Energence

Energence Ltd was formed in 2008 as a venture to develop the concept of the automated monitoring of local authority renewable energy planning policies like the 'Merton Rule' and the Code for Sustainable Homes. We now provide a comprehensive service to (mainly London) boroughs implementing the Mayor's energy policy 5.2 (revised Plan SI2). We monitor thousands of Feed in Tariff PV arrays for Housing Associations and Councils - as well as organisations like the YHA and Open University. It is not just about monitoring the actual equipment but also the administration of the monitoring - smoothing the process for officers and project managers. The Energy Monitoring Platform can analyse and crunch data on the performance of PV and Air Source Heat Pumps with a range of downloadable interactive graphs and datasheets. We have very experienced financial and legal advisers that support the Company and ensure stability, and that issues such as GDPR data compliance is met to the required standards .

Team

Steven Harris
Steven HarrisHead of Technical and Policy
Adrian Hewitt
Adrian HewittProject Director
Amit Lakhani
Amit LakhaniProgramming and Design
Masha Trosheva
Masha TroshevaData Analysis and Reporting

The team have many years experience and expertise in renewable energy, Planning, architecture, software programming, finance and law. Energence has a network of companies and experts that it regularly partners with on projects.

Steven Harris
Was previously Head of Low Carbon Technologies for the Energy Saving Trust, where he worked with deep level technical advice and interpretation of field trail results for public and industry dissemination.  Often described as the EST’s ‘techie of last resort’. He sat on Government and Industry Advisory and steering groups including the Microgeneration Certification Scheme, the Carbon Compliance Standards Group (Zero carbon definition), The ETI Strategic Advisory Group and several Smart Technology and Metering Groups.

Adrian Hewitt
Had responsibility for developing and implementing sustainability and energy policies at the London Borough of Merton – most notably the Merton Rule which won the Royal Town Planning Institute’s Silver Jubilee Cup in 2006. Also an occasional MSc lecturer in Sustainable Urban Development at Oxford University, and teaches renewable energy Master-classes for the Royal Town Planning Institute. In 2007 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and in May 2008 won the Heating & Ventilation Contractor Association’s Gold Award.

History

The prototype system was commissioned by the London Borough of Merton in 2007. It was programmed by computer engineering students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. The prototype was demonstrated at the Government Offices for London in 2008. The Platform concept was further evolved with Version 2 used to monitor several buildings in Merton. Version 3 was built in 2011 and was deployed for monitoring FiT (Feed in Tariff) for housing associations, councils, and private companies. Version 4 went live in Nov 13 and is hosted on www.energymonitoringplatform.co.uk.

The Energence Platform is an application of the “City Knowledge” concept of Urban Data Management developed by Prof Fabio Carrera of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Mass) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Version history

    Version 1: programming by Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Massachusetts).
    Version 2: programming by Redfish GroupSanta Fe, (New Mexico).
    Version 3: programming by John Guerin, Phoenix, Arizona.
    Version 4: Energy Monitoring Platform designed and built by Amit Lakhani