Issue details

Contract Award - Solar Photovoltaic and Battery Storage Programme

In December 2022, the Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change approved the procurement of a single supplier to survey, design, supply and install solar photovoltaic (PV) panel systems and ‘Behind-the-Meter’ (BTM) battery storage technology across suitable corporate and school sites and delegated authority to the Assistant Director (Environment and Public Protection) to award the contract.


The County Council is now seeking to identify a suitably qualified and interested organisation from the private, public and third (voluntary, community and charitable) sectors to undertake the work. 


The Solar PV and Battery Storage Programme will support the County Council’s commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2030 as set out in the Climate Change Strategy 2020-2030.


It will also help meet the agreed priorities in the 2030 Energy Strategy by reducing grid electricity consumption, increasing renewable energy generation in the county, enhancing grid resilience, and reducing carbon dioxide emissions. In addition to electricity cost savings from the corporate sites, schools will also benefit from a reduction in electricity costs over 25 years.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/09/2023

Decision due: July 2024 by Assistant Director (Environment and Public Protection) (Wayne Lewis)

Lead member: Wayne Lewis, Assistant Director (Environment and Public Protection)

Contact: Emma Ford Email: Tel: 033 022 22196.

Consultation process


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Democratic Services Contact: Judith Shore Tel: 033 022 26052


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