Digitalenergy urges organisations to “Energy Proof” their business against future energy and carbon reduction laws

Digitalenergy is calling on organisations to “energy proof” their business to ensure to that they don’t fall foul of rapidly evolving energy and carbon reduction legislation.

The energy management software company believes that the only way businesses can ensure compliance with current – and future – energy and carbon legislation is by monitoring and controlling their daily usage in real-time.

Digitalenergy works with clients nationally to reduce their energy costs and consumption by collating, analysing and interpreting energy use, before presenting this information in meaningful cloud-based reports, charts, dashboards and web pages.

With this real-time data at their fingertips, companies can manage their energy usage and simultaneously ensure that they’re adhering to all legislative requirements.

Digitalenergy’s Managing Director Richard Hipkiss said: “Companies choosing to take control of their energy consumption also help energy proof themselves against evolving legal requirements to report and reduce their emissions in the future.”

Mr Hipkiss explained: “Carbon reduction legislation is changing at an unprecedented rate making it imperative for businesses to cut costs and carbon emissions without delay.”

“As legislation stands today, large businesses will need to report their energy use under the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) in 2019 while simultaneously bracing themselves to pay increased tax on every unit of energy consumed when the Climate Change Levy is increased that year.”

“It’s only when a company truly knows how much energy it’s using in real-time that it can reduce consumption, while simultaneously having all the information it requires to demonstrate ESOS compliance.”

Earlier this year, digitalenergy launched the ‘Know Your Energy’ campaign to promote greater awareness about energy waste hotspots on business premises and what can be done to tackle them.

Digitalenergy’s software monitors energy use by capturing data from both main and sub-metering systems before translating this into understandable graphics with any avoidable energy waste being highlighted.