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 […]

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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) […]

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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 […]

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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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