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Severn Wye Energy Agency a From strategy to practical action 1st March 2011. Catrin Maby, Chief Executive Stuart Davies, Senior Project Manager. Some information about us…. SAVE Agency, 1997, 2 staff Now nearly 50 staff (14 in Wales)

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severn wye energy agency a from strategy to practical action 1st march 2011

Severn Wye Energy Agency aFrom strategy to practical action 1st March 2011

Catrin Maby, Chief Executive

Stuart Davies, Senior Project Manager

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Some information about us….

  • SAVE Agency, 1997, 2 staff
  • Now nearly 50 staff (14 in Wales)
  • Aims: working for sustainable energy and affordable
  • warmth in Wales and South West England
  • Independent non-profit company, charity
  • No core funding
  • Offices in Gloucester and BuilthWells
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Our mission...

  • Education for public benefit in relation to energy efficiency and renewable energy
  • Relief of fuel poverty and protection of health by promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy
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Our approach...

  • From strategy through to practical action
  • Integrated approach to energy efficiency and renewable energy
  • Independent and technology neutral view
  • Cross-sectoral partnerships: local, regional, national, European
  • Engaging others by finding a common agenda
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Our projects include…….

  • affordable warmth, health, fuel poverty
  • advice and awareness raising
  • behavioural change
  • working with LA’s & RSLs
  • working with communities
  • working with business/ SMEs
  • working with schools
  • community buildings
  • strategic support
  • see www.swea.co.uk
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Advice and Behaviour Change…

  • EU project 2008-10
  • Focus on social housing and energy poverty
  • ‘Support instruments’ on finance for retrofit and energy efficient behaviour
  • Italy, France, Poland, Germany, UK
  • Three key areas of research:

1: finance,

2: behaviour,

3: existing and Best Practice…

…‘the guide’

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SErENADE: Sharing expertise on

energy advice in Europe

  • Study of energy advice in EU 27
  • Online toolkit
  • European energy advice conference, Paris 2007.
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Behaviour Change...

Working with LA’s & RSL’s

  • Manage Your Energy (MY Energy)
  • Staff behavioural change programme
  • No / low cost measures
  • Energy Champions
  • Meter readings
  • ‘6-Steps’ email campaign
  • Simple ‘actions’ or ‘activities’
  • Incentives
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Working with Communities...

  • Community Renewables Initiative 2001-7
  • Stroud DC community buildings programme 2007-9
  • Surveys/measures 38 buildings North Wilts 2008
  • Advice to support Local Area Agreement target for RES capacity Glos and S Glos
  • Low Carbon Communities Powys 2008
  • EST ‘Green Communities’ South West & Wales 2010-11
  • Community Scale RE Generation Programme - Ynni’r Fro 2010-15
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Community Buildings

  • Audits & Reports
  • Finance Applications
  • Planning
  • Project Management
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Ynni’r Fro - Community Scale Renewable Energy generation

  • European and Welsh Assembly Government
  • Competitiveness and Convergence funding
  • 5 year programme (currently end Yr 1)
  • Supports Community Scale Renewable Energy Schemes owned by Community groups and social enterprises
  • Main Targets: Income generation, job creation, energy generation
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Development Officers

  • 7 Development Officers across Wales
  • Project Management Support, Technical Expertise, Capacity-Building and Encouragement
  • Access to grants
working with secondary school pupils
Working with secondary school pupils
  • Linking secondary schools and local employers
  • Energy as a theme for work experience
  • Students learn about energy efficiency, and:
  • - apply it to school building and behaviour
  • - raise awareness in local businesses
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WAG Community Action for Climate Change: Pathfinder Programme

  • Part of the WAG’s broader programme of work to support community led work on climate action (Climate Change Strategy for Wales, Oct 2010)
  • 6 Pathfinder Officers hosted by Local Authorities across Wales
  • 22 month programme starting on March 1st 2011
  • Best Practice for local delivery of Community Carbon Saving schemes (energy, transport, food & water)
  • Trial and research – different approaches to community engagement, behaviour change and scheme delivery
  • Mapping, data collection on areas of activity/inactivity
  • Creation of Pan-Wales Steering Group linking active groups and communities across sectors e.g. Community Action for Climate Change Networks
  • Collaboration and exchange of Best Practice
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Pathfinder: Partners

