The Regional Energy Strategy  was formally adopted by the WMCA in January 2019 following the approval and endorsement of the Black Country Consortium, Coventry & Warwickshire and Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEPs and the Strategic Economic Development Board. 

The Strategy consolidated a wide range of work carried out by the Regional Energy Policy Commission, Arup, Aecom and the Black Country LEP for the WMCA and set out how the region plans to invest over £500M to direct more than £15bn of wider investment in local energy projects over the next decade, delivering a minimum of £1bn improvement in GVA for the local economy.