements from your energy suppliers

All gas and electricity

Other fuels e.g. heating oil, LPG etc

Collate an evidence pack

Annual Statements

Copies of invoices

Meter readings

Report the data to your Local Authority

Read meters regularly

Save energy


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When must this be done?

Request an Annual Statement from Electricity Suppliers for the calendar year 2008 – NOW

Start recording energy use and collating an evidence pack – FROM April 2010

Request Annual Statements from all energy suppliers covering 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2011 – BEFORE28 February 2011

Provide evidence pack to your Local Authority – BEFORE 30 June 2011

Repeat steps 3 and 4 each year

Start saving energy – NOW

Use your Local Authority energy supply contracts,

better value for school

Ease of access to data


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Where can schools get support?

From your Local Authority

The Carbon Trust - www.carbontrust.co.uk

ECO-schools – www.eco-schools.org.uk

Sustainable Schools – www.sustainablelearning.info


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Meeting the requirements of the new Carbon Reduction Commitment.

  • Do I qualify or need to register

  • Who is in my CRC organisation

  • Complex legal issues, PFI, landlord tenant relationships

  • Taking an organisation-wide approach

  • Linking with other corporate priorities

  • Pulling together resources across directorates

  • Gathering data

  • Planning and communication

  • Engaging with schools

  • Compliance is not enough

  • Carbon Abatement Strategy

  • DOWNWARD PRESSURE ON BUDGETS


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Assess qualification for Introductory Phase Commitment.

  • Mandatory auction based emissions trading scheme

    • Targeting UK energy use emissions from business + public sector organisations

    • Medium / Large organisations: HHM electricity > 6,000 MWh in 2008

    • Auction revenue recycled to participants


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How performance works (early years) Commitment.

Three metrics:

  • Compulsory absolute metric

    • Change in annual emissions relative to preceding 5 year average

  • Voluntary early action metric

    • Extent of voluntary AMR

    • Extent of Carbon Trust Standard or

      recognised equivalent

  • Voluntary growth metric

    • Change in emissions per unit turnover/revenue expenditure


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What if LA doesn’t comply? Commitment.

Mainly financial penalties

Failure to comply with key obligations

Proportional to the carbon footprint of the participant

  • Failure to register

  • Failure to disclose information

  • Failure to provide footprint report

  • Failure to provide annual report

  • Incorrect reporting

  • Failure to hold and cancel sufficient allowances

  • Failure to keep adequate records


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Reaching out to schools Commitment.

  • Local Authorities need to tell their schools about the CRC NOW!

  • Specially designed leaflet, explains:

    • The broader context for schools

    • The schools responsibilities

    • The Local Authorities responsibilities

    • Some practical steps to get prepared

    • Simple timeline

  • Opportunity to build on existing relationships

  • Additional services – DECs, energy buying, efficiency advice, AMR etc


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Compliance is not enough Commitment.

  • The CRC must be complied with

  • The CRC is not optional (for those that qualify)

  • The CRC does have teeth but

    • Simply complying misses the point of the CRC

    • Could harm corporate reputations

    • Lead to financial losses

  • The key is to use the CRC to drive down energy use

    • Each t/CO2 saved equates to c£200 reduction in energy bills

    • Each t/CO2 saved improves performance in the CRC

  • Participants must develop a Carbon Abatement Strategy and invest appropriately


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Obtaining the Commitment.necessary data

  • Schools are designated Associated Persons in the regulations

  • As such they must give all reasonable assistance

  • The exact data to be provided is yet to be fully defined

  • LAs must maintain separate records for their schools including:

    • CRC Footprint data

    • Residual Measurement List

  • For LAs buying for their schools this will be easier

  • For all it will require improve liaison and explicit instruction and milestones

  • Begin collecting data NOW


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Recovering the costs Commitment.

  • The regulations do not allow a Local Authority to recover the cost of administering the CRC or buying allowances from the schools or the Dedicated School Grant (DSG)

  • Current DCFS position - Local Authority to charge schools (or the Schools Budget) any penalties which are incurred through schools failing to reduce their emissions (or apply a bonus). If resolution allows this can be at an individual school level.

  • With up to 60% of emissions resulting from Schools this issue is significant for most LAs

    • Initial cost of allowances

    • Potential of schools to drag down overall performance and therefore increase costs in the CRC

  • Schools also have building, maintenance, culture, education, staff issues



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Driving down Commitment.school emissions

  • Schools could account for up to 60% of emissions

  • Experience shows that school emissions are increasing

    • Increased use of IT

    • Increased use of air conditioning

    • Increased opening hours & broader curriculum

    • DEC rating indicate newer schools less efficient

  • No ability for LAs to force schools to reduce energy use or to invest in energy saving measures

  • Prudential borrowing can be charged to the DSG where the investment results in savings on recurrent expenditure greater than the cost of borrowing but;

  • Ring-fencing money within DSG for energy saving measures is difficult as there does not appear to be a way to recover capital through DSG revenue streams

  • Governor and schools forum involvement and support essential



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Carbon abatement strategy Commitment.

