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Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS)

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PSDS Updates - Phase 4

Last updated on 12/3/24.

The Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) is entering a new phase to support public sector organisations in achieving their net zero goals. Phase 4, delivered by Salix Finance on behalf of the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ), marks a shift towards a more targeted approach for allocating grants.

Focus On Impact

While previous phases operated on a first-come, first-served basis, Phase 4 will prioritise projects with the highest potential for emissions reduction. This ensures funding goes towards initiatives that deliver the most significant environmental impact.

Increased Funding

The government has committed £1.17 billion for Phase 4, spread out over the next three years: £670 million available in 2025 to 2026, £300 million in 2026 to 2027, and £200 million in 2027- 2028.

Building On Success

Phase 4 builds on the achievements of the previous phases, which awarded over £2.22 billion in grants and supported nearly 1,000 decarbonisation projects in public sector buildings.

Full details on Phase 4, including application criteria and timelines, are expected to be published in summer 2024.

What is The Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme? (PSDS)

The Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) is a UK government initiative designed to help public sector organisations reduce their carbon emissions and contribute to the country’s target of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The scheme provides funding to support the installation of energy-efficient and low-carbon technologies in public sector buildings, including schools, hospitals, and local authority buildings.

The PSDS was launched in October 2020 and is part of a wider £3 billion package of measures announced by the government to decarbonise public sector buildings and reduce carbon emissions across the UK. The scheme is open to all public sector organisations in England, Scotland, and Wales, including central government departments, local authorities, NHS trusts, and educational institutions.

How Does The PSDS Scheme Affect You?

The scheme provides grants for a range of energy-efficient and low-carbon measures, including insulation, LED lighting, and the installation of low-carbon heating systems such as heat pumps and biomass boilers. Funding is also available for the installation of on-site renewable energy technologies, such as solar panels and wind turbines, which can help public sector organisations to generate their own clean energy and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels.

The PSDS aims to help public sector organisations to make long-term energy savings and reduce their carbon footprint, while also creating jobs and stimulating economic growth. The scheme is part of the government’s wider commitment to a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

How Can BP Consulting Help You?

Overall, the PSDS is an important initiative that will help to reduce carbon emissions and support the UK’s transition to a low-carbon, sustainable economy. By investing in energy-efficient and low-carbon technologies, public sector organisations can play a key role in tackling climate change and helping to build a cleaner, greener future for all. BP Consulting can assist you in finding competitive renewable suppliers and helping with the installation of renewable energy sources.





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