The annual Partnership Cycle involves a series of engagements between the Public Body and SEAI’s RA. These engagements cover the following;
Advanced Diagnostic: this is an operational review of (a) the Energy Management Programme, (b) progress on implementing the previous year’s Annual Action Plan and (c) consumption and savings. It is undertaken in Q1 of each year.
Partnership Review: this is a high level, strategic review of EM and the Partnership process. It includes a meeting attended by the RA, SEAI and the Public Body Energy Sponsor. It is undertaken in Q1 or Q2 of each year. The key output from this step is annual action plan document agreed by the Energy Sponsor and SEAI.
Energy Data Submission: SEAI will advise your organisation in making its annual submission of energy data via SEAI’s Monitoring & Reporting system.
Public Body Annual Report: SEAI can assist your Public Body to integrate energy metrics into your annual report.
Annual Action Plan: The RA will meet with the Public Body towards the end of the year (Q4) to review the draft Annual Action Plan for the following year. The key output from this step is a signed-off Action Plan for the subsequent year.
Service Offerings: SEAI will proactively target the delivery of offerings to the Public Body throughout the year, including: funding, finance and procurement; EED; bespoke assessments; strategy updates; working groups; grants; Energy MAP training; bespoke training.
True partnership is based on commitment. The greater the engagement of the Public Body, the greater the support from SEAI. SEAI will monitor the level of commitment, resources, and progress demonstrated by the Public Body and tailor the provision of SEAI support accordingly.