Project duration: March 2020 – March 2022

Regen is a partner in a new £3 million Innovate UK-funded project to deliver a detailed design of a smart local energy system for Rugeley Town in Staffordshire and its local area, including the 2,300 houses being built in the former ENGIE Rugeley coal-fired power station. The post-industrial town, and the large brownfield development, is an opportunity to assess the options for a smart local energy system, using proven technologies at scale. This project will focus on user-centric approaches to engagement, business models and marketplace design, bringing together a number of leading organisations that are delivering solutions in the heat, transport and power sectors.

Rugeley town map

Zero Carbon Rugeley Map

Zero Carbon Rugeley Partners

 

The funding secured is part of the UK Government’s (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) £21m Detailed Design of Smart Local Energy Systems programme, part of a wider Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund programme called Prospering from the Energy Revolution.  It aims to create a pipeline of highly innovative, ambitious and investable local UK energy systems that will be ready to roll out across the country over the next decade.

Regen is leading on the policy and regulation work package, reporting and collating the latest changes and the impact on the Zero Carbon Rugeley project. We are also supporting other partners on the business models, buildings and user-centric design work packages.


If you are interested in finding out more about this work, please contact Olly Frankland ofrankland@regen.co.uk.


 

People on this project

Christine Chapter
Christine Chapter
Head of Innovation
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Ray Arrell
Ray Arrell
Head of technical development
Ray leads Regen's technical development strategy, coordinating the development of the company's capabilities and…
Tamar Bourne
Tamar Bourne
Senior project manager - smart energy lead
Tamar leads Regen’s smart energy and innovative supply work. Past projects include: writing the…
Tim Crook
Tim Crook
Senior project manager
Tim is a mechanical engineer with a broad range of experience in onshore heat…
Olly Frankland
Olly Frankland
Project manager
Olly manages a wide variety of complex projects. He has developed a strong knowledge…
Johnny Gowdy
Johnny Gowdy
Director
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Madeleine Greenhalgh
Madeleine Greenhalgh
Policy and advocacy manager
Madeleine is the policy lead for Regen and the Electricity Storage Network, working to…
Kerry Hayes
Kerry Hayes
Project manager
Kerry is a project manager at Regen who has a broad range of experience,…
Jonty Haynes
Jonty Haynes
Energy analyst
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Ky Hoare
Ky Hoare
Local energy coordinator
Ky specialises in local energy issues and supports the delivery of Regen’s community energy…
Mark Howard
Mark Howard
Project Manager
Mark holds a bachelors degree in engineering and has over a decade of experience…
Ian Hutchcroft
Ian Hutchcroft
Associate
Ian is a strategic Programme Director and senior Sustainability Consultant with over 25 years’…
Merlin Hyman
Merlin Hyman
Chief executive
Merlin leads Regen’s mission to transform how we generate, supply and use energy. Merlin…
Poppy Maltby
Poppy Maltby
Senior project manager
Poppy is a Senior Project Manager at Regen working on future scenarios and energy…
Frankie Mayo
Frankie Mayo
Senior energy analyst
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Joe Noble
Joe Noble
Data analyst intern
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Ben Robertson
Ben Robertson
Energy Analyst
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Hannah Stanley
Hannah Stanley
Events manager
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Joel Venn
Joel Venn
Head analyst
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Ellie Wilkes
Ellie Wilkes
Graduate intern
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Hazel Williams
Hazel Williams
Head of delivery
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Project duration: July 2019- July 2020

Regen is supporting the Bristol City Council Energy Service on its heat network delivery, by providing project management support, funded by the Heat Networks Delivery Unit (HNDU).

Heat networks (also known as district heat) are networks of underground pipes that carry hot water and supply heat from a central source to consumers. The central heat source is known as an energy centre and many solutions can be used to generate heat. Across Bristol, networks are being designed to be low carbon.

Since July 2019, Regen has been embedded in the energy infrastructure team, providing sector knowledge and project management expertise. We are responsible for managing and critiquing feasibility studies, engaging with internal and external stakeholders and ensuring the successful delivery of projects with a view to increasing the build-out of low carbon heat networks across Bristol, in line with the Council’s declaration of  Net Zero by 2030.

 

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To find out more about our work on Heat networks, contact  Kerry Hayes at khayes@regen.co.uk


 

