Helping SMEs begin their journey in reducing energy costs and carbon emissions


OnGen for SMEs

SMEs have a part to play in making green energy improvements. Did you know that SMEs make up 99.9% of businesses within the UK and use over 50% of the total energy used by all businesses?

Therefore, it is crucial that SMEs start to consider ways to make their energy use more sustainable to contribute to meeting overall climate targets.

The UK Government has made a call for SMEs to set a carbon reduction target by 2030, with the aim of meeting net-zero by 2050. It is not just the government that thinks this issue is important, Lloyds Banking Group surveyed over one thousand SMEs and found that 90% of businesses agreed that environmental sustainability was an important issue for their business and sector. There are many benefits for SMEs becoming more environmentally friendly; being a sustainable company not only helps reach climate goals and reduce costs, but it also gives your company a competitive edge.

It can be easy to set a company climate goal. However, as an SME, resources may be tight, making it more difficult to act on implementing these green changes.

Many companies lack the in-house expertise or time to investigate such changes, which can be especially difficult for an SME. The British Standards Institution have found that 82% of surveyed companies believe that more guidance is required for companies to reach net-zero.

The scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions associated with your business become the most difficult to tackle scope 3 emissions of your customers. Without an action plan to reduce your emissions, doing business will become more difficult, particularly with your corporate clients.

To make the right decisions, you need the right information. That’s where we can help. Our unique software service equips you with the tools and knowledge that you need to make the best green energy improvements for your organisation. Making green energy improvements, including becoming more energy efficient or switching to a renewable energy supplier, can be easy ways for your organisation to reach net zero on your company’s journey to becoming more sustainable, while also saving money on energy bills.

To access further resources that can help your SME decarbonise, please visit the SME Climate Hub and the NetZero Toolkit by Edinburgh Science.

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 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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