What We Do


Smart Energy Solutions NI Ltd is an energy conservation consultancy and installer of energy management systems installer. We design, install, monitor and maintain Energy, Carbon and Water Management Systems to accurately measure existing usage, identify waste, reduce consumption and cost, track progress using threshold alerts to automatically identify anomalies to control efficiency savings.

We are part of Invest NI’s energy and resource efficiency consultancy.

Energy Management Systems are designed to collect, store, and display data in a simple format to help understand where, when and how energy and water are consumed, only then can we identify patterns of consumption and opportunities for improvement.

For example;
Identify savings from plant and equipment left switched on after hours and compressed air leaks.
Power quality improvement including, harmonic filters, power factor correction, voltage optimistion, increased import capacity, reactive energy charges.
Water leaks without detection can cost business thousands of pounds, leaks may only be investigated when the bill is received by the utility provider.

International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP)

The IPMVP is part of an approach for controlling, optimising, or reducing energy costs by measuring technical and economic performance. The IPMVP is not a standard but a “framework document describing shared best practices for measuring, calculating, and monitoring the savings achieved in the context of energy efficiency projects”. It defines the methodology for defining a standardised procedure for auditing, measurement and verification of energy performance. Internationally, it is now the most widely-used framework.

Determining Baselines

A four-week period of measurement and verification to procure baseline measurements. Identifying and collecting data from a control group is a crucial step that must be obtained prior to making changes to a system. You need to know where you are in order to determine the correct policy to put into place. Specifically, in energy management, relying on a monthly energy bill is seldom enough to make informed decisions about energy reduction. The reason is simple: Power bills are an aggregate of all the energy used in a facility and do not have the granularity to show detail consumption by various systems such as HVAC, lighting, or refrigeration. There is no way to detect individual energy excess by simply viewing the bottom line of a power bill. Smart monitoring is used to drive maximum value and monitor branch circuits, providing not only the essential consumption data such as power, energy, and demand, but also PF and harmonic data to gauge overall system with the goal of further reducing costs though preventative maintenance. Operational data obtained from the measurement and verification study should indicate significant improvements to the operational schedules within the building could help ease energy consumption.

Setting the Standard

After the measurement and verification analysis is complete, a set of standards, goals, and energy policies are established to ensure that the monitoring tools would be used to their maximum potential. This criterion becomes the foundation for measurement, analysis, and verification used by the energy management software and their full-time, in-house analysis team whose job it was to support the client’s daily needs on-site. A blend of Smart expertise and the client’s need for optimal eff experience drove the development of the set of standards and energy charge schedules. Ideal illumination, temperature and humidity were taken into careful consideration as the standards were being refined. After all, an unpleasant store could negatively impact customer satisfaction and lead to lost revenue. The objective was to illustrate key performance indicators for energy savings by incorporating measurement devices into existing equipment so that a verified dollar amount could be tied to any behavioural changes made by the company. To achieve this, the monitoring architecture was designed to take in multiple inputs from a mixture of sensors, including temperature and humidity, as well as energy data from various metering points in both individual stores and across the company as a whole. Armed with this comprehensive information, a customized energy platform with alerts and ondemand reporting was constructed to show both energy savings and waste, where a negative dollar value was calculated when established energy standards were ignored. The impact of correlating behaviour changes to the bottom line was critical to the success of the program.

Services include Energy Audits, ESOS & DECs assessments, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 ISO 50001 OHSAS 18001/ISO45001 management systems, building fabric surveys, meter and BMS system integration, remote sites monitoring, advanced heating & cooling solutions.

In a recent survey conducted by BDO on behalf on the N.I. Chamber of Commerce and Industry it was revealed that 73% of local businesses are looking for efficiency savings. Most reported they do not have the time or expertise to implement and maintain savings.

How can we help?

