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, […]

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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, […]

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The future of energy becomes a key discussion topic during the second witness session of the West Midlands Regional Energy Policy Commission
Second Witness Session

Sir David King and a panel of expert commissioners from industry, academia and policy met in the heart of Black Country to continue their work on the West Midlands Regional Energy Policy Commission. During this second witness session, the Commission reviewed the current energy market space and made considerations for how the supply, demand and […]

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Energy Capital Innovation Challenge

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

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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Prospective Partners for Your Business

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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