Entries by Amy Archer

Irish utility ESB powers into UK storage market

ESB has acquired a 7MWh battery storage site from renewables developer Anesco, marking the Irish utility’s first grid connected energy storage project in the UK and building upon its pipeline of low carbon, renewable technologies and smart energy solutions. Mill Farm, located near Grantham, Lincolnshire, comprises of six battery storage containers. The project was funded […]

Whitbread rolls out Premier Inn solar panel programme to a further 70 sites

Whitbread, the UK’s biggest hospitality company, is extending its nationwide solar panels programme to a further 70 Premier Inn hotels, cementing the hotel chain’s position as a leader in sustainability and energy efficiency. It is believed that following the latest installations, Premier Inn will have more sites with solar panels than any other hotel chain […]

Anesco’s energy storage portfolio to exceed 380MW by 2020

Anesco, the UK market leader for utility scale energy storage, is on track to more than quadruple its operational battery portfolio by 2020, as demand for its services sees its order book swell to 380MW. The Reading-based renewables developer currently commands a 22%* share of all operational utility scale storage units in the UK and […]

Complying with UK energy policy – what businesses need to know

The UK government has set legally binding targets to significantly reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. With business and industry accounting for around 25% of the UK’s carbon emissions, this has led to the introduction of a raft of legislation, designed to make organisations of all sizes and industries, operate in a more […]

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES): a complete guide for commercial landlords

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) was introduced by the government in 2015 and aims to improve the country’s least efficient properties. Around 75,000 commercial properties are estimated to be affected by the standard, with a crucial deadline for compliance fast approaching. What do commercial landlords need to do? Any landlord with a commercial property […]

How to improve workplace lighting and reduce energy consumption

Lighting is one of the single biggest energy expenses that a business will face. According to the Carbon Trust, lighting accounts for around 20% of the electricity used in the UK and 75% of installations are out of date and unable to meet current design standards. Traditionally, commercial buildings relied on highly inefficient incandescent lighting, […]

Making ESOS work for you – reducing energy costs when you’re a large business

Business and industry accounts for approximately 25% of the UK’s carbon emissions and this has led the government to introduce a range of policies and levies. Among such legislation, is the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES), Energy Performance Contracts, Carbon Change Levy, Carbon Reduction Commitment, and The Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme (ESOS). What is ESOS? […]

What is demand response and how can it benefit businesses?

‘Keeping the lights on’ in the UK is a significant challenge and with energy use on the rise, finding innovative solutions to help balance supply and demand remains a top concern. National Grid has estimated that energy use could increase by around 30% by 2050, with factors including climate change, the electrification of the transport […]