ALEO East Midlands regional update for the ALEO National Executive meeting - April 2017

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ALEO East Midlands regional update for the ALEO National Executive meeting - April 2017

Post by ALEO Admin » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:59 pm

- provided by Darsh Chauhan, Acting Chair of ALEO East Midlands, for the ALEO Executive meeting held on 20 April 2017.

Details of any meetings held and/or forthcoming:

So far this year, two East Midlands ALEO meetings have been held. The first was on Wednesday 18 January (update already provided by KL) and the second was held on Wednesday 5 April. Both meetings were held in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire and both were sponsored by E.ON.

At the April meeting, there were 17 attendees from across the region. The speakers were:
[*]Chairs update – developments from ALEO national
[*]E.ON – open discussion around Help to Heat
[*]Community Energy – community energy projects in the EM
[*]NEA – policy update

The April meeting was also the AGM. Karen Lond, who has been our Chair and an active member of the network for years announced that West Lindsey have deleted her post. She will be leaving West Lindsey at the end of the week. The meeting thanked KL for her years of service and dedication.

Darsh is Acting Chair until elections will be held later on in the year.

Most East Midlands authorities reported that they will be submitting a HECA report. Lincolnshire has a common template and Notts/Derbyshire will also be using a common template. Many report are expected to be submitted after the 31 March deadline but BEIS seem happy with this.

Details of any other events held and/or forthcoming:
The NEA annual conference will be held in Nottingham this September.

Details of any current projects:

The Home Energy Lincs Partnership is still going strong, and helping with the Affordable Warmth Strategy. They have recruited a fuel poverty co-ordinator for the county. Community Lincs has received £30,000 from Scottish power to continue with their work around the county. A new save and warm project has recently been launched.

Leicester City Council is looking to a launch an energy white label with Leicestershire County Council in the summer. The Health Through Warmth project run by Leicester City Council is about to go countywide. Leicester City Council is also working with E.ON on external wall insulation in the city. There is a battery storage project being launched in the city for the car parks.

Any other comments, e.g. issues or barriers:

There is no news from government around the flexible eligibility.

LAs are disappointed that LAs are not able to directly access redress funding.

LAs are disappointed at the HECA and the fact that there is no resource for it and there is no enforcement power associated with it.

We are pleased to announce that, as of 17 April 2017, East Midlands ALEO will be sponsored by A&M Energy Solutions for a period of 12 months.

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