Helping the public sector make the best green energy decisions


OnGen for Public Sector/Local Authorities

The UK Government has enshrined a net-zero by 2050 target into legislation, with Scotland setting an earlier target of 2045. More locally, 75% of councils have declared a climate emergency and over 60 council leaders have pledged to meet net-zero by 2045. As energy is one of the largest contributions to the UK’s carbon emissions (25% of total emissions), it is vital that UK public sector bodies continue to focus on reducing energy-related emissions to help meet climate targets.

However, according to a survey conducted by the Energy Contractors’ Association, 43% of councils do not measure the energy they use in council-owned buildings or know how much carbon they produce. Furthermore, 47% say they do not have a strategy in place to reduce the carbon emissions from housing, offices and other buildings. A lack of core funding can also be an issue, with budget cuts meaning council net spend per person is 23% lower now than ten years ago. The Covid-19 pandemic further constrained resources, with staff and funds reallocated to support local people and businesses.

These barriers do not mean public sector net-zero targets cannot be met – public sector organisations need help finding the right solutions, which is where OnGen comes in. OnGen’s unique software suite equips organisations with the tools and knowledge needed to choose the best green energy improvements for your organisation.

OnGen’s cost-effective pricing plan allows organisations to look across their site portfolios to find the best energy efficiency improvements, onsite renewable technologies and renewable grid-supplied energy contracts. By examining your entire portfolio, it will become clear which projects are most beneficial for not only carbon reduction, but also cost saving.

OnGen clearly paves the way to net-zero energy, with a three-step process.
The three-step process to net zero energy

OnGen offers a three-step process through OnGen Expert, OnEfficiency & OnSupply. Steps can be done holistically or separately.


Step 1:

Reduce energy consumption:

With OnEfficiency, we can help you identify where and what you can do to reduce energy consumption and improve energy efficiency.

By becoming more energy efficient, carbon emissions for your organisation will begin to reduce, along with the cost of energy.
OnGen Expert

Step 2:

Consider onsite renewable energy and battery storage:

With the OnGen Expert, we can help you explore the feasibility of generating and storing your own energy via a range of onsite renewable energy generation sources, like solar PV and heat pumps.

Switching to generating renewable energy onsite reduces the demand for grid-supplied energy, lowering the cost of energy bills, gaining resilience to grid fluctuations and reducing carbon emissions.

Step 3:

Switch to zero-carbon energy suppliers:

With OnSupply, we can help you find the cheapest green energy tariffs for any grid-supplied gas and electricity demand.

Eliminate the remaining energy-related carbon emissions for your organisation.

Your organisation will be assigned a dedicated account manager, who will offer training support and guidance. Additionally, if your organisation is struggling for time, the Managed Service, where assessments are conducted by the OnGen team on your behalf, can be a great option.


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Book a 20-minute conversation to discuss how we can help you by providing the right information, to make the right decisions.

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Case Study: North East Yorkshire Humberside Energy Hub

“By assessing solar capability using the OnGen Expert software, we have been able to identify 4,000 tonnes of potential carbon savings in our city-centre building stock. OnGen has made it simple and easy for us to demonstrate potential energy costs savings of £2.9 million across the lifetime of potential onsite renewable installations. The OnGen Expert software has shown us the potential of onsite generation at a fraction of the cost of traditional assessments/consultants.”

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