The UK District Energy Association Associate Member:
Frontline Energy & Environmental Limited
Frontline Energy & Environmental is a smart innovative company with over 20 years of team experience in facilities and energy management.
Their services enable companies to make effective decisions about issues that positively affect profitability, and capital invested, and also in how your company is perceived.
Organisations looking for optimum value from a service provider need an approach that supports their objectives throughout their processes. By gaining a deep understanding of these processes and focusing on end use efficiency they provide fast, effective solutions to optimise energy usage, maximise savings and minimise the environmental impact.
They provide a comprehensive list of services at Frontline Energy to help your business plan and achieve its end use efficiency targets.
District Energy Schemes
District heating is a system for distributing heat generated in a localised and central location for residential and commercial heating and hot water requirements.
- Cost effective: As wholesale gas rates are cheaper than domestic rates and particularly if run together with a Combined Heat and Power plant, the cost of heat can be much lower than that generated by a domestic gas boiler
- Comfort & Convenience: Hot water and heating is available instantly “on-demand”
- Back-up boilers and cost effective 24/7 backup available to ensure that any heating system downtime is keep to a very minor level
- Safety: Boilers and other heat sources are kept in a separate plant room with appropriate supervision by the ESCo Company. Reduces the chances of gas leaks or fires from a number of different boilers distributed through-out the building
- No annual boiler maintenance fees
- “Regular” power stations suffer further losses during the transmission of electricity along hundreds of miles of High & Medium Voltage transmission and distribution cables – by localising the power production this loss is drastically reduced.
There are various ways that this can work, from using a regular gas boiler through to biomass boiler or any number of different energy plant combinations.
One of the most efficient is to run this in conjunction with a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plant / Unit this is then referred to as a District Energy System or Scheme. In brief all thermal power plants give off heat during electricity generation. This can be released into the natural environment through cooling towers, flue gas, or by other means. A CHP captures some or all of the by-product heat for heating purposes to produce hot water for district heating with temperatures ranging from approximately 80 to 130 °C
Advantages of District Energy Schemes using Combined Heat and Power Units (CHP):
- By using the heat dump that is lost in conventional power stations energy from a Combined Heat and Power Unit this has one of the lowest carbon footprints of all fossil generated plants.
- District Heating using the heat from a Combined Heat and Power unit is also regarded as the cheapest methods for cutting carbon by industry experts.
Funding for retrofit of District Energy Schemes
District Heating Schemes require an upfront investment in to retrofit an existing site or a Greenfield site when not planned in from the beginning. This investment can be achieved as part of the original build or financed separately through a specially setup energy services company (ESCo – Energy Services Company), where end users are billed and savings achieved over the “business as usual” model which is used to pay back the capital investment.
Frontline operates as an ESCo and can facilitate agreements to allow financing, enabling the investment to take place in a structured and transparent manner.
Energy from Waste
Clean Energy from Waste is now possible thanks to a proven and certified new technology that enables any carbon based waste/biomass product to be converted into a synthetic gas that can be utilised in a variety of applications, depending on the clients requirements. Such end uses include combined heat and power using a gas engine and direct firing in a boiler.
The process is an advanced, ultra-high temperature form of gasification. This modular system, which is highly adaptable due to its simple design, can be co-located at the source of waste generation and thus reduces costs and risks associated with transporting waste. Extremely high extraction of the potential energy from waste, combined with minimal emissions which surpass even the most stringent regulations, are just some of the benefits.
Frontline Energy and Environmental will provide a turnkey solution to suit each individual client’s requirements. Since every situation and application of the technology is different, a bespoke design solution must be created every time. Through Frontlines extensive experience in facilities and energy management, we can ensure the energy created from the process is utilised to its maximum potential.
Carbon Counting is the management process of reducing your carbon impact in the most cost-effective way. Frontline’s starting point is a carbon footprint assessment to highlight the activities that create the most emissions. Frontline will then educate the client and their workforce to elucidate its environmental footprint and work with our client to create a plan of action to reduce the client’s organisations carbon emissions.
Frontline Carbon objectives for our clients are to:
- Promote consistency, transparency and credibility in GHG quantification, monitoring, reporting and verification
- Enable organisations to identify and manage GHG-related liabilities, assets and risks
- Create comparable GHG units
- Facilitate the trade of GHG allowances or credits
- Support the design, development and implementation of comparable and consistent GHG schemes or programs
While putting the organisation’s carbon reduction plan in place, Frontline can offer in conjunction with our partners a portfolio of top-quality, certified carbon offsets so you can balance your outstanding impact and achieve carbon neutrality. These projects have been specially selected to deliver real benefits to our project partners in developing countries.
Frontline will separate emissions into three groups
- Group 1 – Direct: emissions directly controlled by the organisation
- Group 2 – Energy indirect: emissions derived from the organisation’s activities but generated by other entities, for instance, those from the energy provider’s power station
- Group 3 – Other indirect: emissions derived from the production of purchased materials and services, such as, waste disposal and outsourced activities
Frontline recognise the following advantages for our clients:
- Prove your commitment to reducing your carbon emissions
- Develop robust, best practice, internal mechanisms for quantifying and reporting GHG emissions
- Prepare legitimate GHG assertions, claims and reports
- Quantify and report emission reductions from projects
- Reduce operating costs, enhance brand and realise value from carbon assets
Good greenhouse gas management has become critical for organisations with more and more companies are including environmental performance criteria in their procurement process. Also with independent Frontline verification, organisations can publish credible information about their carbon footprint, carbon neutrality and/or reductions.
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