Cambridgeshire County Council: Mobilising Local Energy Investment

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Published on March 12, 2014

Author: SouthendCREST



The final presentation at the CREST conference was by Sheryl French the Project Director for Cambridgeshire's MLEI project.

This project is being developed as part of the Climate Change Skills Fund. The fund is managed by Sustainability East on behalf of Improvement East Mobilising Local Energy Investment The sole responsibility for the content of these slides lies with the authors. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union. Neither the EACI nor the European Commission are responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein. Energy Performance Contracting for school and public buildings Sheryl French, Project Director

Why MLEI? 28% of Cambridgeshire’s energy needs can be delivered locally from renewables Investment needed: £2 - 6 billion by 2031 o Significant numbers of smaller scale projects driving high transaction costs for investors o Asset owners lack understanding, knowledge and confidence to progress investment o Piecemeal investment into energy infrastructure creates an uncoordinated approach that can prejudice future investment o Investors are focussed narrowly on technology and sectors o Lack of understanding of economic and social value created by investing in the low carbon economy £145 million of investment in energy efficiency measures in non-domestic Buildings by 2030

Project Summary To develop the right finance and delivery framework for Cambridgeshire to secure increased investment into energy infrastructure. • Set up a finance mechanism/ fund for investment into low carbon energy infrastructure • Identify and set up appropriate delivery mechanisms • Deliver an investment programme of public sector and community energy projects of at least €17.03 million via the Fund and delivery mechanisms

Decision Making Progress CCC has agreed to invest £15million in schools and its offices Procuring an ESCo for Energy Performance Contracting A Local Authority investment Fund is agreed as part of a MLEI Fund strategy

Case Study: IVC

What is the process? #mleicambs @cambscc

What sort of savings?

Energy Performance Contracting

Pipeline Development *Energy Performance Contracting • Procuring an ESCo to deliver Energy Performance Contracting • for schools and public buildings via the REFIT 2 Framework by July 2014 • Access agreements being signed with GLA w/c 3/03/14 for REFIT 2 Framework • MOU being negotiated with Local Partnerships to advise on the mini competition , tender specification and lesson learnt to date with REFIT 2 • Workshop booked 8th April, with CCC asset managers, facilities managers, property commissioning, finance and schools finance to be clear about the process, risks, remaining barriers • Engagement with schools has started– direct contact with 90 schools to date and expressions of interest from 84, appointments to see Bursars, Headteachers and governors in the diary March/April /May 2014 • First school signed up (via governors) to pilot EnPC and work with us on the finance arrangements and contracting models • Finance models for loaning capital to schools under discussion e.g. loans, managed service arrangements – COMPLEXITY • Identification of CCC and other offices via the EPAM and MAC projects

What is on offer to schools? • Access to an Energy Performance Contracting supplier (procured by CCC ) • Technical assessment of your energy needs and potential income opportunities • A list of measures that can be installed to make savings and generate income • A managed service or loan from CCC to invest upfront into the energy measures • A 10 year contract that guarantees savings, the supplier pays the difference • Technical expertise to manage and monitor the equipment to optimise its use and energy savings • 10 year contract that maintains and replaces the equipment • Support from relationship manager – Ron Dsouza, to help solve any problems But Some of the details are still being worked through e.g. finance models for ‘managed service’ options

For more information: Sheryl French| MLEI Project Director | Cambridgeshire County Council +44 (0)1223 728552 | Ron DSouza | MLEI Business Development Manager| Cambridgeshire County Council +44(0) 1223 699448| ron.d’ Project Partners

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