People on this project

Christine Chapter
Christine Chapter
Head of Innovation
Christine has recently joined Regen as our new Head of Innovation. She is looking…
Ray Arrell
Ray Arrell
Head of technical development
Ray leads Regen's technical development strategy, coordinating the development of the company's capabilities and…
Tim Crook
Tim Crook
Senior project manager
Tim is a mechanical engineer with a broad range of experience in onshore heat…
Olly Frankland
Olly Frankland
Project manager
Olly manages a wide variety of complex projects. He has developed a strong knowledge…
Johnny Gowdy
Johnny Gowdy
Director
Johnny is a director of Regen and leads the development of our advisory projects,…
Madeleine Greenhalgh
Madeleine Greenhalgh
Policy and advocacy manager
Madeleine is the policy lead for Regen and the Electricity Storage Network, working to…
Kerry Hayes
Kerry Hayes
Project manager
Kerry is a project manager at Regen who has a broad range of experience,…
Jonty Haynes
Jonty Haynes
Energy analyst
Jonty is an Energy Analyst at Regen delivering a range of technical support services.…
Mark Howard
Mark Howard
Project Manager
Mark holds a bachelors degree in engineering and has over a decade of experience…
Ian Hutchcroft
Ian Hutchcroft
Associate
Ian is a strategic Programme Director and senior Sustainability Consultant with over 25 years’…
Merlin Hyman
Merlin Hyman
Chief executive
Merlin leads Regen’s mission to transform how we generate, supply and use energy. Merlin…
Poppy Maltby
Poppy Maltby
Senior project manager
Poppy is a Senior Project Manager at Regen working on future scenarios and energy…
Frankie Mayo
Frankie Mayo
Senior energy analyst
As Senior Analyst at Regen Frankie has lead and helped deliver Regen's 'future energy…
Joe Noble
Joe Noble
Data analyst intern
Joe has recently joined Regen on a 6-month internship as a Data Analyst. Joe…
Joel Venn
Joel Venn
Head analyst
As head analyst, Joel is responsible for leading and developing Regen’s analytical team, as…
Ellie Wilkes
Ellie Wilkes
Graduate intern
Ellie joined recently as an Intern. She splits her time between supporting projects in…
Hazel Williams
Hazel Williams
Head of delivery
Hazel is responsible for Regen’s project delivery, leading on resourcing, quality assurance and developing…

A major new initiative in Devon is seeking to transform the energy performance of our buildings.

Zero Energy Buildings Catalyst (ZEBCat) is a three year, European Regional Development Funded (ERDF) programme that aims to help enterprises interested in whole house retrofit to engage with this growing market.

The programme will run until June 2020 and will:

  • Undertake the whole-house retrofit of homes in Devon, using the innovative Energiesprong approach
  • Deliver significant energy savings on a difficult to treat public building in Exeter
  • Support at least 80 enterprises in Devon to engage with new models of delivering whole house retrofit at scale

The project partners are Devon County Council (Lead), Regen, Energiesprong UK, Exeter City Council, North Devon Homes and Sanctuary Housing. Each of the social landlord partners will be providing homes in Devon to be retrofitted as part of the programme, during 2018 and 2019.

Zebcat

Reinventing Retrofit

The ZEBCat programme has commissioned The Green Alliance to produce a report outlining how the Energiesprong approach could be used to help radically transform UK home energy efficiency.

Titled, ‘Reinventing Retrofit’,  the Green Alliance make the case that 11 million homes in the UK could benefit from an Energiesprong retrofit, helping cut energy bills and prevent excess winter deaths, currently at their highest level for forty years.

Click on the image below to read the report.

ZEbcat

Business Support

Enterprises in Devon can apply for 12 hours of free support, by contacting mhoward@regen.co.uk. To be eligible, enterprises must be an SME (or community energy group with some economic activity), registered in Devon and looking to engage more with the whole-house retrofit market.

The support on offer is flexible, but will include:

  • Technical training courses on energy efficiency, whole-house retrofit and new business models
  • UK based study tours to see other demonstrator projects deliver whole house retrofit
  • Toolbox talks and seminars in Devon, focusing on the ZEBCat demonstrators
  • Support from the ZEBCat supply chain network that will build over time, offering networking and peer-to-peer sharing

 

Combined Logo May 2018


If you are interested in finding out more about the ZEBCat programme, contact Tim Crook tcrook@Regensw.co.uk 01392 494 399


 

People on this project

Tim Crook
Tim Crook
Senior project manager
Tim is a mechanical engineer with a broad range of experience in onshore heat…
Kerry Hayes
Kerry Hayes
Project manager
Kerry is a project manager at Regen who has a broad range of experience,…
Mark Howard
Mark Howard
Project Manager
Mark holds a bachelors degree in engineering and has over a decade of experience…
Ian Hutchcroft
Ian Hutchcroft
Associate
Ian is a strategic Programme Director and senior Sustainability Consultant with over 25 years’…

Regen worked with the Energy Saving Trust and other key regional partners to deliver the £6.3 million European funded programme, Ready for Retrofit.

Regen took the lead in providing intensive business support to over 600 south west businesses in the construction, energy efficiency and micro-renewable sectors.

September 2011 – September 2015

The vision was to create a sustainable domestic energy efficiency and microgeneration sector in the south west, capable of delivering a massive refurbishment of south west housing stock. This sector would take full advantage from national finance mechanisms up to 2020, such as the Feed in Tariff, Renewable Heat Incentive, Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation.

The programme resulted in:

  • the creation of more than 203 new jobs, as well as safeguarding a further 77 jobs
  • an increase in local business turnover of £19.8m

The project provided an opportunity to understand and analyse the varied supply chain in the south west. The publications below provide further detail.

Ready For Retrofit Investment Opportunity EST

Ready For Retrofit South West Retrofit Market Study

Ready For Retrofit Supply Chain Study Summary

 

Lead by: Olly Frankland

Contact: ofrankland@regen.co.uk

People on this project

Tim Crook
Tim Crook
Senior project manager
Tim is a mechanical engineer with a broad range of experience in onshore heat…
Kerry Hayes
Kerry Hayes
Project manager
Kerry is a project manager at Regen who has a broad range of experience,…
Mark Howard
Mark Howard
Project Manager
Mark holds a bachelors degree in engineering and has over a decade of experience…
Ian Hutchcroft
Ian Hutchcroft
Associate
Ian is a strategic Programme Director and senior Sustainability Consultant with over 25 years’…

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