Energy Project Development

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Our aim is to increase the number, quality and scale of net zero energy projects being delivered across the South West.

We support projects from the earliest stages of feasibility and development through to investment readiness and delivery. Organisations we work with include local authorities, hospital trusts, universities, multi- academy trusts, community groups, and charitable trusts.

Our current pipeline has around 70 projects with a combined value exceeding £310m.

Projects we support include:

  • Assisting with local area energy planning
  • Community energy schemes
  • Decarbonisation of buildings
  • Heat networks
  • Innovating in public sector energy efficiency
  • Assisting the development of domestic retrofit programmes
  • Local renewable energy generation and storage
  • Net zero planning policy
  • Tackling fuel poverty
  • Transport decarbonisation

How can we help

The support we can provide includes:

Options appraisal and feasibility

Help to assess the feasibility and risks by supporting you to consider:

  • Technology options
  • Site conditions and location
  • Financial projections
  • Planning and permitting requirements including grid connections
  • Operations and governance
  • Delivery schedule.

Business case

High-level cost-benefit analysis to assess the viability of a scheme, identifying different funding options and supporting your decision to proceed.

Design and planning

Support for initial scheme design and site identification, liaison with planning authorities and grid operators, and development of a schedule of costs and revenues.


Detailed financial modelling and carrying out due diligence to support your investment decision.


We support projects which improve the way energy is used, supplied, or distributed. Renewable energy generation schemes are our top priority.

We work with public sector and not-for-profit organisations across the South West region.

Community Energy groups should visit our Community Energy page.

Please complete our project information form to request support or contact us for a conversation about your project.

Note: We cannot provide capital funding for the installation of equipment.