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. 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.
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: email@example.com
Cheshire Energy Hub Members
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.
Benefits & How to Apply …
… Our Graduate Programme offers an excellent package for you when you join. Click on the following link to view our testimonials or complete the following form to find out more information.
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