  • Project partners include:
  • SWEA: Project Management / Technical Support
  • AECOM: Research Manager
  • Ecodyfi: Technical Support
  • Cadwyn Clwyd: Technical Support
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Pathfinder: Partner Roles - SWEA

  • Project Manager:
  • Project Management / Contract Compliance / Quality Control / Client Liaison
  • Project Coordinator:
  • Key contact for project communications
  • Supervision and management of PO’s
  • Organisation of weekly & quarterly team meetings
  • Secretariat to Steering Group
  • Liaison with WAG / Research Managers / Technical Support personnel / host Local Authorities
  • Communication activities in collaboration with all partners
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Pathfinder: Partner Roles - AECOM

  • Research Manager
  • Oversee and coordinate research element of the project
  • Phase 1: Scoping study / Develop scheme typologies / process and impact evaluation frameworks / PO brief for engagement / Reporting
  • Phase 2: Mapping roles & responsibilities of decision makers / Process mapping for case studies / detailed consultations, interview & focus groups / 1st Action learning groups / interim Reporting
  • Phase 3: Develop theories of change / 2nd Action learning groups / compendium of research / analysis & interpretation / 3rd Action learning group / Reporting
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Pathfinder: Partner Roles – Technical Support

SWEA / Ecodyfi / Cadwyn Clwyd

  • Technical support and mentoring – maximum one day a month for the duration of the project:
  • Energy - Behaviour, Domestic Energy Advice, Business Energy Advice, Community Buildings, Energy Surveys (NHER etc.), Eduction / Schools, Renewables (Heat), Renewables (Power)
  • Transport- Low-E Vehicles (inc. alternative fuels), Eco / Smart Driving, Lift share & car clubs, Promotion of public transport, Active travel (cycling & walking), Combining car trips, Home Working, Travel Planning / personalised travel information,
  • Food- Local supply (box, market), Food marketing, Seasonality, Product Development, Business Startup
  • Water - Domestic, Business, Community, Recycling, Harvesting
  • Other - Social Marketing, Domestic Grants, Business Grants, FITs / RHI (Income), Fuel Poverty, Policy, Planning, Environmental Management, Built Environment, Waste Management
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Pathfinder Officers

  • Map communities groups already engaged in Climate Change action
  • Map those with potential or demonstrate potential
  • Record of carbon reduction work (energy, transport, food & water)
  • Specific community groups identified to reduce footprint
  • Baseline data of carbon footprint of willing communities
  • A carbon reduction target of 10 – 20% of willing community
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Pathfinder: Timeline Targets

Oct – Dec 10: Contract agreement / roles / job descriptions / recruitment / commission research & evaluation

Dec 10 – Feb 11: Establish steering group / action research framework & PO training/ selection criteria for pilots / framework for community mapping

Mar 11: PO’s start / induction & training

Mar – April 11: Mapping communities / PO and all Wales DO’s event

May 11: First Steering Group meeting

May – June 11: Willing communities identified & pilots agreed

May 11 – Sept 12: Supporting projects, on-going learning & recording

May 11 – Sept 12: Research framework, reporting results & dissemination learning

Oct 12: First draft of framework

Dec 12: Framework complete and signed off

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Pathfinder: Communication

http://www.swea.co.uk/proj_pathfinder.shtml

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Pathfinder: Communication

User Name: pathfinder

Password: c0mmunity

http://www.swea.co.uk/proj_pathfinder.shtml

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Pathfinder: Communication Plan

Weekly PO & Coordinator telephone conference meeting at 10am every Wednesday

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Pathfinder: Communication

  • Other...
  • Project Partner Meetings
  • Advisory Group Meetings
  • Project Reports
  • Community Mapping
  • Case Studies
  • Supporting Documents
  • ...and others as project develops...
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Pathfinder: Dates to remember

2011

May 11 - AECOM

June 15 - Powys

Sept 27 - Wrexham

Dec 4 - Carmathenshire

2012

Mar 7 – RCT

Jun 7 – Gwynedd

Sept 11 – Cardiff

Nov 27 – AECOM

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Stuart Davies

Senior Project Manager

Stuart@swea.co.uk

01982 551006