Project:

Smart Local Energy

Overview:

The project aims to support energy projects across North Wales which will help achieve renewable energy and decarbonisation targets and have an element of local ownership. It will also help unlock private and community investment in new energy projects.

Local ownership is defined as assets owned by stakeholders located and operating in North Wales, whether that’s individuals, communities, businesses or other organisations.

Lead Sponsor:

Objectives

Attract Investment

Attract investment in low carbon energy projects

Decarbonisation

Contribute towards decarbonising the regional economy

Job Creation

Create up to 193 new jobs in the region

Local Ownership

Increase local ownership and capacity in low carbon energy projects

Target Investment

£25m

Growth Deal

£6.2m

Other Public Sector

£75m

Private Sector

£106.2m

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

  • Geraint Edwards Head of Service (Environment, Roads and Facilities), Conwy County Borough Council
  • Henry Aron Energy Programme Manager
  • Elgan Roberts Energy Project Manager