Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme – Funding for Onsite Renewables

July 19, 20230

About the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme 

Phase 3c of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme has been announced and the application window is expected to open in Autumn 2023.  

This funding is available to all public sector businesses and Phase 3 will provide over £1.425 billion of grant funding over the multiple application windows. Phase 3c will offer £230 million of government-granted funding to be made available over the financial years of 2024/25. The Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme was commissioned by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero and the Government Property Function with the aim of helping public sector businesses to decarbonise and achieve net zero.  

At present, public sector buildings across the UK are valued at £515 billion and make up 2% of the UK’s total greenhouse gas emissions. This scheme will help to reduce fossil fuel emissions related to public buildings by ensuring they are decarbonising heating by replacing end of life boilers with heat pumps. 


How Can OnGen Help Your Business? 

With the help of the award-winning OnGen Expert, users can produce a comprehensive and detailed report to identify the most cost-effective projects that will decarbonise their energy use. The most relevant technologies covered in the OnGen Expert and related to the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme funding are solar thermal and air/ground source heat pumps. The tool streamlines the time-consuming process of assessing multiple technology options manually by producing an end report that contains specific details on what renewable energy systems are most feasible. 

The Greater South East Net Zero Hub has utilised the OnGen Expert to assess a range of local authorities to identify the best opportunities to install onsite renewables. As a result of their use of the software, the hub successfully secured a total of £37,607,111 of funding from the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme. You can view examples of projects that have been funded and successfully deployed during Phase 3 on the UK Government website. 


Want To Get Involved? 

If you missed out on the last phase of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme or you’re not quite sure where to start, then get in touch today. Our team of in-house specialists would be happy to talk you through how our software suite can help you generate the best business case for installing onsite renewables and/or energy efficiency measures. The OnGen Expert helps to provide some of the key figures and values needed to apply for this funding. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to enhance your team’s skillset and secure the necessary funding to bring your net zero goals to life. 

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