Modern Energy Partners: Public Sector Decarbonisation Guidance

Modern Energy Partners

To meet the UK’s public sector estate decarbonisation targets, rapid scale-up of delivery is required across the public sector.

The Modern Energy Partners (MEP) programme explored how this could be achieved, at scale, to drive efficiency, and gain consistent results. This was achieved through utilising a repeatable whole systems approach to develop an end to end decarbonisation process.

The resources are available to download and are intended for use by the public sector and corresponding private sector supply chain (certain resources are limited to public sector use only and are available on request).

What is the end to end process for decarbonisation used by MEP?

The whole process of decarbonising public sector estates can take a number of years and cover a multitude of activities, starting with developing a phased organisational decarbonisation strategy and plan covering the whole estate portfolio and then considering how decarbonisation is going to happen. This should take into account aspects such as:

  • what capacity building is required to monitor and manage decarbonisation,
  • how that will be delivered and what procurement or commercial arrangements will need to be put in place,
  • what the technical solution will be across each site, and at the scale needed.

It is likely that between each phase there will be a need to secure funding through grant funding applications or internal funding routes and writing business cases.

The decarbonisation strategy will set out the overall objectives, while the plan will give more detail on how these will be delivered. The diagram below shows some of the steps that might be set out in a decarbonisation plan, forming the end to end decarbonisation process.

A range of resources that can be utilised to help you through this end to end decarbonisation process can be found below. They are split into three areas:

  1. Insights covering the whole process, to give a high-level understanding of the steps involved
  2. Detailed guidance on the Smart Energy Data Management step
  3. Detailed guidance on the Concept Design and Planning step.

 

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