How industrial estates in Sussex can reduce energy costs and
environmental impact

BHESCo want to partner with industrial estates in Sussex to design and install modern renewable energy and battery storage solutions that will deliver big reductions in operational costs and on-site carbon emissions.

Industrial estates are energy intensive sites with a significant environmental impact and high ongoing heat and power costs.

At the same time, industrial and business parks typically have an abundance of available space which could be better utilised by introducing on-site solar PV generation and energy storage technologies.

When combined with a holistic energy efficiency improvement strategy and a modern smart energy management system, this presents a valuable opportunity for driving down energy consumption and associated expenses.

Furthermore, by implementing technologies which enable your site to import and export energy, we can explore potential revenue generating opportunities to be gained from providing flexibility services to the local electricity network or by selling power directly to neighbouring properties via peer-to-peer trading.

BHESCo is seeking to establish partnerships with industrial sites in Sussex who are interested in developing a forward-thinking energy strategy which can be designed and implemented at no upfront cost through our Pay As You Save financing.

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Why industrial estates must embrace a modern, long-term strategy to navigate the challenges of the energy transition

Industrial and business parks are areas of intensive business activity which will continue to play a vital role in the local and national economy for decades to come.

It is therefore essential that business parks take action now to prepare for the radically different energy landscape that will soon emerge as a result of the transition to net zero carbon emissions.

Continuing with a business as usual approach and maintaining a reliance on fossil fuels for heat and power could present major financial obstacles as new low-carbon policies are enacted.

The introduction of a carbon-tax and the migration of environmental levies from electricity tariffs to gas tariffs will add significant costs onto carbon-intensive industries who do not change their methods or improve their current infrastructure.

Furthermore, the absence of modern, low-carbon initiatives in your business strategy could resonate negatively with potential business tenants and other stakeholders who increasingly prioritise environmental responsibility in their decision making.

What options are available for improving the energy performance at your industrial estate?

A large site size combined with the high energy intensity of an industrial park presents an array of attractive possibilities for improvement.

The rapid evolution of low-carbon technologies and smart energy management systems, combined with ever decreasing costs and strengthening supply chains, means that new business models and cost saving/ revenue generating opportunities are becoming available all the time.

Depending on the energy profile of your industrial estate, the architectural attributes of each building, the geographical location of the site, and the demands of your business tenants, potential improvements could include:

Improving energy efficiency and thermal insulation

Improving the thermal and energy efficiency of the buildings and facilities located at your industrial estate will provide a higher level of comfort for business tenants while reducing corresponding energy consumption and associated costs.

In some cases it is possible to achieve energy consumption reductions of 15% or more.

Installing on-site renewable micro-generation

Available roof space that is suitable for solar PV generation should be exploited to its maximum potential.

Generating your own on-site electricity will be considerably cheaper compared to the commercial rates offered by national energy suppliers.

The ability to generate renewable electricity will also open up new revenue streams for your business park via the sale of excess electricity. Examples could include:

Taking advantage of battery storage technologies

The cost of battery storage has come down in recent years and their widescale adoption will form a crucial part in the development of a modern, flexible, low-carbon electricity network.

Installing battery storage technologies can deliver a suite of benefits and opportunities for your industrial park.

Examples include:

Digital energy management and data visualisation

At BHESCo we believe that ‘what is measured can be managed’.

Integrating remote monitoring and controls into the heating, lighting, battery storage and power generating technologies of your industrial park will enable facilities managers to gather data and gain new insight into the energy profile of your site.

Data visualisation and analysis can empower you to identify patterns and initiate improvements to processes and behaviour.

This could include adjustment of heat and lighting settings in response to new information, or creating a compelling business case for the adoption of new technologies where applicable.

Collating accurate data on electricity consumption patterns can enable industrial park managers to detect periods of peak and low energy usage, and to programme lighting, heating, and devices to achieve maximum cost-efficiency.

What are the key benefits of installing energy saving and energy generating technologies at your industrial park?

Lower monthly heat and power costs

Establish new income streams from sale of energy

Enhance reputation with stakeholders

Provide energy flexibility services to regional DNO

Accelerate UK's transition to net zero carbon

Reduce vulnerability to volatile energy markets

How working with BHESCo will deliver the best results for improving the energy performance of your industrial estate

To identify opportunities for improving the energy performance of any industrial park or business facility it is vital to gain a thorough understanding of existing energy demand and consumption patterns.

For this reason, a bespoke BHESCo energy survey should be the first phase of any planned improvements, underpinning every other stage of your future energy strategy.

Our bespoke energy survey will provide a thorough and detailed examination of every aspect involved with heating and powering your buildings and facilities.

Our analysis will measure and compare the anticipated reduction in demand that we can expect from installing different types of energy saving and/ or energy generating technologies.

Energy Saving Business Organisation - Alistair Fleming Fine English Cabinetry - Brighton Hove Energy Services - Renewables Solar PV
Rooftop solar PV array installed by BHESCo at Alistair Fleming Cabinetry workshop, Sussex, 2018

In this way we can make conclusions about which combination of technologies will best meet the heat and power requirements of the business park, as well as being able to provide upfront cost and future savings projections to help you make the best decision.

BHESCo’s industry experience and expertise makes us an ideal partner for industrial estate managers who are interested in improving the energy performance of their facilities.

Our Project Management Team will design a bespoke on-site micro-generation and energy saving system, identifying technology synergies to enhance efficiency and deliver maximum cost savings for your industrial estate.

BHESCo’s services and the installation of energy saving/ generating technologies are available for no upfront cost through our innovative ‘Pay As You Save’ financing.

Funding Your Energy Saving Measures

At BHESCo we understand that the upfront cost of installing energy saving measures for your business or organisation can be expensive.

That’s why we make our innovative ‘Pay As You Save’ financing available to all of our customers.

We cover the upfront project cost on your behalf which is then paid back over time using a portion of the savings achieved on your monthly energy bill. Once our loan is repaid you become the owner of your energy saving measures and will enjoy 100% of the savings for the lifetime of the equipment.

Project Contact Form

If you are interested in working with BHESCo to revolutionise the way that your business or organisation sources it’s heat and power then please provide your details in the form below and a member of our Projects Team will get back to you to discuss next steps.