  • Good practice to develop and trial a carbon abatement strategy during the Introductory phase

  • Essential that a carbon abatement strategy is defined before the start of the capped phases in April 2013

Why spend more buying allowances when it would be more beneficial to invest in efficiency?


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Auction strategy Commitment.


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The definition of AMR Commitment.

Important for qualification – electricity AMR

The meter needs to be capable of capturing consumption data on at least a half hourly basis;

The meter must be the main fiscal meter for that supply and not a clip-on or sub metering device.

The meter is read remotely;

The electricity consumption data needs to be made available to the customer.

Important for the Early Action metric

Gas AMR definition amended to reflect available technology

Voluntary AMR includes:

Meters installed by your supplier as part of the license – must have the data though

Inventory based dynamic supply, traded on the HH settled market


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Schools AMR Commitment.

PfS announcement for display meters, going out to schools soon

Installation of a sub-meter and data-logger that will interface with each school’s ICT network to provide information via software that can be loaded on existing PCs

The display meters will

not be acceptable to suppliers for billing purposes

provide energy data at each school site for education purposes

Will not help schools/LAs comply with their legal obligations (e.g. CRC and have no Early Action Metric benefit)

Local Authorities will still need to approach schools to install AMR for Early Action Metric benefit (be aware schools forum and installation constraints)

Confusing for schools and difficult for LAs to communicate


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Tell decision makers and key participants Commitment.

Work with suppliers and service providers

Common CRC statement format

Best Practice audit pack

AMR strategy

Emissions forecasting plan

Carbon trading risk managed approach

Strategic and operational practices to help local authorities meet climate change and efficiency targets

Data is king

– not sexy and not easy to compile, understand or manage


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Meter management Commitment.


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What reports are required Commitment.

  • Registration by 30th September 2010

    • All mandatory and voluntary HH settled meters in 2008 and associated consumption (kWh) from 2008 calendar year

    • Any NHH electricity covered by compliant voluntary AMR in 2008

    • Any dynamic unmetered supplies (eg for street lighting) in 2008

    • The qualification year for the 1st capped phase beginning April 2013 is the scheme year April 10 – March 2011.

  • Carbon Footprint Report by 29th July 2011 (last working day of the month)

    • Once per phase (not annual), stays the same for entire phase

    • Based on actual emissions April 10 – March 2011

    • Defines CRC organisation, core and residual sources included in the CRC (those energy supplies which must be reported and for which allowance must be surrendered)

    • The Footprint year for the 1st capped phase is the scheme year April 11 – March 2012. The Next Footprint report is required by 31st July 2012.

  • Annual Report by 29th July 2011

    • Compiled each year

    • Reports actual energy consumption (kWh) (as defined in CRC footprint) April 10 – March 2011

  • Best Practice - Forecast Report by 1st April 2011

    • Compiled each year, tracks energy use and emissions from April 10 – March 2011, in order to buy allowances

    • For internal use and part of forecast strategy



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Opportunities - Early Action Metric AMR Commitment.

  • Supports other agendas

  • CRC early actions

  • ? Reduces energy consumption

  • Reduces invoice administration time and budget management

  • Provides clear evidence for energy management activity


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Showing flood lighting at a training site Commitment.

HH consumption


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Value of Data Commitment.

  • How much did this energy waste cost?

    • £1,460.00

  • What did LFB resolve the problem?

    • Fitted a timer inline with the photo cell to turn the lights offwhen not required.

  • How much did that cost?

    • £800.00

  • How long was the payback?

    • 0.54 years



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Variable Speed Drives in Leisure Centres by LB Haringey Commitment.

Ensure consumption is determined using only theoperating hours of the centre and not 24 hr usage.

26 units installed in 2 Leisure Centres at total cost of £ 44,607

Anticipated savings of £ 43,860 / year projected

Energy saving £ 33,906

214 tCO2 (@£12) £2568 allowance saving p/a

Payback 1.25 years


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Working together Commitment.

  • Essential relationship between individual schools and its Local authority

  • Essential relationship between governors, headteachers, schools forum

  • Use some aspects as part of the curriculum

    • Trading and carbon abatement

    • Consumption and graphs

    • Choosing technologies

    • Culture and behaviour