The Core Services Spokesperson reported that the Council had received a Highly Commended Award at the Community Energy England and Community Energy Wales Community Energy Awards 2017 for its work with Energise Barnsley.
(i) that the Energise Barnsley – Distributed Energy Proposal, as detailed in Section 4 of the report now submitted, be approved;
(ii) that the Executive Director Core Services be authorised to enter into legal agreements to deliver the distributed energy proposal;
(iii) that approval be given for the Council to make the following financial commitments in support of the proposal:
· To pay one-off legal fees capped at £15,000; and
· Underwrite site survey fees totalling £60,000 comprising Stairfoot (£35,000) and Beevor Court (£25,000); and
(iv) that the Council makes an annual donation (up to a maximum of 10%) from 15 year fixed income stream receivable for the proposal to the Energise Barnsley Community Fund – the contribution to be used to create a funding ‘pot’ to be used for the benefit of Community Groups in Barnsley.