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As announced earlier in the year the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is developing a new plan for the next phase of growing the UK’s Energy Estuary.

The new Industrial Strategy for the Humber will map out how the region will build on its position as the centre of the UK’s offshore wind industry, and back industrial sectors around the region to grow and become more productive.

The LEP believes that the Humber can play a leading part in responding to the “Clean Growth” Grand Challenge set by the Government in its Industrial Strategy for the UK – not only in low carbon energy generation, goods and services, but also in the more efficient use of energy and resources by industry.  With two refineries and strengths in steel, chemicals and process industries, the Humber has one of the largest concentrations of energy intensive industries in the country.

As a key facet of this work, the LEP is commissioning a new Local Energy Strategy to examine how future infrastructure could reduce energy costs for industry, commercial users and local residents – including what the area will need to do to support the roll-out of new technology, such as battery storage and electric vehicles. Work is also required to understand the complex interplay between the Humber’s energy assets and the area’s industrial and domestic demand including how development of new energy systems could provide clear economic and social utility, including how the Humber can decarbonise heat and transport.

The Humber LEP are seeking high quality consultancy support to complete this Local Energy Strategy. Consultants with expertise in energy futures and infrastructure are invited to submit quotations via the YORtender system by 12 noon on the Thursday 8th Novermber.

To access the link to the specific tender opportunity, click here.