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Energy South2East

Over the next thirty years, our energy systems will need to rapidly evolve to enable us to decarbonise and take advantage of new technologies such as electric vehicles.

Three LEPs – SELEP, Coast to Capital and Enterprise M3 – have worked together to create an Energy Strategy for the South East, an area spanning all the way from Harwich to Winchester.

Our Energy Strategy for the South East

Our Energy Strategy recognises the aspirations of the Department for Business, Energy, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) delivering solutions that will take the UK on a journey to providing local energy provision shifting the country to a low carbon economy.

Setting down a clear vision for energy provision:

  • it provides a clear analysis of the energy opportunities and challenges across the Tri-LEP area, for power, heat and transport
  • it responds to national trajectory of decarbonisation and clean growth
  • it estimates the demand on energy and carbon emissions over time
  • it considers energy and low carbon priorities for the South East
  • it considers future funding options to deliver low carbon energy projects
  • it presents conclusions and recommendations to central government

Energy South2East Local Strategy

Our strategy shows how we can play a key role in addressing Government’s Industrial Strategy Grand Challenge of achieving clean growth and how the area can capitalise on the opportunities of the emerging low carbon economy.​

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Action Plan and Project Models

A detailed action plan and project model sit alongside our Energy South2East Local Energy Strategy to provide a clear pathway for delivery and achieving our vision for clean growth.

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Greater South East Local Energy Hub

The South East LEP is pleased to be part of Greater South East Energy Hub. As part of its Local Energy programme, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has funded the establishment of five Local Energy Hubs across England.

Each Hub will have a small team of specialists to provide practical support and expertise to Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and local authorities within their region, helping them to undertake the initial stages of development for local energy projects, up to the point where they are able to secure finance.

The BEIS Local Energy programme has also funded all LEPs to develop an energy strategy, and supported the development and dissemination of good practice guidance and resources which are intended to make it easier for LEPs and local authorities to engage in the local energy agenda and deliver clean growth.

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority – on behalf of ten LEP areas and Greater London covering the East of England, Greater London, the South East and the Oxford to Cambridge via Milton Keynes growth corridor – will create and operate the Hub with project managers and technical specialists. The area equates to 16 counties with 149 local authorities to connect and facilitate joint working.