Overcoming Barriers to Delivery
of Renewable Energy

Low carbon energy for Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire County Council is at the forefront of local authority energy investment with a programme of more than £20M in energy generation and energy efficiency projects on our County Council assets.  We have worked with 40 schools, 7 corporate buildings and built a 12MW solar farm. We are developing a pipeline of projects including a Smart energy Grid.  While providing tried and tested energy savings solutions, we aim to test new approaches, replicate them and share the learning.

Our Vision

Our vision is to secure renewable and resilient energy supplies and infrastructure that can support local needs.  We will do this whilst maximising commercial benefit for the Council and making best use of Council's assets to reduce carbon emissions and environmental impacts. Our journey began in 2012 with a grant from Intelligent Energy Europe. This helped us to identify a framework for investing into energy infrastructure, to upskill staff and understand the risks and issues in developing energy projects.

Projects & Investment

Through the Investment Fund, Cambridgeshire has mobilised a programme of energy projects to the value of £20M, testing and refining the effectiveness of this fund as we go. Download a case study on energy efficiency and generation work at Milton Church of England Primary School and at our own County-owned buildings.

The project includes an on-going programme of learning; ensuring that the partners make best use of new skills and experiences about energy project financing and delivery, as the project develops.