Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme


Closing date for applications:
31 January 2021

Recently, the government has announced its “Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme”- a £1 billion project, aimed at ensuring organisations within the public sector can reduce the amount of CO2 they emit.

This scheme is being carried out by Salix Finance, who has been making environmental improvement to the public sector since 2004.

Those who can apply for a grant as part of this scheme include:

  • Educational bodies such as Schools, Nurseries, or Colleges.
  • NHS Trusts.
  • Emergency Services such as fire departments, police, or ambulances.
  • Government Departments.
  • Non-Departmental government bodies.

The scheme is part of the government’s plan to become carbon neutral by 2050.


What does the grant cover?

When it comes to decarbonisation, there are many things that we could be doing. But sometimes, the biggest obstacle is financing. Thankfully the new government scheme is going to take that burden away from public sector bodies, with the money they will be able to make improvements such as:

  • Improving insulation so that heat won’t escape through the walls.
  • Improving glazing so that heat won’t escape through the windows.
  • Adding heating controls so that buildings aren’t going to be using more heat than they need.
  • Adding solar panels so that you can generate electricity without having to come from fossil fuels.
  • LED lighting which is more environmentally friendly than regular lighting.
  • Heat pumps so you can easily store excess heat until it’s needed.
  • Voltage optimisation so that you can provide more power with less energy.


How and when to apply

If you wish to apply for a grant from the “Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme”, there are some deadlines that you need to be aware of.

  • Grant applications need to be submitted by January 2021
  • Plans need to be submitted by September 2021
  • Buildings or institutions need to reduce their heat emissions by 2030

To submit your application, you will need to apply online; you can apply by going to the Salix Finance website.

To apply for the grant, you have to make sure you are the main energy bill payer for the organisation you work for, and the cost of saving 1 ton of carbon is less than £500. Consultant and management fees may not be covered.

By utilising powerPerfector technology, you’ll be doing both yourself and the planet a favour. Your energy consumption and bills will be reduced, and and the installation will pay for itself.

powerPerfector’s expert’s can help you with all aspects of the scheme’s implementation using our 5 step system below:


Why powerPerfector?

powerPerfector VPO units offer a higher persistence factor than any other voltage optimisation technology eligible for this scheme.

Having a high persistence factor ensures that our powerPerfector units have a longer anticipated lifetime than any other energy efficiency technology when calculated by lifetime savings.

Each unit will have a lifetime of more than 30 years, and what’s more, they also come with a 15-year warranty.

We guarantee that you will save a minimum of 5% on your electrical bills, and we will prove this to you with annual measurement and verification reports.

powerPerfector technology has been installed in 25 government departments and numerous councils since 2005.


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