West Sussex County Council: The Sussex Energy Saving Partnership

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We we joined by Colin James, the Sussex Energy Saving Partnership Programme Executive, who gave an excellent overview about the scheme and the benefits that is has delivered for West Sussex County …

We we joined by Colin James, the Sussex Energy Saving Partnership Programme Executive, who gave an excellent overview about the scheme and the benefits that is has delivered for West Sussex County Council.

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  • 1. Low Carbon Schools and Community Energy Conference Colin James SESP Programme Executive 5th March 2014
  • 2. The Sussex Energy Saving Partnership (SESP) 2
  • 3. Our vision for Sussex • Energy use reduced: warmer homes and lower energy bills for all residents • Carbon emissions reduced: target 50% by 2025 • Health & wellbeing improved for vulnerable older, young, disabled and fuel poor residents • Local economy strengthened: jobs created and safeguarded, training and apprenticeships
  • 4. 4 Implementing SESP First projects to gain experience and build confidence in the supply chain  Investment grade audits of WSCC buildings – detailed specialist surveys, – potential for renewables included – retrofit plan for each building, basis of the investment decision – diverse funding sources – integrate with planned maintenance where possible – better working conditions as well as lower consumption Other SESP partners to join IGA programme after pilot phase
  • 5. Implementing SESP in schools  Similar investment grade audits to our other buildings  Good solar PV and biomass heating potential  Governors and school management develop work programme with SESP  integrate with other maintenance/upgrades  pay-as-you-save for loans  better learning environment  ‘Green Shoots’ educational support for schools and community outreach 5
  • 6. Implementing SESP - solar  Solar PV – key part of SESP strategy – at all scales from household to community buildings, large roofs and solar farms – support to social housing residents – varied financing models  Solar thermal – where finance available from householder 6
  • 7. Implementing SESP at home  Household offer – social housing, private rented and owner occupied – first offer was to fuel poor households using HHCRO ECO funding – aim for whole house treatment: ‘fit for 2050’ – pilot first with our staff and early enquiries – use Green Deal process and all incentives – tailor offer to the type of household – use FiT and domestic RHI payments as part of package 7
  • 8. Complementary projects  DECC Green Deal Communities – promotes area based approach – solid wall insulation focus, ECO and Green Deal funding – announcement from DECC any day now?  Community Energy Peer Mentoring – 10 community energy projects supported – mentoring by successful existing projects e.g. Ovesco – over next year ending with new groups raising funding for first projects 8
  • 9. Finance for energy saving 9 WSCC Kickstart, £2m PWLB through LEP, £66m ECO Green Deal SESP partner investment Self finance DECC & other government initiatives