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  • Political Consensus & a Clear Path to Action Local Renewables Freiburg 2007 John Thorp Chief Executive Thameswey Ltd
  • Political Development
    • Woking, Surrey
    • Population: 90,500 (mid 2005)
    • Political composition: May 2007
    • Liberal Democrat 16 (18)
    • Conservative 19 (15)
    • Labour 0 (3)
  • Corporate Priorities The Environment is one of the Council’s top three priorities Commitment since 1990/91
  • Local Policy Development Adopted December 2002 Three Overarching Aims: Reduction of CO2 equivalent emissions Adaptation to climate change Promotion of sustainable development
  • Local Policy Development
    • 8 Key Themes
    • Planning and Regulation
    • Energy Services
    • Waste
    • Transport
    • Procurement
    • Education and Promotion
    • Management of Natural Habitats
    • Adapting to a Changing Climate
  • Local Policy Development Climate Neutral Development Good Practice guide Neutral risk to the climate by not contributing to greenhouse gases and, Neutral risk from the climate by ensuring development is resilient to changes in climate
  • Future Local Policy Development
    • Woking LDF Core Strategy Policy Sustainable Construction
    • Development will be refused unless it:
    • Achieves a 40% reduction in CO 2 emissions (against current Building Regulations)
    • Is carbon neutral (greenfield sites)
    • Adapts to climate change impacts in design of buildings and open spaces
    • Provides a sustainable water management system (runoff and potable water)
    • Household Extensions:
    • Extensions to existing dwellings will be required to meet best practice standards for energy efficiency
  • Partnership Working
  • ESCo
    • Energy (& Environmental) Services Company (ESCo)
    • A vehicle through which energy and environmental services can be delivered.
    • Flexible corporate structure – Limited Company, Limited Liability Partnership, Social Enterprise.
    • Woking established its ESCO, Thameswey Energy Limited (a Limited Company) in 1999 and completed its first project in 2001.
    • Designed to deliver Woking’s Climate Change ambitions and to work in partnership with others to deliver projects outside of Woking.
    • XEGI LIMITED
    XERGI SERVICES LTD . WOKING BOROUGH HOMES LIMITED 100% 100% 10% 90% 10% 90% 100% Corporate Structure
  • Delivering Energy Generation
    • Twenty to Thirty year project business plans.
    • Projects progressed on an internal rate of return of circa 8%.
    • Economics rely upon being a generator, distributor and supplier of energy.
    • Retail sales income (plus renewable energy credits where applicable) critical to financing projects.
    • Tracks energy prices to give affordable “market comparable” charges to businesses and 5% below a basket of major energy company dual fuel tariffs to residential customers.
  • Distributed Energy Generation New build by Woking Borough Homes Ltd of six flats incorporating small scale CHP (5.5kWhe) and Photovoltaic roof tiles (2.6kWhpe) in a private wire system run by Thameswey Energy Ltd Affordable Housing with Sustainable and Renewable Energy
  • Distributed Energy Generation
    • The Council’s Achievements
    • Corporate
    • Energy Consumption (2006) -51%
    • C02 emissions (2006) -81%
    • Sustainable Energy Self Generation (2006) +94%
    • Renewable Energy Self Generation (2006) +4%
    • Borough Wide
    • Energy efficiency of residential property
    • (up to 2006) +33%
    • C02 emissions (2006) -21%
    • Number of households assisted with
    • energy conservation grants (1996 – 2006) +5,000
  • Distributed Energy Generation
    • Use of photovoltaics
  • Co-generation
  • Financing the Benefits
    • Energy Plant in Woking Euro’000
    • Total Investment 18,000
    • Financed by
    • WBC Share Capital 3,294
    • Xergi Share Capital 366
    • Grants & Contributions 4,840
    • WBC Loan 10,500
    • Total 18,000
  •  
  • Distributed Energy Generation
    • Innovative use of Sustainable and Renewable Energy
  • Central Milton Keynes
    • R e - development of Central Milton Keynes
    • W holly owned subsidiary, Thameswey Central Milton Keynes Ltd
    • Two 3MWe gas-fired CHP engines currently being installed
    • Phase one will also deliver 9MWth
    • Completion of the scheme is expected to be in 2012
    • Planned:
    • 4 stations - 26MWe
  • Key factors for success
    • Make climate change a political and corporate issue
    • Set clear achievable financial targets and stick to them!
    • Adopt a Climate Change Strategy
    • Work with Partners
    • Engage the developer community
    • Engage the local community
  • Political Consensus & a Clear Path to Action