The Central Programme Office for Energy is currently driving MOD wide SMART meter installation, coordinating Energy Audit Programme across the largest 220 sites, representing 76% of emissions, developing compliance strategies for the Carbon Reduction Commitment and data reporting to the Sustainable Development Commission. In addition it is developing standards for manual data capture and reporting and guidance on renewables and sources of external funding.
Key aspects of the Central Programme Office for Energy are: Develop MOD Energy policy and a toolkit to support its implementation; Integrate energy management into MOD decision-making processes; Meet Government and Departmental targets on carbon reduction and energy efficiency; Engage with MOD stakeholders; Achieve legal compliance; Safeguard defence capability; Capture and disseminated best practice.
In Nov 08 a review of energy management in the MOD centred on whether there was a need for change from the Service specific responsibility for managing energy. A need for change was accepted and in Mar 09 the review reported what those changes should be. The major recommendations were to appoint the Chief Executive of Defence Estates as the MOD Energy Champion, create the Central Programme Office (CPO) for Energy within Defence Estates Property Directorate and provide incentivisation to users, site managers and Estate Management Partners.
The CPO for Energy has a core team providing the necessary project and programme management skills to drive pan MOD projects and provide specialist energy management knowledge. A wider team provide support in leading on specific parcels of work such as better access to third party funding, engagement with industry and future provision of Bureau Service across MOD.
The web pages relating to the Central Programme Office for Energy are currently being developed and will be updated shortly. However if there are queries or questions, please contact us:
Central Programme Office
Phone: 0121 311 2167