Local authorities are under constant pressure to provide a range of services to local residents, attract inward investment to increase economic prosperity and deliver commitments on clean air, carbon reduction targets and house building. Energy infrastructure plays a key role by increasing efficiency and taking the pressure off budgets, and helping to reduce air pollution by charging the new generation of low emissions vehicles.
Investing in renewable energy
A number of local authorities are exploring options to protect core funding by investing in renewable energy and using existing land or property portfolios to generate power and income. These schemes can be further optimised by the integration of energy storage.
Implementing electric vehicles
Societal changes and clean air obligations are accelerating the uptake of low emissions transport, particularly electric vehicles. Managing this new demand on existing infrastructure requires careful planning to avoid regret costs of significant capital investment during times of budgetary pressure.
The monitoring of the technical options and tailored solutions to fit local requirements requires constant focus, with energy infrastructure at the heart of future decision-making. This also applies to council fleets and employees who have a role to play in the future transport strategy.
Having the necessary energy infrastructure that supports ongoing business operations will attract investment from industry and create new jobs. To achieve this, the performance of existing assets needs to be optimised and incentives offered to commercial and industrial businesses connecting to your system.
By aggregating energy assets and solutions across multiple sites, public sector organisations can manage energy infrastructure as a strategic asset, delivering economies of scale, create additional revenue streams and avoid unnecessary capital investment. We can assist you with this journey and deliver low cost solutions based on our experience of new technologies and work in the public sector.