A COMPANY is playing a big part in tackling energy issues.
Yorkshire Energy Services, based in Huddersfield and employing 48 people, specialises in developing products and services to help householders save energy, reduce their bills and improve their living conditions.
The company has successfully procured managerial contracts for two of the country’s largest council-endorsed home insulation schemes, Wrap up Leeds and Insulate Hampshire.
Government policies in the renewable energy sector enabled Yorkshire Energy Services to launch its own solar installations subsidiary, YESrenewables, in 2010. That business has gone on to complete more than 250 PV installations across Yorkshire. It is now branching out to add external wall insulation and hard-to-treat cavity wall insulation to its product portfolio.
Earlier this year, YES Projects was launched to drive commercial business and bridge the gap between energy suppliers and public sector bodies.
In an effort to tackle fuel poverty, Yorkshire Energy Services provides an energy help loan to help low income families access critical energy-saving services. The organisation also supports the South and West Yorkshire “Hotspots programme with public sector partners to help vulnerable householders with benefits advice, fire safety and energy-saving products.
The company was also instrumental in the formation of the Yorkshire and Humber Microgeneration Partnership, an impartial organisation set up to support customers, installers and advocated of renewable energy technologies.
As a community interest company, Yorkshire Energy Services invests part of its profits into future energy efficiency schemes to tackle fuel poverty and support communities.
It has also been selected by the Department of Energy and Climate Change as one of 22 pioneer Green Deal providers responsible for sourcing and managing the finance connected to Green Deal installations. It is also one of six Green Deal Skills Exemplars.
Current projects include the Insulate Hampshire scheme run with Hampshire County Council and Wrap up Leeds, a contract to deliver Leeds City Council’s free home insulation scheme to 15,000 homes across the council’s area.
Last April, Yorkshire Energy Services was allocated funding to deliver a National Free Home Insulation scheme.
The firm’s marketing executive Alex Krzesinski said: “Through its recent developments, Yorkshire Energy Services is well-placed to provide energy efficiency services at a national level.
“With Green Deal and a sea of opportunities for collaborations with new and existing shareholders, the organisation has a positive outlook for the future.”