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The Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRCEES) is a mandatory scheme aimed at improving energy efficiency and cutting emissions in large businesses and public sector organisations.

Organisations qualified for the initial CRCEES phase (April 2010 - March 2014) based on 2008 electricity consumption.

Phase 2 of the scheme begins from 1 April 2014 and runs until 2019.

Who does it apply to?

Organisations qualify for Phase 2 if between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2013 they had:

  • at least one settled half hourly electricity meter
  • consumed at least 6,000 megawatt hours (MWh) or more of qualifying electricity supplied on the settled half hourly market.

Registration for Phase 2 closed on 31 January 2014.

What you need to know?

  • If you qualified for Phase 2 you need to report your consumption via an annual report.
  • As your energy supplier, we are mandated to help you with your annual reporting for CRCEES by providing you with an annual statement. This will show you the consumption for each Meter Point Administration Number (MPAN) / Balancing Mechanism Unit (BMU) which we have supplied and billed during the selected period i.e. 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014.
  • You need to be aware of the changes that come in to effect from 1 April 2014. A summary of these can be found in our fact sheet and full details and more information on these changes can be found on the Environment Agency’s website

Where you can get help?

For more information on the Carbon Reduction Energy Efficiency Scheme please visit the Environment Agency’s website For specific questions we advise contacting the Environment Agency’s CRC helpline on 03708 506 506 or by email

Alternatively please speak to your EDF Energy Relationship Manager.

Quick Wins

Ultimately, the CRC is about improving energy efficiency to reduce carbon emissions year-on-year. This is where organisations can really benefit from the scheme through lower energy bills and spending less by purchasing fewer CRC allowances.

Improve your metering

Smarter meters (AMR) enable more reliable and detailed measurement of energy use than traditional manually read meters. This information is a must for effective energy management and also helps make energy reporting easier. See how you can arrange a cost effective Smarter metering (AMR) package for your organisation.

Make your carbon reporting easier

The scheme places regular carbon reporting requirements on participating organisations. Those that are able to easily monitor their energy use across all their sites and subsidiaries will find complying with the scheme more manageable. Our Energy View service is an automated energy monitoring and targeting facility that can help make your carbon reporting easier, and also help highlight opportunities for energy savings.