ning consultancy, has launched two new frameworks designed to enable and encourage NHS Trusts and other public sector bodies to make savings on their energy bills as well as drive efficiencies.
The two new frameworks are: –
- A Battery Storage Framework Agreement which provides a model for public sector bodies wishing to implement battery storage solutions within the perimeter of their electrical network. The innovative and single lot Framework Agreement will have several suppliers on it who will implement computer-controlled battery storage solutions enabling organisations to reduce Triad charges, DUoS charges, Capacity Market Charges and utilise grid incentives such as Firm Frequency Response.
- A LED Lighting Framework Agreement which will provide a model for public sector bodies wishing to implement LED lighting measures. The Framework Agreement will be open to public sector bodies (including those involved in consortium arrangements). The single lot Framework Agreement will have several suppliers on it who will implement LED Lighting solutions enabling organisations to reduce energy consumption, carbon emissions, ongoing maintenance costs and improve lighting services.
Daphne De Leener, Sustainability Consultant at Essentia, explained; “At Essentia one of our aims is to remove barriers to energy saving. We do this by getting rid of complex procurement and by creating a fast route to market. We also work closely with all our clients providing advice and guidance throughout the procurement process.
“These new stand-alone frameworks were created to respond to the increase in public sector demand for efficiency. Lord Carter’s 2015 review of Productivity in NHS Hospitals estimated that Trusts, for example, could save as much as £125 million collectively by investing in schemes such as LED lighting, combined heat and power units, and smart energy management systems. It’s therefore no surprise that we are experiencing an increase in demand for these types of frameworks as the public sector shifts gears in the drive towards greater efficiencies.”
For further information on each of the Frameworks please email Daphne De Leener at Essentia:- Daphne.Deleener@essentia.uk.com