Great news for contractors with skills based in the energy sector, as more job opportunities may be created due to a Midlands investment project.
The project is set to be made available next year and has been created by Nottingham City Council; it will be called Nottingham Energy Tariff.
Contractors freelancing in this field may be interested to hear that the thinking behind the latest project is to create a new energy network, which should result in costs being lowered and more businesses being attracted to the region.
It will be pitched as part of the city’s contribution to the Green Deal. This is a national scheme bought forward by the government in order to encourage energy efficiency in both homes and offices.
The new project will help to create more job opportunities for both permanent and freelance workers; however, Nottingham City Council has not yet confirmed how many new jobs the scheme is likely to produce. The types of skills needed, will be related to areas such as the installation of smart meters that can be used to accurately monitor customers’ energy use.
Nottingham City Council’s energy manager Alex Moczarski said, “We want to be perceived as a city of low-carbon energy use and this should make us attractive to corporate businesses who are keen to be seen as a being green.
“While this aspect wouldn’t be so important for small and medium-sized firms, which are more concerned with their day-to-day costs, the tariff should still be attractive because it will help reduce the energy bills of all businesses that sign up.”
This news of the energy investment scheme, comes just as it was recently announced that the UK’s energy sector has been named as one of the best in the world.
The study, which was carried out by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), revealed that the UK came top of the table among 12 of the world’s largest economies.