Project:

Low Carbon Energy Centre of Excellence (Egni)

Overview:

This project will invest in developing a Low Carbon Energy Centre of Excellence at Bangor University and M-SParc, enhancing the region’s capabilities for research, design and innovation in low carbon energy.

It will provide opportunities for further research, supply chain development and attract inward investment.

Ambition North Wales is working with lead sponsors, Bangor University to develop this project.

Lead Sponsor:

 

Objectives

Additional GVA

Generate net additional GVA of up to £24m

Attract Investment

Attracting inward investment to North Wales

Job Creation

Create up to 26 new jobs in the region

Knowledge Transfer

Transfer knowledge between businesses, academics and the private sector

Target Investment

£21m

Growth Deal

£75.7m

Other Public Sector

£1m

Private Sector

£97.7m

Total Investment

Which stage has the project reached?

Stage01.
Determine the Project context:

The planning phase of the spending proposal. Assessing the strategic context for the project and demonstrating how it provides synergy with other projects within the portfolio.

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Stage02.
Preparing the Strategic Outline Case:

The scoping phase of the project. Making the case for change and identifying the preferred way forward.

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Stage03.
Preparing the Outline Business Case:

The planning phase for the project. Identifying the options that provide value for money, confirming the affordability of the project and determining the arrangements for the successful delivery of the project. 

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Stage04.
Approval of the Outline Business Case:

The Outline Business Case is presented to the North Wales Economic Ambition Board for approval. When approved the procurement phase of the project can begin. 

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Stage05.
Preparing the Full Business Case:

The procurement phase of the project. Recording the findings of the procurement and confirming the management arrangements for the delivery, monitoring and evaluation of the project.  

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Stage06.
Approval of the Full Business Case:

The Full Business Case is presented to the North Wales Economic Ambition Board for approval. When approved the implementation phase of the project can begin. 

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Stage07.
Project implementation and monitoring:

The project implementation phase. The Full Business Case is used as a reference point to deliver the project and monitor progress. 

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Stage08.
Project Evaluation:

The post project implementation stage. Evaluating how well the project was delivered and lessons learnt.  The Full Business Case is used to determine the extent the anticipated benefits were delivered and realised.

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Key Members

  • Professor Morag McDonald Dean of College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Bangor University
  • Henry Aron Energy Programme Manager