Engagement with key members of staff will allow us to understand both business operations and
existing approach to energy management. By measuring and validating existing energy usage using
real time energy monitoring equipment, we will establish current annual baseline consumption, the starting point for your energy reduction plan.

Energy Survey

Conduct an energy survey to identify power quality issues and energy cost saving opportunities, including:

Monitor for energy deviations, such as sags or swells, using harmonic analysis, event logging, and waveform capture. Facility managers can use the detailed PQ data to diagnose power quality issues before they result in equipment breakdown or system inefficiency.

Harmonics, power factor, voltage transformers, heating systems, ventilation, extraction, air conditioning, refrigeration, compressors, leak detection, lasers, press machines, process motors, heat recovery and building fabric envelope improvements where applicable.

Following a site survey, we will compile an executive summary listing efficiency improvements opportunities, condition of existing equipment and provide feasibility reports to replace inefficient equipment with new technology including return of investment / payback periods.

After Hours Usage (Base Load)

After business hours and gaps between shifts are areas which are often over looked for cost savings. By measuring base load energy (after hours / non-production hours) use we can determine wastage and introduce plans to reduce using minimisation techniques i.e. Reduce air changes / hour, temperature settings, compressed air leaks, planned plant shut down. Record and track new setting to maintain reduced load and energy savings.

Staff Awareness Campaign / Behavior Change / Maintain Savings

Implementation of a staff energy awareness campaign (if applicable) to help improve awareness and efficiencies.

Tracking Progress

As part of our service we will track the performance of the energy reduction plan for 12 months to help maintain savings through client engagement, effective monitoring and targeting using threshold alerts to automatically identify anomalies to maintain efficiency savings.


Establish daily water use in line with historic billing, check for possible leaks and rebate opportunities. Monitor water consumption to track and identify leaks. Pre-empt possible increase in expenditure ahead of bi-annual billing.

Managed Systems

Smart Energy Solution’s Service Centre is here to help our clients proactively manage energy!
Let us work as an extension of your team to monitor, track, trend, and forecast energy anomalies giving your business a competitive advantage.
Send customised automated reports using our energy management monitoring system.
(Compliant with PMD IEC 61557-12)

Staff Awareness Training

The Confederation of British Industry (C.B.I.) says ‘better energy management can help firms cut costs, without placing strain on capital expenditure. The reason for wastage varies from business to business but reductions of around 15% off energy bills are achievable simply by understanding usage and pinpointing exactly where improvements can be made. Energy efficiency in the workplace cuts costs, improves competitiveness and helps safeguard profits and employment’.
It also enhances an organisation’s reputation by reducing carbon emissions, which help combat
climate change. A first step is to raise awareness amongst all staff of energy use and its implications.

Carbon management and reporting services:

  1. Carbon Management / Reduction Strategy development –
    Development of strategy to reduce carbon emissions through proactive energy and environmental management.
    Key content includes carbon baselines, performance targets, consumption reduction, energy procurement, offsetting, renewables and low carbon technologies installation.
  2. Carbon emissions calculation
  3. Using Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) principles and UK carbon emissions factors (and others as required).
  4. Carbon Emissions Reporting
  5. Support with carbon reporting obligation schemes including: EU Emissions Trading Scheme, CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme and the new Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR).
  6. Support with carbon reporting obligation schemes including: EU Emissions Trading Scheme, CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme and the new Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR).
  7. Carbon Management Training
    Sessions delivered to date include Introduction to Carbon Management,
    How to calculate your organisation’s carbon emissions,
    Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting requirements.
    Training content can be tailored e.g. using actual consumption data
    to calculate carbon emissions calculations, identifying emissions scopes.

    Clients we have supported include

  • Local Councils
  • Worldwide Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
  • International Sportswear & Textile Manufacturers
  • Local Hoteliers & Retailers
  • Leading Corrugated Packaging Company
  • Global Aviation Manufacturer
  • Quarrying & Recycling Equipment Manufacturer

Here’s some clients that we work with