The Carbon Reduction Commitment, a mandatory emissions trading scheme, will apply to all large UK companies and requires regular monitoring, analysis and reporting of performance, energy policy and improvement strategy. JBN is able to provide a comprehensive product and services solution to assist compliance in this area. Further information can be found in the automatic monitoring and targeting equipment guide from the Carbon Trust. Details are available on request from JBN. So which services do we offer in this area:
- Enterprise Device Manager for monitoring, control and asset management.
- Retrofit new and legacy data centres with a unique, purpose built “non invasive” monitoring capability - without the need for power downtime. Understand your current power usage, identify capacity and recover power and cooling capacity.
- Intelligent Desking Solutions. Identify systems powered on and not in use. Centrally controlled power saving on PC’s and workstations to remove employee intervention. Significant reduction in energy costs and consumption. Monitoring of kWh used enables large organisations to apportion costs more accurately.
- Audit, implement and sustain energy use, costs and carbon emissions. Provide an accurate assessment of typical operations within a client’s data centre. Identify opportunities for improvement and quick low/no risk wins associated with carbon and energy use. Collect and analyse data on energy use. Develop a structured carbon management strategy. Specify best practice energy management policies and strategies. Define total savings and savings per area for longer term energy savings initiatives. Implement energy monitoring and targeting systems. Provide training for key staff and ongoing support to ensure proper implementation of a regulatory compliant programme. Find and develop new opportunities for energy efficiency.
- Intelligent Power Strips accurately measure critical power and energy information in real time. Monitor voltage, current, KVa, KWh, power factor and frequency. Any combination of single and three phase units; available with single or dual feed.
Carbon Reduction Commitment
The business and public sectors generate over one third of UK CO2 emissions. Now, a new cap and trade scheme will incentivise significant carbon abatement in non-energy intensive sectors, delivering bottom-line financial benefits. The Government announced its decision to implement the new scheme, the Carbon Reduction Commitment or CRC, in the Energy White Paper published in May 2007. It aims to reduce carbon emissions in large non-energy intensive organisations by 1.2 million tonnes of carbon per year by 2020.
The CRC will be a mandatory emissions trading scheme, targeting emissions currently not included in the EU ETS or Climate Change Agreements, from up to 5,000 large organisations. This scheme will include, for example, supermarket chains, hotel chains, office-based corporations, government departments and large local authorities. In its current proposed format, the CRC will cover all organisations whose electricity consumption through half hourly meters is greater than 6,000MWh/yr – equivalent to an annual electricity bill of ~£500k.
All energy other than transport fuels will be covered, such as electricity, gas, fuel and oil. At the end of each year company performance, mainly based on absolute carbon reductions since the start of the scheme, will be summarised in league tables outlining the best and worst performers in terms of carbon emissions and reduction.