DECC requires reliable data in order to provide advice in the right places, and know where the biggest and quickest energy savings can be made. The NEED initiative involves linking a number of major public sector datasets describing business and residential buildings with gas and electricity meter-points. NEED Phase 1 will be used by DECC for economic and statistical analysis relating to the drivers of energy consumption.
The NLPG is the definitive address database of all properties in England and Wales. It underpins the transformation of public services by allowing easier access to public information and easier sharing of data through the use of a common data standard.
NEED could enable performance to be used to help identify specific areas where energy can be saved. Such information is also expected to be valuable for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of different policy measures, for example how effective local initiatives actually are at saving energy. It is envisaged that in time, NEED will be of benefit to a wider community, including government and energy companies.
PR Contact: William Allbrook, Tel: +44(0)1666 826641, Email: [email protected]
Intelligent Addressing contact: Gayle Gander, Head of Marketing, +44(0)207 747 3500, E-mail: [email protected], www.intelligent-addressing.co.uk
Notes to editors
The NLPG is a joint venture between all local authorities in England and Wales, the Local Government Information House, part of IDeA and Intelligent Addressing Limited.
Intelligent Addressing is contracted under the terms of the Mapping Services Agreement for Local Government to manage the NLPG hub. IA is required to receive, validate and integrate LLPG data from Local Authorities into the national hub and then distribute the data as part of the NLPG. Under a separate public private partnership agreement, IA has been contracted to act as the sole agent for the commercialisation of the NLPG, and promote its use in market sectors beyond the scope of the MSA.
Local Government Information House (LGIH) are a wholly owned subsidiary of the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA). LGIH are able to act as an intermediary between the private and public sectors and utilise this position to gain best value for the public sector. LGIH have developed and implemented several groundbreaking projects nationally across local government, including the Mapping Services Agreement, resulting in faster and more effective service delivery and have saved local government over significant financial savings in the process