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LEPs jump to challenge of Energy Trilemma

With the UK facing the Energy Trilemma of secure, sustainable and affordable energy supply businesses, charities, 3rd sector organisations and communities from across the South East are invited to help three Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP) develop a strategy and projects to make sure the region is well-placed to address the challenge.

The South East LEP is leading a tri-LEP collaboration – with Coast to Capital and Enterprise M3 LEPs – to create the South2East Energy Strategy and Action Plan.

Competitively priced energy for businesses and households

At its heart is the need to ensure there is competitively priced energy for businesses and households to support economic growth and that energy generation employs new technology and reduces carbon emissions.

Christian Brodie, Chairman, South East Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “The trilemma of achieving energy security, energy equity and environmental sustainability is a hugely complex issue and requires us to focus on how we generate and use energy for power, heat and transport.

The energy network involves public and private sectors, government departments and regulators. When combined with economic and social factors, national resources, environmental concerns, and individual behaviours, it’s clear that we needed to engage with energy experts in the business community.

Thanks to the insight of over 100 businesses, organisations and individuals we are now well placed to develop a strategy for the South East based on a detailed understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing the region.

It will consider energy and low carbon priorities, as well as tackling emissions and how best to fund our low carbon projects of the future.”


To tap into the region’s collective energy expertise, the three LEPs hosted workshops in Horsham, Basingstoke and Westminster.

In the coming weeks and months rounds 2 and 3 of open workshops will be held across the three LEP areas to engage businesses, charities, 3rd sector organisations and communities to find the energy projects that will benefit the South East by using this strategy process to drive the funding required to secure an economic, sustainable future for the region.

Join our stakeholder engagement workshops designed to share information about the development of the Energy Strategy and capture your inputs as we consider the strategy development.

The workshop will include:

  • welcome and introduction to the EnergySouth2East project
  • national and local policy context by LEP representative
  • potential project interventions to decarbonise and achieve clean growth
  • how you can support and influence the strategy and action plan
  • group discussions

Please note:

  • we are holding four identical workshops across the South East with the aim of reaching people across the region
  • if the workshop is oversubscribed we will limit places per organisation

Dates and venues

Tuesday 22nd May, 09:30 – 12:30

Arun House (Horsham Training Centre),
Hurst Road,
RH12 2DN
Hosted by Coast to Capital LEP

>> Book here

Wednesday 23rd May, 09:30 – 12:30

The Square,
Basing View,
RG21 4EB
Hosted by Enterprise M3 LEP

>> Book here

Thursday 24th May, 09:30h – 12:30h

Church House
Deans Yard,
London SW1P 3NZ
Hosted by South East LEP

>> Book here

We look forward to seeing you at one of the above workshops.