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Energy: Government Departments

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he plans to take steps to encourage voltage optimisation on the Government estate. (295278)

Steps are already being taken to encourage uptake of voltage reduction technologies (including voltage optimisation) across the Government estate. Budget 2009 announced over £50 million in interest-free loans for public sector organisations including central Government, to invest in effective energy efficiency technologies including voltage reduction technologies. Some of this funding has already been allocated to voltage reduction technologies on the Government estate.

In addition, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is working through the Pan Government Energy Project to promote collaborative procurement opportunities and funding streams for all public sector organisations that will contribute to energy demand reduction, including the development of a framework contract voltage reduction technologies.