York Local Area Energy Plan
Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change, Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of Report: To present the proposal for Local Area Energy Plan for York, providing a spatial and temporal plan of investable projects to decarbonise the local and regional energy infrastructure.
The project will support lower energy costs, increase the uptake of renewable energy and improve network resilience; while also bringing the ambition of a net zero carbon York by 2030 closer to realisation.
Resolved: That the allocation of £90,000 from the 2021/22 Carbon Reduction Budget and £20,000 from 2022/23 budget to carry out a Local Area Energy Plan for York, be approved.
Reason: A Local Area Energy Plan is an important component of York’s net zero carbon transition. As well as reducing emissions, the project is expected to deliver future cost savings, deferred investment and value for money to the council; ensuring that future infrastructure is located appropriately, technologies are future proofed and investment is strategically targeted.
Report author: Shaun Gibbons
Publication date: 09/03/2022
Date of decision: 09/03/2022
Effective from: 12/03/2022