Ofgem confirms EDF Energy's success in meeting its energy efficiency targets
Ofgem has verified EDF Energy’s work on the Community Energy Savings Programme (CESP and Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT).
The company, Britain’s largest generator of low carbon electricity, installed a total of 900,000 insulation measures in homes across the country, helping to keep homes warmer and fuel bills lower in the process.
The regulator had challenged suppliers (and electricity generators in CESP) to achieve savings of 293 million lifetime tonnes of carbon dioxide* in CERT and 19.25 million lifetime tonnes of carbon dioxide in CESP through the installation of energy efficiency measures.
In its report to the Secretary of State, Ofgem said EDF Energy had performed above the targets set.
The work carried out by EDF Energy included loft and wall insulation, new energy efficiency boilers and the installation of low carbon heating systems such as air source heat pumps and micro-generation. A typical household can save £310 per year on their bills through having loft and cavity wall insulation installed**.
Eric Salomon, Energy Field Services Director at EDF Energy, said: “Over 350,000 have had free energy efficiency measures installed because of the hard work and funding from EDF Energy. I’d like to congratulate the teams who successfully met the targets in the tight time frame and overcame the challenges of such large projects.
“We’ve now turned our efforts to the Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation where we will install more measures in households across Great Britain.”
People can register their interest for these next schemes on the EDF Energy website: http://www.edfenergy.com/products-services/for-your-home/home-energy-saving-improvements/
* Ofgem determined how much energy an installed energy efficiency measure would save by calculating the carbon dioxide emissions that measure would save over the course of its expected life time. For example the installation of cavity wall insulation in a 3 bedroom semi detached house was deemed to have saved 25.371 tonnes of CO2 over the expected lifetime of the measure.
** Savings information provided by the Energy Saving Trust. Savings based on a typical three-bedroom semi-detached gas heated house with an annual gas consumption of 18,700kWh, with an average gas price of 4.49p/kWh and an electricity price of 14.39p/kWh; correct as of September 2011 and valid for 2011-12. Actual savings achieved will vary depending on type, age, main heating fuel of your home or if you choose to take increased warmth following installation of the improvements.