Energy Compliance & Regulations

An accredited team of specialists understanding and supporting businesses through the complexities of compliance covering all industry-related compliance: SECR, ESOS, CCA, P272, CRC, GHG Reporting, MEES, CDP and ISO50001.

DCP 228

DCP 228 is a regulatory change which OFGEM introduced in April 2018 and alters the way distribution charges are calculated according to usage.

The main distribution charge – DUoS (Distribution Use of System) – relates to usage and is calculated using a red, amber and green banding system. DCP 228 will reduce charges incurred during peak (red) energy use periods, with energy costs increasing during amber and green periods for half-hourly businesses. Since distribution charges can account for up to 19% of your company’s bill, we would advise commissioning a comprehensive energy solution, from looking at your budget and tariffs, to identifying technical and behavioural changes to prevent DCP 228 from impacting on your business.

What can we do for you?

We can have a risk managed approach for your electricity and then develop a bespoke energy purchasing strategy, keeping you informed of current energy market price trends and changes in industry pass through charges, as well as legislations such as DCP 228. This will enable us to protect your business both now and in the future by managing your costs and maintaining them within pre-agreed budgets.


Climate Change Agreements (CCA) are voluntary agreements that allow eligible businesses to receive a reduction of up to 90% on Climate Change Levy (CCL), whilst claiming a full or partial exemption from the CRC Energy Efficiency scheme.

If you are currently paying full rate CCL you may be eligible for up to a 100% discount. To achieve the discount, you need to commit to reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions whilst having eligible business processes, classed as energy-intensive.

We’ve been supporting our customers through the CCA scheme since its inception in 2001, determining the best outcome for your business and ensuring targets are achieved.

We will guide you through the application process, compile and maintain your evidence pack for auditing purposes, and complete timely submissions to the regulator.


The Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) is a mandatory carbon emissions reporting and pricing scheme affecting large public and private sector organisations.

Working together we will deliver full compliance for your organisation managing each step of the process. We will understand your estate and its complexities ensuring accurate reports are produced and a full audit trail is delivered to the relevant industry bodies. Our bespoke systems and Data Scientists will interrogate your data providing technical advice and certification whilst identifying the financial and reputational benefits available to you.

Our carbon reporting provides a strategic view of emissions, assisting companies to identify and assess cost reduction or revenue generating opportunities.

We’ve supported companies to manage their exposure to legislation, whilst offering a relevant market insight to support sustainability and respond to climate change.


Greenhouse Gas emission reporting forms part of the suite of environmental reporting increasingly required by business today for both regulatory purposes as part of the Climate Change Act 2008 and for corporate Governance and strategy reporting – often linked to investment strategies.

We can help your company with compliance and environmental reporting through a series of measures:

  • We will determine the organisational scope of the business on which the reporting will have an impact, collecting and processing the data for any compliance period.
  • We will conduct feasibility assessments of commercial opportunities to any potential revenue streams.
  • Our bespoke, industry leading systems and internal energy experts will create reports and dashboards integrating the environmental approach into your overall utilities strategy.
  • This will include conservation, risk management and technical product solutions and culture change developing and implementing an overall strategic carbon/GHG reduction programme.


ISO50001 is an internationally recognised specification for implementing, maintaining and improving an energy management system.

What BiU can do for your ISO5001 certification:

  • We will carry out gap analysis to determine what would need to be done to gain certification.
  • Then develop an action plan and energy management monitoring system, with ongoing support for system implementation.
  • This includes data management, target setting & ongoing monitoring/reporting and certification service.
  • Our service will reduce costs related to energy consumption and the environmental impact from the use of energy.
  • It optimises energy unit rates by limiting ‘risk’ element of the energy procurement process, and improves equipment performance & reliability.

EU Emissions Trading Scheme

The EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) was set up in 2005, and is part of the European Union’s policy to combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions cost-effectively.

Our expert team can ensure your company is compliant with all features of phase 3 (2013-2020), in line with all main changes, including:

  • An initial consultation to determine your specific requirements for EU ETS, including any exemptions
  • Multi-site analysis
  • Review of current, relevant energy information
  • Identify the scope of surveys required to meet legislation
  • Comprehensive reporting along with recommendations on implementing energy saving measures
  • Identify energy saving opportunities to reduce and optimise energy consumption across your portfolio


This ensures you are informed, compliant and maximising any cost saving opportunities the scheme may identify.