Energy Capital Innovation Challenge
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Energy Capital is offering climate innovators and entrepreneurs the chance to pitch solutions to a West Midlands’ energy systems challenge, with the two most promising solutions receiving a prize of €10,000 each. Energy Capital is a cluster initiative that aims to make the West Midlands one of the most attractive locations in the world to […]

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Open LV

What is Open LV? OpenLV is an exciting new project hosted by Western Power Distribution (WPD) and funded by Ofgem’s Network Innovation Competition (NIC). It aims to make substation low voltage (LV) data (this is information on local grid electricity demand) available for others to use, and enable communities to produce apps which take advantage […]

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Energy Capital to Host Birmingham Climathon
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Energy Capital will be hosting Climate-KIC’s hugely successful Climathon programme, in Birmingham, on 27th October, 2017. What is Climathon? Climathon is a global, 24-hour, climate change hackathon, which will take place simultaneously in major cities around the world. It will bring together the challenges of the world’s cities with the people who have the passion […]

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Birmingham Business Energy Survey 2017
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Overview This is a survey for businesses. Birmingham City Council is thinking of creating an energy company for Birmingham’s residents and businesses. They believe there is an opportunity for a local company to deliver gas and electricity in a more affordable, fairer and greener way but want to know if you agree with them. They […]

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Energy Capital Meets the Urban Growth Company
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Matthew Rhodes, Chair of Energy Capital, received a warm welcome and plenty of support when he recently visited the Urban Growth Company (UGC), to explain the principles behind Energy Capital and how we will help ensure the West Midlands’ transport infrastructure plans are a success. The UGC’s main aim is to maximise the potential of […]

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Prospective Partners for Your Business
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Energy Capital is continuously being approached by companies who are keen to find new partners based in the West Midlands. A couple of recent examples: Doosan Babcock is a specialist in fuel cell CHP solutions at the 500 kW scale. FuelCell Energy Solutions GmbH is the European subsidiary of FuelCell Energy Inc., a global leader in delivering […]

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West Midlands Showcases ‘Game Changing’ Zero Emission Technology
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Few matters are more pressing than the need to improve the air quality of our cities, so it was no surprise to see Energy System Catapult’s central Birmingham offices packed to the rafters for the Midlands Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Network’s inaugural ‘Midlands Showcase’. The event took place on 17th May, 2017, and was attended […]

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Climate Launchpad Competition – Your Ticket to Global Success
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Does your business idea tackle climate change? Do you dream of becoming an entrepreneur? Enter Climate Launchpad, your ticket to global success. Climate-KIC’s ‘green business idea’ competition offers you a rousing ride to starting your own business. 2-day Business Boot Camp: 6-7th June, 2017 Their trainers will teach you all you need to know about jump-starting […]

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Energy Capital: Report from Japan
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Matthew Rhodes, Chair of Energy Capital, supported by Dr Simon Slater, Director of Policy and Partnership for Sustainability West Midlands and the West Midlands Combined Authority’s representative on the Energy Capital Board, have recently returned from a visit to Japan, which focussed on future energy systems, as part of the UK’s Industrial Strategy Delegation. They took […]

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