Agenda item

Energise Barnsley - Distributed Energy Proposal (Cab.29.11.2017/17)


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.