Siemens has partnered with British local government-based initiative UK 100 to get more than £100 billion of clean energy schemes in operation across Britain.
The partnership will see Siemens work with a network of 94 political leaders, as well as the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to mobilise financing from the local and national government and private sector to deploy and commercialise the projects.
The scheme builds on the UK government’s plans for five local energy hubs, located in the Midlands, North East, Yorkshire & Humber, North West, South East and South-West regions of the country.
The agreement aims to simplify procurement processes and accelerate previously slow decision-making in order to attract large investment.
The partnership will start with a series of regional workshops with the aim of setting out business cases for investment, along with any policy changes that may be required.
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Carl Ennis, managing director of Siemens smart infrastructure, said: “Local government is in a strong position to help the UK shift to 100% clean energy.
“We will work with Local Energy Hubs to develop clean energy action plans which will make credible business cases to attract investors and make sure that these plans have support from local communities.”