Delivery of Energy Strategies
We run the G1 Group, which is a 61 strong group of local authorities and a major focus of the group is the delivery of energy strategies.
Our focus is 'strategic interventions', because there are major issues (now and in the future) with the electricity grid that stop local authorities delivering their energy strategies.
We have completed work on the future demand of Electrification of Transport (EV chargers at park and rides and car parks, buses, council vehicles etc) that result in the total demand of a region increasing from 200MW to 720MW to 2030.
Residential and commercial developments increased the total required demand to 620MW.
This is simply unachievable when the grid is as already constrained in many areas.
Strategic interventions are required, otherwise the targets for electrification of transport policies, renewable energy, CO2 savings, new residential and commercial developments and creation of new jobs will be missed.
Strategic interventions include :
Grid Solutions - council funded solutions for building new infrastructure (33kV or even 132kV) to allow developments/projects to proceed
Smart Grid Solutions - council acts as the utility provided for major developments, operating energy under a council owned ESCO. Benefits include profits funding other projects, with planning, renewable energy and CO2 targets being met.
Building Solutions - financial modelling that demonstrates the viability of solar PV with batteries to achieve acceptable IRR, renewable energy and CO2 targets
We have devised a Strategic Interventions programme to assist local authorities achieve their delivery targets.
Please see the next G1 Event for proactive solutions.
Benefits to the Local Authority
Job Mitigation of CO2 Renewable Housing
Creation Job Losses Reduction Energy Growth
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