Fruitful energy savings for UK company

A major fruit supplier for blue chip UK retailers and wholesale markets has seen savings worth £70,000 a year by joining an energy tax abatement initiative. A G Thames Holdings […]

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By ELN reporter

A major fruit supplier for blue chip UK retailers and wholesale markets has seen savings worth £70,000 a year by joining an energy tax abatement initiative.

A G Thames Holdings joined the Climate Change Agreement (CCA) scheme, which are voluntary agreements made by the industry and the Environment Agency to reduce energy use and emissions.

It was established to allow energy intensive businesses to reduce the cost of the Climate Change Levy (CCL) standing charge on their electricity and gas bills.

The company worked with carbon experts at Utilitywise, who helped identify an opportunity for it to join the CCA scheme.

As a result, the company has eased the burden of the CCA scheme and now receives discounts of around £28,400 a year. It has also achieved a further £41,600 in savings for emissions being excluded from CRC annually.

A G Thames originally had three sites with two performing well and a third that was at risk of a penalty. However grouping the sites together enabled them to offset the poorer performing site against the other two, which saved them from having to pay a costly buy-out for the first target period.

Colin Ormerod, Central Services Manager at A G Thames said: “Utilitywise has provided us with the knowledge and advice to take control of our CCAs. They have helped to interpret the legislation and provided excellent recommendations to ensure we are running to maximum efficiency.”

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