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Bristol City Council launches £12m contract for green energy partnership

Bristol City Council has relaunched its search for a partner to deliver the UK’s first carbon neutral, smart energy city by 2030, set to deliver up to £1bn of investment.

The £12m contract, published Monday (Aug 3), aims to secure a partner for the long-term venture with the Council, forming the City Leap Energy Partnership, originally launched in September 2019.

The initiative will work to increase the number of low carbon projects and opportunities across the city, covering a range of zero and low carbon technologies, as well as a large scale energy infrastructure to boost carbon neutral goals.

Opportunities for the development, construction and financing of low carbon projects are available, as well as the delivery of associated services that will assist Bristol in meeting their targets.

A Bristol City Council spokesperson said:

“In July 2020, Bristol’s cabinet approved the decision to re-start the procurement process for the City Leap Partnership after taking on board feedback from the first round of submissions.

“The council are looking for a partner to enter into a joint venture to deliver up to £1bn of investment in Bristol’s energy system. Delivery will include a mix of large scale renewables, expansion of low carbon heat networks, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and smaller scale projects such as energy efficiency for commercial and domestic properties. City Leap aims to address the climate emergency, while at the same time offering opportunities to address social and economic challenges as well.

“The procurement process is due to close in 2021 when the council will announce the appointment of its chosen strategic partner.”

This is a 20 year contract and is also suitable for SMEs.

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