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The latest network queries circulated for this service are listed below.

If you would like more information about any of these queries or want to submit a response, please email Phil Brennan.


RENEW021 - Electric vehicle charging points - 26.04.17

This authority is considering installing electric vehicle charging
points in council owned car parks for public use.

They are keen to hear from others who have been through a similar
process about the steps they took, any issues that emerged and
how they were dealt with and available funding streams.


RENEW020 - Heat Trust Applications and Heat Network metering and billing - 25.04.17

1. This authority is interested in speaking to others who have
experience of completing Heat Trust Applications, who would be
willing to discuss level of detail and any lessons learned in relation
to an application which is in development and for imminent

2. They are also interested to speak to other APSE members
who have established delivery frameworks for heat network
metering and billing.


RENEW019 - Local authorities and water deregulation - 10.04.17

This authority is considering the opportunities and barriers which
may emerge as a local authority looks to become a water retailer.
The interest from local authorities to establish energy supply
companies is linked. It would appear that there are a number of
factors common to both energy and water – with regard to the latter
that local authorities could become retailers, self-bill, etc. which
could be an efficiency, whilst offering a service as well as a potential
income stream.
It would be helpful to know if any other local authorities are thinking
about becoming a water retailer as well as the main issues for


RENEW018 - LED lighting health / wildlife position statement - 23.03.17

This authority is developing its street lighting policy and it would be
helpful for them to have sight of policies from other local authorities
who have adopted a position statement on colour temperature /
LED with regards to health / wildlife.


RENEW016 - Heat Meter Specification - 13.02.17

This authority is putting together a business case / specification to
tender for the installation of heat meters and they would like to know
what is available in the market
They are keen to see a specification for heat meter or a business
case written by another local authority.


RENEW015 - Community Energy Engagement - 10.02.17

This authority have been supporting community energy over recent
years, but following last year’s change in FITs, are now lacking a
viable commercial model with which to support them.

Discussions with colleagues in neighbouring authorities and the
community sector, lead them to believe that the sector is at a bit of
a standstill.

They are therefore interested to know whether, and how, other
authorities are successfully working with community energy groups,
what business / financial models they are working to and the types
and levels of activity being generated.

Responses to this query should provide an insight to the state of the
community energy sector at present and a short report will be
written up based on replies.


RENEW014 - Engaging local businesses in energy agenda - 05.01.17

This authority is in the early stages of developing a district-wide
strategic approach to ‘energy’ (generation and efficiency) and in
particular exploring how to involve local businesses in this process.

They are keen to speak to others who have been through a similar
process, how others have developed their strategies and involved
local businesses.





Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit local government body working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.




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