The Cheshire Energy Hub

The Cheshire Energy Hub is an energy sector support organisation, which has been entirely funded and strategically driven by industry.

A Rich Source of …

…  knowledge, experience & innovation across a number of organisations allowing for greater scope and diversity of learning within the power energy sector.

The Cheshire Energy Hub

The Cheshire Energy Hub is an energy sector support organisation, which has been entirely funded and strategically driven by industry. It works with its member organisations and key stakeholders in promoting collaborative action, advancing the skills agenda and working towards business solutions.

About the Graduate Programme

Our Graduate Programme is designed to give ambitious and talented graduates an incredible opportunity to develop a unique foundation for professional, personal and career development within the power and energy sector.

Knowledge, Experience & Innovation

The Hub brings together a rich source of knowledge, experience and innovation across a number of organisations allowing for greater scope and diversity of learning within the power energy sector. This flexibility will afford the best opportunities to learn throughout the entile development programme.

Cheshire Energy Hub Placements

The multi-employer development programme is suited to graduates who are looking to gain a breadth of experience and diversity in their development. Completion of the programme will add significant and unique value to graduates’ future career progression.

The Cheshire Energy Hub

The Cheshire Energy Hub is an energy sector support organisation, which has been entirely funded and strategically driven by industry. It works with its member organisations and key stakeholders in promoting collaborative action, advancing the skills agenda and working towards business solutions. It initially established a successful Graduate Recruitment Programme and now provides the conduit for collaboration across various energy initiatives. Members include C-Tech Innovation, EA Technology, Encirc, Essar Oil UK, Peel Environmental, Protos, Storengy UK and URENCO, together with the Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership, Cheshire West and Chester Council and the University of Chester: Thornton Science Park. This existing cluster represents an area that currently consumes around 5% of the UK’s energy and contains some of the UK’s most significant and energy intensive infrastructure, including Ineos Chlor, Essar’s Stanlow Refinery, CF Fertilisers, Encirc and URENCO.

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E-Port Smart Energy Master Plan Receives Innovate UK Funding

The E-Port smart energy master plan contains some of the UK’s most significant and energy intensive infrastructure and access to clean, low-cost energy is fundamental to the future economic prosperity of the region. In response, the Cheshire Energy Hub has established an Energy Innovation District, based around the main energy users, together with network owners, innovators and with the objective of driving down the cost of clean energy for everyone.

The next step in this journey is to develop a concept and design for a local, smart energy system. An Energy Innovation District consortium including EA Technology, Burns & McDonnell UK, Cadent Gas, SP Energy Networks, Peel Environmental, Cheshire & Warrington LEP, Cheshire West and Chester Council and the University of Chester has won funding from Innovate UK for “E-Port Smart Energy Master Plan” project. This energy system plan will show how energy use across electricity, gas, heat and transport energy vectors can be optimised to permit energy intensive industries to benefit from low-carbon, low-cost energy – improving their competitiveness in the global market while improving the lives of local people through access to the same low-cost, low-carbon energy sources, while ensuring economic security through increased employment opportunities in this industrial heartland.

The “E-Port Smart Energy Master Plan” will be based around existing energy consumers, existing and planned renewable energy sources and existing energy network infrastructure wherever possible, thereby avoiding the need for significant infrastructure investment. It will bring together a diverse blend of energy consumers, from energy intensive industry to commercial and domestic users – linking their need for clean, low-cost energy with renewable energy resources, including wind, solar, biomass, energy from waste and hydrogen. The focus for innovation will be the application of emerging technology including internet of things devices, data analytics, measuring and monitoring technology combined with advanced digital intelligence to enable market trading platforms that will give consumers seamless access to clean, low-cost energy using the full range of energy vectors to best meet their needs. The output of the E-Port Smart Energy Master Plan will be an optimised concept design with an associated long-term investment plan, identifying opportunities for private sector investment and providing a nationally-replicable model for delivery of multi-vector, low-cost, low-carbon energy. To find out more, please contact us on: e-portenergy@cheshireenergyhub.co.uk

