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A request for information about energy management system – 17062

Ref: FOI/17062

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 20th June 2017

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

Please find my request below, which relates to the organisation’s contract relating to their energy management system. Not all organisations have energy management system and if the organisation does not have one please ignore the contractual part of my request (1-6) and concentrate on questions 7-12.

  1. The supplier who provides the software to the organisation?

Reply

We do not have any software specifically for energy management. We have a Building Management System (BMS) which we manage internally

Request

  1. The cost associated with the software. Please provide me with the annual spend.

Reply

The software was purchased as part of the new build cost, so we have no purchase figures. There are no associated licence costs.

Request

  1. What is the brand of the software?

Reply

The BMS software is Trend

Request

  1. What is the duration of the contract?

Reply

There is no contract for the BMS

Request

  1. When does this contract expires?

Reply

Not applicable please see answer to question 4

Request

  1. When does the organisation plan to review this contract?

Reply

Not applicable please see answer to question 4

Request

  1. Can you please provide me with the contract description of the services provided under the agreement with the supplier? This also includes potential extensions and support and maintenance services.

Reply

N/A but a company called ADSM monitor water usage and billing.

Request

  1. What is the organisation’s annual energy spend for the following:
  2. Electricity
  3. Gas
  4. Water

Reply

Here is the annual spend for 2016/17 excl VAT

B221 Energy Costs – Gas 258,807
B227 Energy Costs – Electricity 560,849
B269 Water Services – General 165,194

 

Request

  1. What is the total number of meter points for Electricity for:
  2. Non Half Hourly (NHH) meter points
  3. Half Hourly (HH) meter points

Reply

We have 47 Mpan but this will change following P272  –  05-08 profiles will transfer to HH

Request

  1. What is the total number of Gas meter points?

Reply

47

Request

  1. What is the total number of Water meter points?

Reply

43

Request

  1. What is the total number of meter points for specialist gases and liquids?

Reply

One station still has gas heating oil.

Request

  1. Can you please provide me with the contact details of the key person responsible for this contract or around energy management.

Reply

With regards for the contact details of the key person, WMFS operates a single point of contact policy and via HQ Reception on (0121) 380 6067. The call will be directed to the person(s) responsibility for the specific service.

There is a direct email address for suppliers making sales enquires email: procurement.enquires@wmfs.net  and for Energy Management queries please contact facilities.management@wmfs.net

Furthermore, guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office is as follows:

  • The presumption is in favour of protecting privacy, so the release of personal information will only be fair if there is a genuine reason to disclose. This involves a three-stage test. A public authority will generally have to satisfy itself that:
  • There is a legitimate interest in disclosure;
  • The legitimate interest can only be met, or fully met, by the disclosure of information which identifies individuals (i.e. the disclosure is necessary to that purpose); and, the disclosure would not involve unwarranted detriment to the individual’s privacy or other rights and legitimate interests.
  • You can find out more about FOI exemptions from the Information Commissioner’s Office. This will explain which one or more of the FOI exemptions applies, and tell you how to appeal if you disagree with our decision.

Request

  1. Can you please send me the organisations’ energy management strategy/plan that covers 2017?

Reply

West Midlands Fire Service has an environmental policy/strategy but not an energy management plan.  However we are committed to reducing carbon emissions in line with the carbon reduction commitment scheme this is done through our PPM programme year on year.

WMFS does monitor its carbon production through a performance indicator which is reported on every year and we have a good record in reducing carbon.

There is no formal plan on how we reduce carbon – there is just encouragement to all departments and stations to reduce energy use where possible e.g. switch off lights and WMFS has taken a lot of initiatives such as installing photovoltaic panels, recycling and cooperate travel scheme to name a few.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications. If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision please write to The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

 

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