Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing Trust (MTVH) is developing a new build residential site on the former Shredded Wheat factory located in Welwyn Garden City. The development will ultimately comprise of 643 apartments which are split into six different Blocks of varying size. The scheme is solely for residential use and is under plan review with the local authority to build additional units into the design up to a maximum of c1000.
Ener-Vate developed the commercial model for a Heat Network to serve the site. This formed the basis of expectation of value for the client board to base decisions of ownership structure. The model showed outputs for phase 1 only but had a view of what the expanded system would require and how customer tariffs are protected should the technical design of the scheme change with ever increasing demands of carbon reduction.
Following the commercial modelling and board structure decision, and utilising the industry skills, expertise and experience of our team, Ener-Vate provided the necessary support to Metropolitan Thames Valley in procuring an ESCo for the heating provisions at the Wheat Quarter.
Ener-Vate created a new, tailored document based on the requirements both structurally and commercially of Metropolitan Thames Valley for the site.
Ener-Vate then formed part of the evaluation panel on the returned bids, testing the cost assumptions and inputs of the tenders and benchmarked against our database of market rates.
Once a preferred partner had been chosen Ener-Vate were part of the team finalising the legal suite of contracts and customer documentation in order to ensure services and standards were captured alongside strict reporting requirements placed on the ESCo provider.
MTVH - The Wheat
“Armed with the very thorough, informed report carried out by Ener-Vate, Springfield were able to base their decisions on accurate and knowledgeable information.”
“The Ener-Vate team provided a valuable resource alongside their commercial model which has proved to be an invaluable tool during our ESCo Development providing a clear insight into the long-term heat agreement that informed and influenced decision making.”
“Ener-Vate were excellent in responding to the terms of the brief and working with Springfield to produce a concise and well-reasoned assessment of the viability of providing a District Heating System within a mixed-use Masterplan for around 2,500 new homes and associated uses on the south side of Elgin. ”
“It has been good to have Ener-Vate on board to support us through this project. Their in depth industry knowledge and hands on approach to problem solving has been just what we needed. ”
“We have been working with Ener-Vate for many years now and keep coming back for the high quality client focus they provide in sectors which are important to us. Ener-Vate fill the gap between technical options and commercial reality and the knowledge and experience that the founders of company, have flows through their dynamic and growing team. ”
“Ener-Vate were able to bring their deep knowledge and understanding of the energy market to give Midlothian Council the confidence to procure and deliver an innovative public/private joint venture energy company. Of particular value to the Council was Ener-Vate’s flexible commercial model and their assistance with extensive market sounding and understanding of risk. ”
“Safe Community Homes used Ener-Vate as their Low Carbon energy consult as part of their £40m housing scheme. As part the development Ener-Vate provided a feasibility on how to maximize natural resources to create a local decentralized energy solution encompassing the use of Ground Source Heat Pumps and Solar PV, aligned with the creation of a locally owned ESCo to manage the energy system. The work undertaken by Ener-Vate was of the highest quality, innovative and easy to understand. We want to continue to work with enervate on other project and we would be prepared to provide a capability reference if asked. ”
“I’ve worked with Ener-Vate on several renewable projects throughout the UK and found their inputs invaluable. They have contributed various services on our Deep Geothermal DHN projects providing excellent financial modelling and expert analysis on Developer/Client documentation. We have also utilised their services on detailed feasibility for all of our Mixed-Use Developments both on DHN and Private Wire arrangements. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending their services on Renewables Projects and will continue to utilise their expertise in concept and delivery for our various green energy schemes. ”
“Leeds PIPES have worked with Ener-Vate for several years and their expertise and tenacity has been instrumental in engaging customers and helping them to understand the business benefit of connecting to our network. This supports the partnership between Leeds City Council and Vital and has helped to grow our network significantly, with further major connections anticipated in the near future. ”
“Having worked with Ener-Vate for over 12 months, I found them not only professional and reliable, but passionate about driving the successful delivery of heat networks across England. Expertise that many organisations require as they move towards achieving Net Zero. ”
“Ener-Vate provided the kind of industry experience knowledge which helped us to verify all costs and that the roles and responsibilities of each party were assigned correctly and balanced. ”
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Following installation of energy assets, it is vitally important for them to be managed. Ener-Vate provides industry commercial and contract expertise to ensure assets are managed to perform as designed.
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