Cheshire Energy Hub Members

C-Tech Innovation is a global new product development and innovation management company. We’ve been helping industry, universitities, government bodies and non-government organisations to benefit and grow through innovation for the last 40 years. We have a vast experience of technology development in the creation of new products and processes. Our workforce is highly qualified, skilled and diverse. One which thrives on new and unique challenges.
URENCO Nuclear Stewardship is the centre of excellence in the management of uranic materials, decommissioning and recycling. URENCO Nuclear Stewardship is a subsidiary of the URENCO Group and based at the Capenhurst site near Chester. URENCO Nuclear Stewardship is committed to the safe and responsible management of nuclear by-product, and making a valuable contribution to the UK’s nuclear industry.
EA Technology is a world leader in products and services which enhance the performance, reliability, safety and cost-efficiency of power assets. We are the centre for technical excellence constantly raising the bar for others to follow. We have a multi-sector client base and also work with government and commercial organisations to enable the implementation of smart grids and new low carbon technologies.
Encirc is a multi-award winning market leader in glass container design, manufacturing, bottling and logistics solutions for the UK and Irish food and beverage industries. With state-of-the art facilities, strong focus on sustainability, continued technological development and world class manufacturing practices, Encirc offers a wide range of exciting career opportunities.
Essar Oil UK is one of the leading players in the UK’s oil refining sector with our Stanlow Manufacturing Complex supplying over 15% of the UK’s transport fuels. Stanlow enjoys a number of advantages in a highly competitive sector with its location close to Liverpool and Manchester, impressive scale and Europe’s largest residue cat cracker. We employ highly skilled and loyal staff who enjoy the challenging work and opportunity to really contribute to the business results.
Peel Environmental owns, manages and develops property in the waste, minerals and energy technology sectors; working in partnership with energy intensive industry, energy generating, waste management and mineral companies, technology providers and investors to provide bespoke property solutions for the sector. Focused on property solutions, Peel Environmental obtains planning permission, delivers enabling infrastructure and maintains a strong relationship with technology developers to identify early market opportunities.
Storengy UK is a subsidiary of ENGIE, a leading global energy company. We operate an underground salt cavern gas storage facility in Cheshire which, when completed, will be the UK’s largest onshore gas storage facility. Delivering innovative, flexible and reliable low carbon energy storage solutions for it’s customers.
SP Energy Networks is part of ScottishPower which is part of the Iberdrola Group. We distribute electricity on behalf of supply companies to over 3.5 million homes through a network of cables and power lines we own and maintain. We do it responsibly. We do it with respect for people and for the environment. We do it looking at the long term, not just today. We do it innovatively.
URENCO Limited is a leading supplier of uranium enrichment services and fuel cycle products. URENCO plays a key role in the global nuclear fuel supply chain. Our enrichment services enable customers to produce low carbon electricity through nuclear generation. URENCO nurtures and interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects to encourage young people to pursue a career in the nuclear industry.
The British Geological Survey provides expert services and impartial advice in all areas of geoscience. Our client base is drawn from the public and private sectors both in the UK and internationally. The BGS is involved in areas of immediate interest and strategic importance to government, industry and society.
ENGIE is a leading energy and services company focused on three key activities: energy, facilities management and regeneration. Our 17,000 employees combine these capabilities for the benefit of individuals, businesses and communities throughout the UK and Ireland. With a strong focus on creating great sustainable business environments ENGIE works in partnership with customers to help them to optimise the efficiency of their buildings and operation processes. By integrating energy supply, efficiency, facilities management and business support services, we can deliver guaranteed savings, combined with improved efficiency and sustainability.
Tata Chemicals Europe (TCE) is one of Europe’s leading producers of sodium carbonate, salt and sodium bicarbonate and other products, from our plants in Cheshire, UK. We are the UK’s only manufacturer of soda ash and sodium bicarbonate. Our high-quality soda ash is used in the manufacture of glass, detergents and chemicals and in several other industry applications. Our many grades of sodium bicarbonate have applications ranging from haemodialysis and pharmaceuticals, food and animal feed, flue gas treatments through to detergents and personal care products. All the energy for our Northwich business comes from Tata Chemicals’ own CHP, Winnington CHP. Our British Salt Business is the UK’s leading salt business, producing pure white salt for a variety of uses from food, water-softening, and industrial uses through to de-icing. We have a long and proud history. Having been founded in 1874, and being a founder-member of ICI. Now owned by Tata Chemicals, we are proud to be part of the Tata Group of companies. Not only does this give TCE global reach, but aligns us squarely with the industry-leading ethical business and sustainability practices, for which the Tata Group is rightly recognised.

Our Graduate Programme …

… Is designed to give ambitious and telented graduates an incredible opportunity to develop a unique foundation for professional, personal and career development within the power and energy sector.

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