Published date: 4 August 2022

Closed early engagement

Closing date: 9 September 2022

Contract summary


  • Research services - 73110000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Procurement reference


Published date

4 August 2022

Closing date

9 September 2022

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Supply of the services to support the development of Local Area Energy Plan (LAEP) for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Local Area Energy Plan is intended to support the identification of a rapid energy decarbonisation pathway that will facilitate both Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to transition to a net zero energy system. Cornwall Council has successfully secured a provisional commitment from the South West Net Zero Hub to provide grant funding to enable the piloting of the "Ofgem Method" for developing an LAEP and Energy Systems Catapult's LAEP Guidance on Creating an LAEP.

The LAEP scope must include the whole energy system, including decarbonisation of electricity, heat, and gas networks, future potential for renewable fuels, the built environment (industrial, domestic and commercial), flexibility, storage and providing energy to decarbonised transport.

The expectation is that the development of the CIOS LAEP will commence as soon as governance approvals are in place and the supplier has been procured, with the policy development works completed by the end of March 2024.

About the buyer

Contact name

Stuart Farmer


County Hall
Treyew Road