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Draft Statutory Instruments for CESP Published

Submitted by: MikeC (Admin) on 14-Jul-09 01:13:39 PM

The Government has published its draft Statutory Instrument setting out proposed regulations for the implementation of CESP (Community Energy Saving Programme).

A few bits and pieces I plucked from the legalese with regard to the practice of Home Energy Advisor (HEA) (although I’m not sure many of you will be that interested anymore!).

Qualifying as an “energy assessor”

Disregarding the ambiguous title of the role, it defines “energy assessor”, for the purposes of CESP, as:

“energy assessor” means a person with any of the following qualifications—

(a) City and Guilds (6176) in Energy Awareness;

(b) Level 3 of the National Vocational Qualification 6049-03 (Provide Energy Efficiency Services);

(c) a qualification based on units one to five of the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Home and Community Energy Advisers which qualification is awarded by a body which has been approved and quality assured by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator; or

(d) an equivalent qualification that is recognised by a member State of the European Union, an EEA State or Turkey

The basic role of the HEA

In Schedule 1, it defines home energy advice as:

(a) a home energy survey;

(b) home energy assistance; and

(c) a home energy report;

Home Energy Survey

2. A home energy survey means the survey of a domestic energy user’s property carried out by an energy assessor with a view to providing home energy assistance.

3. Home energy assistance means information provided by an energy assessor to a domestic energy user, in person at the time of the home energy survey, which deals with such of the matters set out in paragraph 4 as are applicable to that user.

4. The matters referred to in paragraph 3 are—

(a) where programming or heating controls—

(i) are installed, how these controls may be used more effectively to achieve energy efficiency savings or energy savings;

(ii) are not installed, whether they would be appropriate for the property.

(b )where a boiler is installed to provide heating or hot water—

(i) an assessment as to whether that boiler is working efficiently;

(ii) how that boiler may be used more effectively to achieve energy efficiency savings or energy savings;

(iii) whether that boiler could be replaced by a more efficient model.

(c) in respect of any electrical appliances or devices, how they may be used more effectively to achieve energy efficiency savings or energy savings;

(d) how energy efficiency savings or energy savings can be achieved in relation to general hot-water use, especially that connected to the use of showers, baths and washing machines;

(e) such other information which an energy assessor reasonably believes may assist a domestic energy user to achieve energy efficiency savings or energy savings.

5. A home energy report means a report that sets out in writing—

(a) the home energy assistance;

(b) a list of actions or measures which will help the particular domestic energy user to achieve energy efficiency savings or energy savings; and

(c) the contact details for the Energy Saving Trust,

and is provided to a domestic energy user within three months of the home energy survey.

1% cap on home energy advice

From various sources I read last week, there seemed to be an overall assertion that home energy advice would be capped at 2% of an energy provider’s allowable offset.

Not so:

(c) no more than 1% of a generator’s or a supplier’s carbon emissions reduction obligation may be achieved by the provision of a home energy advice package.

[ Added: In fact, in the Government's response to the CERT consultation, it does indeed state 2%. ]

Draft CESP, Part 3 - Qualifying actions, notifications and approvals

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