On behalf of the Sussex Energy Saving Partnership (SESP) and West Sussex County Council, I’m delighted to announce multi-national company Carillion as SESP’s preferred bidder for delivering energy saving initiatives in Sussex.
SESP is a major project extending across West Sussex East Sussex and Brighton & Hove. There are 686,000 homes in the project area, most of which could benefit from one or more energy saving improvements; enough work for a 20 year programme! Over the first three years our plan is to improve at least 17,000 homes generating up to £75 million worth of work.
SESP is designed to deliver energy upgrades to residents’ homes using ECO grants, Green Deal finance and other funding. In addition to helping reduce energy use through better insulation, modern boilers, improved glazing and draught proofing, the partnership will enable installation of renewable microgen systems such as solar PV and renewable heating. Our detailed planning work will now start with a view to launching the scheme in the early part of 2014.
Through this valuable work we hope to achieve energy saving and lower energy costs for residents, as well as reductions in fuel poverty and health benefits for the elderly and very young. It will also provide a boost to local companies doing assessment and installation work, and make a significant contribution to moving towards a low carbon economy.
You can find up to date information on the Sussex Energy Saving Programme, through our website.
Colin James is Head of Capital and Infrastructure at West Sussex CC. Colin led the SESP procurement and is SESP project lead.