The Regional Energy Strategy has been approved by the Black Country Consortium, Coventry & Warwickshire and Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEPs.

Energy Capital, the three Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) formally launched the draft regional energy strategy for the West Midlands on 28 March 2018. This 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.