UK100, BEIS and the Greater South East Energy hub partnered to host the ‘Financing Energy in the Greater South East’ workshop on June 18th. The event was held in Cambridge and was the first in a series of regional workshops aimed at encouraging investment in local energy across the U.K.
The workshop was sponsored by SSE and Walker Morris.
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Prior to the workshop UK100 compiled a survey to analyse the current state of the pipeline in the Greater South East. The survey results can be viewed in full below:
The leader of Cambridge City Council, Cllr Lewis Herbert, opened the workshop and stated the council’s desire to work locally to implement the Cambridge Climate Strategy: 2016- 2021, with an aim of being carbon neutral by 2030.
The first panel focused on developing investable projects and exploring the experiences of local authorities that have developed successful low carbon energy projects.
The panel was comprised of:
Chair: Victoria Bradley, Director, Energy, Infrastructure & Government, Walker Morris LLP
Victoria Fletcher, Environment and Heritage Manager, Oxfordshire County Council
– Delivering the Energy Strategy
Sheryl French, Project Director, Mobilising Local Energy Investment, Cambridgeshire County Council
– Managing Investment Risk
Daire Casey, Business Development Manager, West Sussex County Council
– First Steps in Investing in Energy Assets
Jennifer Belk, Commercial Project Development Manager, SSE Enterprise
– Private Sector Perspective
The second panel centered on sourcing private finance and building understanding of the different types of private finance models available and bridging this with the needs of public sector low carbon projects.
The panellists for the second session were:
Chair: George Robinson, Investment and Finance, Heat Networks Delivery Unit, BEIS
Daniel Carrico, Head of Origination, Allia
Peter Hobson, Director EMEA, Sustainable Development Capital
– SDCL Energy Efficiency Investments
Claire Hanratty, Chief Executive, Leapfrog
–Bridge Finance and Council Projects
Charlotte Eddington, Investments Director, Abundance
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