Association for Public Service Excellence
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Linkedin
  • apse Blog
Who we are
What we do


The latest network queries circulated for this service are listed below.

If you would like more information about any of these queries or want to submit a response, please email Phil Brennan.

RENEW032 - Energy accreditation schemes - 15.02.18

This authority is considering establishing a local accreditation
scheme to encourage the uptake of energy efficiency measures and
energy awareness within local businesses. The intention would be
that the scheme focuses exclusively on the local authority area and
on energy related topics initially.

If the scheme shows promise it may transition to wider
environmental topics in addition to energy.

They are keen to hear from other local authorities who have
developed and / or operate such a scheme or have considered it
and decided against it.

Equally they would like to hear from others who have encouraged
local businesses to take up energy efficiency measures by different


RENEW031 - Power purchase agreements and local authority experience - 120118

This authority is considering installing solar PV on some of the
leisure centres that were previously the Council’s but are now run by
a different organisation and on industrial estate properties. They
intend to sell the electricity to the leisure centre/tenant via a power
purchase agreement. They are keen to hear from other authorities
who have experience of a similar situation and are willing to share
an example PPA and their experience.


RENEW029 - Energy price increases – 12.01.18

This authority has seen energy price increases and has been
informed of a possible 12% rise in electricity costs mainly due to
government levies.

They use a public broker to purchase energy and find it extremely
difficult to compare energy prices due to a lack of transparency
across brokers and different purchasing strategies.

They would like to hear the experiences of others with regard to
increases in energy prices and specifically what others know about
future increases – is 12% a common expectation?



Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit local government body working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.




  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Linkedin
  • apse Blog