Devon County Council has named the organisation that has won a major new contract to deliver support to the renewable energy sector across Devon.
Regen SW has been chosen to deliver a range of services to the sector, which is seen by the council as key to improving Devon’s economic resilience and cementing its reputation as a centre of excellence for low carbon technology development.
The work will build on the successes of the award-winning Renewable Energy for Devon (RE4D) project and take it to the next stage. It focuses on providing tailored support to the sector through a mix of mentoring, innovation and skills development.
Regen SW, and delivery partners the Centre for Energy and the Environment and the Energy Saving Trust, will offer a series of practical initiatives which will support the renewable energy sector. It will hold mentoring sessions and networking events, organise training and develop partnerships with education and training providers.
Creating a series of technology growth plans in partnership with the industry is also part of its remit.
The project will run until the end of March 2011 but could be extended.