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This event is organised by ICE Wales Cymru West Wales and Swansea City Club.
Steve Keating (Pembrokeshire County Council) will first talk about Milford Haven: Energy Kingdom (MH:EK) and establishing seed markets for hydrogen.
MH:EK is a two-year £4.5 million detailed design project, completing in 2022, exploring what a decarbonised smart local energy system could look like for the Milford Haven Waterway including the towns of Milford Haven, Pembroke and Pembroke Dock. The project will explore the potential of hydrogen as part of a multi-vector approach to decarbonisation.
Central to the project, and to achieving net-zero, is a commitment to engage with the community and local industry, providing insight and opportunities for growth. The ambition is to gather detailed insight into the whole energy system around Milford Haven, to identify and design a future smart local energy system based on a truly multi-vector approach (heat, electricity, transport) and comprehensive energy systems architecture.
Following on, Tim James (Port of Milford Haven) will talk about the Pembroke Dock Marine (PDM) City Deal project.
Pembroke Dock Marine will create the spaces, facilities and services needed by industry to innovate while driving down operational costs. It will act as a catalyst for what is a powerful suite of global markets, by offering unrivalled location, knowledge and expertise, supply chain excellence and connectivity benefits. It will help to nurture developing technologies, most immediately acknowledging the real and immediate opportunity presented by the nascent marine energy sector and minimise risk for investors in a fast-growing sector.
Sustainable Development & Energy Manager, Pembrokeshire County Council
Steve is tasked with the decarbonisation of the Council’s estate and assets.
Having already reduced CO2 emissions from fuels used in over 300 non-domestic council buildings by 45%, Pembrokeshire CC is developing a clear plan for a route towards being a net zero carbon local authority by 2030. This approach, backed by full Council in July 2019 following the declaration of a Climate Emergency, seeks to expand the decarbonisation efforts in heating, transport, electricity systems and infrastructure.
Pembrokeshire CC are committed to continued collaboration with experts from the private and 3rd sectors, the Public Services Board and Swansea Bay City Deal partners to develop opportunities to decarbonize.
The Milford Haven : Energy Kingdom (MH:EK) project is a result of the expansion of their work with Port of Milford Haven and Welsh Government which since 2015 has sought to champion decarbonisation to help Pembrokeshire transition to a renewable energy economy.
Head of Commercial (South) & Energy, Port of Milford Haven
As a life sciences graduate with a drive to reducing the impacts of climate change, Tim took the opportunity to work for the UKs largest energy port in 2011. His proactive and determined approach has seen his role develop to an executive level responsible for diversifying the Ports energy related interests.
He has delivered projects which have resulted in a steady circa £1m of revenue for the business and seen the operation run carbon neutral from 2015-2016. Recognising the need to do more, Tim is leading the vision for driving energy innovation into the heart of the wider port operation. This has netted benefits and backing from UK and Welsh Govt, through a number of energy innovation projects and regional growth initiatives.
Tim's current focus is leading the delivery of Pembroke Dock Marine, a Swansea Bay City Deal project targeting the commercialisation of marine renewables including floating wind through large scale redevelopment of Pembroke Port and supporting marine infrastructure and innovation. Supporting the wider decarbonisation agenda, Tim's heavily involved in projects like Milford Haven: Energy Kingdom and The South Wales Industrial Cluster, which are developing market mechanisms and infrastructure plans to deliver Net Zero ahead of target.
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