This year Thameswey, through their Action Surrey project, have been offering free energy efficiency consultancy for SME businesses in the Woking Borough Council area. Energy efficiency is an increasingly important issue for smaller businesses and there are many ways in which substantial savings can be made as well as reducing carbon emissions.
This pilot has been funded by Thameswey Sustainable Communities Ltd in order to develop its energy efficiency consultancy services towards businesses, and to help Woking Borough Council make progress against its Woking 2050 sustainability strategy by lowering carbon emissions from local business and industry.
Action Surrey, on behalf of Thameswey Sustainable Communities, is offering a grant of up to 1/3 of the installation costs (up to £4000) towards an upgrade to LED lighting in community buildings within Woking Borough. (more…)
Work is underway to connect Woking’s newest office development to Thameswey’s heat, cooling and electricity networks. Victoria Gate, a major refurbished office building for Aviva, has been connected to the low carbon energy supplies generated at the town centre energy station in Victoria Way. The work has involved the installation of new district heat and cooling pipes connecting into the network that runs under Victoria Way. (more…)
Earlier this month Thameswey Sustainable Communities Ltd, through its county-wide energy efficiency programme – Action Surrey – opened up £64,000 of funding to the public to provide grants for home energy efficiency measures such as insulation, double glazing and replacement boilers. (more…)
To help Woking Borough Council meet its sustainability targets, Action Surrey (funded by Thameswey Ltd) are offering free support for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Woking to reduce their energy costs and consumption.
For eligible organisations, a business energy specialist will visit you and produce a comprehensive report on your current energy use with viable strategies to reduce your future costs.
Support will then be available to implement any recommendations, including access to financial support where applicable.
Did you know?
Energy cost savings of between 10% – 25% are identified for most businesses using our energy audit format.
On-site renewable generation can create a long term income
Upgrading lighting gives a rapid return on investment, with potential bill savings of around 60% in many cases.
A typical Business EnergySMART audit will include:
Analysis of your current energy use, future business plans, current working practices and energy billing
Recommendations to reduce energy related costs such as lighting; equipment, installing on-site renewable generation capacity and optimising energy/water billing
A way forward to implement recommendations, with further support on offer to procure reputable installers and devise strategies to reduce consumption.
Woking’s newest office building is to be connected to Thameswey’s district heating and cooling networks. Victoria Gate is undergoing extensive refurbishment and enlargement with the addition of a floor and roof terrace to create a major new landmark building. During 2017 Thameswey will be extending its district heating, cooling and private wire networks to supply the building with all its energy demands. The work, which is due to start in January, is expected to take up to 4 months and the building is planned to be finished by September.
Thameswey Sustainable Communities Ltd’s project Action Surrey has just launched a new website to help local residents and organisations stay warm, reduce their energy costs, and reduce their environmental impact.
As the county’s leading provider of energy saving advice, we are using the site to help people access approved contractors for energy saving property improvements such as wall or loft insulation, new boilers, solar panels and more.
When you enquire you will get access to your own unique profile tracking your installations, as well as giving you an insight into further actions you could take to save energy. The website will also feature an interactive blog for people to share their thoughts on anything from how they stay warm at home, to wider sustainability and energy issues that they wish to discuss.
John Scott, who helped to develop the website, said that “we think this is a great resource for local people to take positive action to improve their home and environment, and to share ideas and thoughts on how they want to do this”.
Last month, through a £10,000 grant from Thameswey’s Action Surrey project, St Mary of Bethany Church in Woking were able to replace their broken old boiler with a brand new efficient model. This will help make the church warmer and cheaper to run, as well as reducing their impact on the environment.
Watch the video to hear their vicar Steve Beak talking about the effect of the new boiler, and the process they went through with us to get it.
Thameswey Milton Keynes has been highlighted as one of the UK’s “hidden” power stations, helping to ease the stress on the National Grid.
In a recent press release by energy industry specialists Flexitricity, Thameswey was flagged as a good example of a generator that is helping to keep the country’s lights on.
Using two gas CHP engines which can be made available to the National grid when not required for local generation, Thameswey is able to provide 6MW of generating capacity to help support National Grid during times of system stress and to support the transmission system during winter peaks.