South West Energy Hub

DCE Partners Devon County Council and Plymouth City Council are representing the county on a regional project with the South West Energy Hub.

The project will learn about successful domestic energy retrofit schemes elsewhere in the UK and internationally that could be piloted in the southwest region to rapidly increase the rate of houses being upgraded for a net-zero carbon future.

The South West Energy Hub covers seven Local Enterprise Partnerships across the SW and is one of five energy hubs that have been established across England. The aim of the Energy Hub is to identify, develop and implement low carbon energy projects. The Hub connects local institutions, shares best practice and encourages investment into energy infrastructure across the five Hub regions.

The South West Energy Hub supports the delivery of the government’s Green Homes Grant scheme to save households money, cut carbon and create green jobs. This scheme is working to increase the energy efficiency of existing domestic buildings.

How is this helping Devon reach net-zero?

Action E1.2: Identify opportunities for large-scale Renewable Energy and storage deployment on land owned or managed by Devon Climate Emergency partners, and wider business community.

Action B1: Expand whole house Retrofit trials in Devon, such as Energiesprong, by working with social landlords to aggregate their housing stock and collectively procure Retrofit, targeting houses most in need first.

The South West Energy Hub works to support local energy projects being delivered in the South West, which is helping to increase the number of low-carbon energy projects here in Devon.