Local industrial strategy consultation response

WMCA published its draft local industrial strategy consultation recently, with a deadline of today for responses. Energy Capital and its board has taken the opportunity to put forward a strong case for energy infrastructure as an enabler in delivering the strategy. Introduction This is the collective response of the Energy Capital partnership to the West […]

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Conference agenda

Taking place on Tuesday 27 November 2018 at IET Austin Court, Birmingham, the theme of this timely conference is the strengthening role of the regions in the UK Energy System. More speakers are being announced daily but we wanted you to be the first to see what’s being discussed! The overall objective is to build […]

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Community Energy Birmingham launch new ethical share offer

Community Energy Birmingham (CEB) is looking to grow its existing portfolio of renewable energy generation on community buildings. We are launching a new share offer in November 2018. Two launch events are planned where potential investors can meet the team and find out more. Tues 30 Oct at 6.00 pm at Birmingham Friends of the Earth, The Warehouse, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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

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

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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