Tackling fuel poverty

Eight delegates from the West Midlands travelled to Edinburgh on Friday to see how Scotland is tackling fuel poverty through its Warmer Homes Scotland scheme administered by Warmworks. We listened to staff working with the public, learned how installation of measures by sub-contractors is effectively managed, and reflected on how a well funded policy can deliver […]

Read more
West Midlands leading the way for Energy Capital

140 delegates from businesses across the West Midlands and beyond joined the West Midlands Combined Authority on 27 November to focus on understanding how business can, with regional and national Government, play a critical role in accelerating the clean energy transition in the UK, maximising economic, social and environmental benefits for all. The Energy Capital […]

Read more
Energy Capital Conference – book your place now

The Energy Capital conference will take place on Tuesday 27 November at IET Birmingham from 9am – 5pm. Book your place via: https://bit.ly/2ErZIzA Energy Capital is the policy and delivery body for energy in the West Midlands, reporting to the Mayor. It’s a public-private partnership established by the West Midlands Combined Authority, Black Country LEP, Greater […]

Read more
Demand Side Flexibility Workshop for Local Authorities

The Power Responsive team is hosting a workshop to local authorities on Wednesday 26th September 2018 in Birmingham.  It will focus on the Demand Side Flexibility proposition, address perceived barriers to entry, and explore the various routes to markets, with relevant case studies provided throughout. There’s a small networking area where you’ll be able to meet […]

Read more
From analysis to delivery

Energy Capital’s role is to deliver the Regional Energy Commission Report’s recommendations. The roll out of Energy Innovation Zones within the West Midlands Combined Authority area is gathering pace. Energy Capital, accountable to West Midlands Combined Authority, held its first Board meeting on 6 June. Members represent the region’s three Local Enterprise Partnerships (public and […]

Read more
The second industrial revolution is happening and it’s the transition to clean, green energy

In an interview with the New Statesman, Sir David King, former chief scientific advisor and chair of the West Midlands Regional Energy Policy Commission explained how the West Midlands can the lead the UK in a clean energy revolution. During the interview King answers questions about Energy Innovation Zones, a key recommendation outlined in the […]

Read more
Tyseley Energy Park investment to fuel low carbon agenda
David Horsfall (Tyseley Energy Park Board), Chris Loughran (Deputy Chair of the GBSLEP) Sylvia Broadley (Air Quality Manager, Birmingham City Council)

Tyseley Energy Park investment to fuel low carbon agenda £1.76m LEP funding to support the construction of an access road at south east Birmingham site for completion by December 2018. New road to unlock access to Tyseley Energy Park, supporting region’s ambitions for low carbon economy. The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) […]

Read more
Energy Capital responds to Ofgem on Infrastructure Regulation

On 7th March 2018 Ofgem published their second Revenues = Incentive + Innovation + Outputs (RIIO-2) framework document. This document was under consultation until the 2nd May and features a number of proposals to reform the way the UK energy network infrastructure is regulated and financed. As a part of the consultation process, Energy Capital […]

Read more
Energy Innovation Zones to be pioneered in the West Midlands
Powering West Midlands Growth

Energy Capital, together with The University of Birmingham and the Energy Systems Catapult, has unveiled a report making the case for the creation of Energy Innovation Zones (EIZs) in the West Midlands. The commission, which was chaired by Sir David King, calls for four pilot energy hubs to be located in Central Birmingham and Tyseley, […]

Read more
Final places available for major clean energy innovation event
Sir David King, Chair of the Regional Energy Policy Commission.

Energy Capital, the smart energy innovation partnership for the West Midlands, is launching a major report to benefit the energy industry and urge those working in the sector to secure their place at the major Birmingham event. The ‘Powering West Midlands Growth: A Regional Approach to Clean Energy Innovation’ report will detail the existing challenges, […]

Read more