Mitigate risk with innovative solutions
The energy sector is in a state of transition and with that comes opportunity and risk. EnergyLink Services can offer tailored and innovative solutions to unlock the opportunity and mitigate risks associated with this transition by developing a comprehensive strategy in relation to your energy and emissions management needs.
Navigating carbon and energy legislation
Assistance to attract and participate in government incentive programs
Preparing energy assessments and energy management plans
Preparing carbon and biodiversity offset feasibility studies
Identifying suitable new low energy/low emission technologies
Resilience and climate adaptation
Facilitating sustainability training programs
The Climate Solutions Fund (CSF) is the Australian Government’s signature policy to reduce national carbon emissions and work toward meeting our emission reduction targets set under the Paris Climate Agreement. Similarly, State Government Schemes such as the NSW Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) and Victorian Energy Upgrades Program (VEU, formerly the ‘VEET’) have been established to incentivise energy efficiency upgrades from activities ranging from commercial lighting upgrades to compressed air and ‘fuel switching’.
EnergyLink Services is equipped to deliver turnkey CSF/ESS/VEU advisory services including; eligibility assessment, project registration & accreditation, development of Scheme compliant systems & processes, ACCU procurement and project reporting. We have previously performed these services for a major energy retailer and several Accredited Certificate Providers/Accredited Persons.
EnergyLink Services’ in-house Approved M&V Professional (AM&VP), Rodrigo Padro, is able to validate project plans and implementation reports for energy-saving projects at business and non-residential sites that are implemented under the VEU project-based activities methods.
CSF, ESS AND VEU PARTICIPATION
EnergyLink Services can assist you to understand and manage your organisation’s carbon emissions, claim carbon neutrality and to seek carbon neutral certification under the Federal Government’s Climate Active program.
Our team has the relevant expertise to help your organisation measure, reduce, offset, report and audit emissions for your operations, specific products & services, events, precincts or buildings.
EnergyLink Services has seven in-house Climate Active Registered Consultants for Organisations, Events, Precincts, and Products & Services certifications.
CLIMATE ACTIVE CARBON NEUTRAL CERTIFICATION
EnergyLink Services has specialist expertise to provide your organisation with a rigorous independent energy assessment (sometimes referred to as an energy audit). Through the process of assessing energy consumption, EnergyLink Services can identify and quantify likely energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities that your organisation can employ to not only improve your energy usage but do so in an economically viable manner.
EnergyLink Services can also assist in facilitating the implementation of the opportunities that have been identified in an energy audit. This includes the development of a ‘go-to-market’ strategy, leveraging our existing network of solution providers to commence installations, provide project management expertise and leverage financial benefits from government schemes where possible. We have previously performed these services for a variety of premises including schools, aged care facilities and hotels.
Rigorous measurement and verification (M&V) is an essential component of any energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrade.
EnergyLink Services can provide M&V services based on the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP). IPMVP is the internationally accepted standard for validating energy savings. Specific M&V services the EnergyLink Services team can provide include:
Preparation of M&V plans compliant with IPMVP.
Using M&V plans to obtain project finance.
Assistance with accreditations for organisations under the NSW Energy Savings Scheme Project Impact Assessment with Measurement and Verification (PIAM&V) and Victorian Energy Upgrades Scheme Project-Based Activities (PBA) Methods.
We have three in-house Certified Measurement and Verification Professionals (CMVPs), Michael Hallam, Mark Wallace and Rodrigo Pardo, who have over 13 years of experience between them in the energy management space.
MEASUREMENT AND VERIFICATION
EnergyLink Services can help your organisation to identify the most critical operational risks associated with a changing climate and help you implement robust strategies to build resilience into your business. Key service offerings associated with this service stream include:
Climate change risk assessment and quantification
Adaptation and resilience planning
Embedding climate change considerations into business decision making
Communication of climate risks to business investors and stakeholders
Identification of suitable project opportunities for your organisation
RESILIENCE AND CLIMATE ADAPTATION
Sustainability is becoming increasingly important to investors and business stakeholders. Along with this, there is a growing number of sustainability related reporting methodologies such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), RE100 initiative and Science Based Targets.
EnergyLink Services can provide expert advice on which reporting methodology to adopt and how to gather and assess data to meet the requirements and report under the appropriate reporting mechanism.
EnergyLink services also has demonstrated experience assisting organisations to meet obligations under:
The National Greenhouse Emissions Reporting Act 2007 (NGER Act) (including compiling S19 Reports)
ARENA milestone reporting (including as a Knowledge Sharing Partner)
SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING AND DISCLOSURE
Energy and sustainability are ever-evolving industries. As we learn more about how our actions impact our earth and climate, there is an increasing need to stay informed on how best to avoid, mitigate or minimise this impact. EnergyLink Services can provide bespoke energy and sustainability training tailored for C-Suite professionals to sustainability practitioners and daily operational staff.