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 to drive economic development in Cheshire and the wider North West region.

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 and development within the energy sector.

Who We Are

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 to drive economic development in Cheshire and the wider North West region. 

Award winning Graduate Development Programme

After establishing an award winning Graduate Development Programme, it now provides the conduit for collaboration across various energy initiatives. Members include many leading energy intensive manufacturers and energy supply chain companies (see Our Members), 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.

Our Activities

Our Mission – Strategic Development of the Cheshire Energy Hub.
The Cheshire Energy Hub (CEH) was founded in May 2014 and is responsible for driving economic development of the energy sector in Cheshire. The members of the CEH largely comprise industrial, commercial and technology organisations operating in Cheshire who are seeking areas where active co-operation will result in mutual benefit.

The primary driver, reflected in the mission statement, is to reduce energy costs. For many of the large businesses in the target area, the cost of energy is a commercial significant proportion of their cost base and one which is increasingly a competitive disadvantage. 

The premise of this proposal is that managing and balancing energy consumption across the target area can provide sufficient scale to incentivise a range of technologies to be deployed towards reducing energy costs. Creating this market place will raise the brand of the area, attract new investment and funding, allow the area to lead in this critical technology area and reduce operating costs for its major energy users. It will be a further step towards the government aspiration to ‘democratize energy’.

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Energy Innovation District 

Devised and driven by a the Cheshire Energy Hub coalition the Energy Innovation District (EID) is an opportunity to deliver a new energy system in the North West of England. The objective is to provide secure, low carbon and lower cost energy – in turn helping to decarbonise the region while boosting economic growth and investment. The EID addresses the 10 pillars of the Industrial Strategy and includes energy-intensive industries, energy generators, innovative research companies, operators of the electric and gas networks, academics and owners of strategic development sites where businesses and supply chains can locate.

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E Port Energy Study

View the E-Port Energy Study

The E-Port Smart Energy Master Plan examines energy use and generation in the area. This will involve talking to industrial, commercial and residential energy users to find out how much energy they use. The project also examines current and future energy generation, including renewables, and how future energy uses, like electric vehicles, and new fuels, like hydrogen, could change the energy market. The master plan will set out a ten year private sector investment programme for developing a smart grid in Ellesmere Port that could be rolled out across the UK

View Final Report Executive Summary

Our Members

Our member organisations and key stakeholders in promoting collaborative action, advancing the skills agenda and working towards business solutions to drive economic development in Cheshire and the wider North West region

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 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Storengy UK is a subsidiary of ENGIE, a leading global energy company. We operate the largest gas storage facility in the UK, based in the Cheshire countryside.
Delivering innovative, flexible and reliable low carbon energy storage solutions for it’s customers

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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.. 

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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

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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.

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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 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.

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National Grid PLC is an electricity and gas utility focused on transmission and distribution activities in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Business segments include UK Electricity Transmission, UK Gas Transmission, National Grid Ventures and US Regulated Gas and Electricity distribution and transmission networks. In the UK we own and operate the electricity transmission network in England and Wales, with day-to-day responsibility for balancing supply and demand. We also own and operate the gas National Transmission System in Great Britain, with day-to-day responsibility for balancing supply and demand.

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Burns & McDonnell UK are a full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm, based in Birmingham. With a global HQ in Kansas USA, Burns & McDonnell internationally has a worldwide staff of 7,000 including engineers, architects, construction professionals, planners, estimators, economists, technicians and scientists, representing virtually all design disciplines. We plan, design, permit, construct and manage facilities all over the world, with one mission in mind: Make our clients successful.

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