Bristol’s City Leap

Bristol’s journey towards becoming a zero-carbon, smart energy city has received a boost as a new partnership has been unveiled between the council and the private sector.

Following a procurement process, the council has selected Ameresco Limited as its strategic partner to form the City Leap partnership. Ameresco Limited, a leading cleantech integrator and renewable energy asset developer, owner and operator, will work in collaboration with Vattenfall Heat UK, Sweden’s nationally owned energy company, who specialise in low and zero-carbon heat networks.

The City Leap partnership is aimed at delivering low carbon energy infrastructure, such as solar PV, heat networks, heat pumps and energy efficiency measures at scale, all which will help Bristol meet its carbon reduction targets of becoming carbon neutral by 2030. The partners will invest in the council’s estate to deliver low carbon energy infrastructure and support others, such as residents, community energy groups and businesses, to deliver local carbon reducing projects.

Private sector partners will contribute capital funding, including £424 million over the first five years of the twenty-year partnership, in low carbon energy and capacity and expertise in the delivery of low carbon energy infrastructure projects. The project will remove around 140,000 tonnes of carbon across the city in the first five years of operation.

The appointment of the strategic partner and a commitment to finalise the arrangements will be endorsed by Cabinet on the Tuesday 5 April 2022.

More information about the latest milestone for City Leap can be found in our news section.

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