How we saved over £640k for our stakeholders by migrating the Green Deal Central Charging database
As a not-for-profit organisation, we know that we are spending industry and consumer money to deliver secure, stable and adaptable services and programmes. As such, we are constantly looking for ways to make our services more cost-effective and to ensure our stakeholders feel we are providing value for money. The following case study shows how we have achieved this with the Green Deal Central Charging (‘GDCC’) database.
What is the GDCC?
The Green Deal was a government-run energy efficiency scheme that helped consumers make energy-saving efficiencies in their homes. RECCo manages the ongoing systems and data for this legacy service. The GDCC facilitates GB Green Deal plans by providing a reference point and interaction between relevant Green Deal Users.
How did we reduce the cost of the GDCC?
As we set out in our FWP, one of our objectives for the current year was to reduce costs by working alongside our service provider C&C. We specified that service users shouldn’t be affected by the proposed solution and should see no alteration to their day-to-day interaction with the application or business processes.
C&C Group proposed that the GDCC be relocated onto ECOES hardware, allowing the current allocation, database hardware and associated Microsoft software licenses to be retired.
We subsequently changed the C&C contract to incorporate the GDDC service management provisions. On the 20th of May, 2023, the GDCC system was successfully migrated onto the new data platform with no impact on users.
How much money will this solution save?
The total savings generated through the migration of the GDCC into ECOES is expected to be £640k between April 2023 and July 2025. The evolution of the GDCC is the first step in our transformation of data services as we aim to deliver better value-for-money and continuous and agile improvement to meet the requirements of the changing energy market and remove the obstacles that legacy systems present. We’re pleased this collaboration with our service provider helped us save our stakeholders money.